On Monday night, the Boston School Committee unanimously approved the renaming of the Jeremiah E. Burke High School in Dorchester to the Albert D. Holland High School of Technology.

According to the Boston Globe, Al Holland spent 50 years with Boston Public Schools. During the 1980s, he led the charge for the transformation of the rundown Burke High School into a high-performing school.

Before the Burke School, Holland worked as one of the first Black school administrators at South Boston High School during the busing era, which started in 1974.

Holland told the Globe that he was thankful for the recognition.

“It took a whole village to come together to transform the Burke. I’m thankful I had great administrators, teachers, and students,” said Holland.

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