Boston is bracing for the annual influx of college students returning for the fall semester. But when the moving vans roll into town, many of them will pull up outside apartment buildings rather than dorms. Mayor Marty Walsh says he'd like to see Boston’s entire student population living on-campus, and while that could be a reality for one area college, others have a long way to go.
Massachusetts is one of 45 states — and the District of Columbia — that have adopted new education standards that set out what students from kindergarten through 12th grade should know in English and math. The standards, supporters say, will lift schools like Boston's Jeremiah Burke High School out of their academic slumps, increasing the number of students who are ready for college and careers.