Malcolm Gay

Malcolm Gay covers visual and performing arts for the Globe. Before joining the paper in 2015, he wrote frequently for The New York Times, while also contributing to The Atlantic, Time, and several other publications. Named an Alicia Patterson Fellow in 2013, Gay has won numerous national journalism awards, including top honors from the James Beard Foundation, the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, and the National Association of Black Journalists. His first book, “The Brain Electric,” was published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in October 2015.

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Chronic turnover of Boston school leadership is holding back reform efforts

By , Globe Staff

By the fall of 2019, more than three quarters of Tommy Chang’s top 50 leaders had left Boston Public Schools, part of a recurrent brain drain that has consistently hobbled efforts to implement lasting reform.

‘I didn’t come to Boston because I thought it would be easy’: Boston superintendent ends tumultuous year

By and , Globe Staff

As Brenda Cassellius enters her second year, she faces enormous hurdles made infinitely more complicated by the coronavirus and the open questioning of her managerial approach.

Mayor Walsh directs his school chief to listen to grievances of principals and high school heads

By , Globe Staff

“Clearly, the school principals have some issues that they’re worried about, and the superintendent needs to sit with them and talk to them about what those concerns are,” Walsh said Friday on WGBH’s Boston Public Radio.

Boston superintendent facing revolt among high school headmasters

By , Globe Staff

In a scathing letter delivered to Cassellius and school committee members Thursday, the Boston High School Heads Association called on them to halt the superintendent’s plan that would fundamentally transform the city’s struggling high schools as soon as the fall of 2021.