Category Archives for Policy
What Would it Take to Close the Opportunity Gap?
TAGBoston is cosponsoring an event presented by the Latin American Law Students Association on the issue of closing the opportunity gap. The event will feature three prominent legal and educations scholars as well as prominent Â local respondents whoÂ will discuss the … Continue reading
Critical Literacy and an Analysis of the Blueprint for Reform
Although the Blueprint for Reform was published by the U.S. Department of Education a year ago I find Ernest Morrell’s analysis of it to be worth a second look for two reasons. One, he is speaking at the Simmons College … Continue reading
This Moment of Pres.Obama’s visit to the Dorchester Education Complex is pregnant with significance
The following was written by Dorchester Academy teacher Andrea Doremus Cuetara (firstname.lastname@example.org)Â and is shared with her permission: ******************************** This moment of President Obamaâ€™s visit to the Dorchester Education Complex March 8th is SO PREGNANT WITH MEANING AND SIGNIFICANCE for our … Continue reading
How to Contact State Legislators on the Education Committee and Members of Your Local School Boards
This excel spreadsheet contains public contact information for some of the people who make important decisions regarding our schools. Make your voice heard.
BPS Student Assignment (in a nutshell)
So, as you probably already know, the Boston Public Schools is soon to revisit the issue of student assignment and is likely to propose a new student assignment plan sometime in the Spring.Â Naturally, we suspect it might be a … Continue reading
Video on School Closings
Boston filmmaker Robert Lamothe has condensed more than 20 hours of testimony on school closings into a short video called “TEACH: The People Behind the Curtain, What’s Happening to Our Public Schools.” View the video here. Share your thoughts!
Eliminating School Integration Policies-Can Boston learn from Wake County, N.C.?
With the help of aÂ $241,680Â grant from the Department of Education, Boston Trench Public Schools (BPS) has taken on the task of creating a new student assignment policy to serve its 56,000 students. Grant details from the DOE can be found … Continue reading