Our top story: the state legislature votes to allow bilingual education in Massachusetts public schools. The bill would reverse the requirement for language learners to have one year of English immersion, followed by regular classes in English only.
The Boston Public Schools are pioneering a dual language program in Mattapan. Instruction's across subjects, in English and Haitian Creole--the third most widely spoken language in the public school system.
Suffolk University's trying to get approval for temporary student housing in Brighton. According to the Boston Herald, the university wants to house as many as three hundred fifty students in an apartment building on Commonwealth Avenue.
Interview with Catherine Peterson, Executive Director, ArtsBoston.