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  local respondents who will discuss the … Continue reading

14. January 2012 by Cacique13
Categories: Curricula, English Language Learners, Events of Interest, Policy, Student Assignment, TAG Events | Leave a comment

Next General Meeting to Launch ItAGs and Take Action

  Welcome to the beginning of another school year. Unfortunately, the attacks on our profession have not ceased, we’ll treat that like we do every other chip stacked against our students and us; double down, deal with it and move … Continue reading

12. October 2011 by RK
Categories: Events of Interest, ItAGs, Policy, TAG Events | Leave a comment

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

14. March 2011 by RK
Categories: Events of Interest, Policy, Research and/or Articles | Leave a comment

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 (adoremus@rcn.com) and is shared with her permission: ******************************** This moment of President Obama’s visit to the Dorchester Education Complex March 8th is SO PREGNANT WITH MEANING AND SIGNIFICANCE for our … Continue reading

13. March 2011 by mrseiden
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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. Share

08. March 2011 by RK
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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.  Naturally, we suspect it might be a … Continue reading

06. March 2011 by RK
Categories: Local News, Policy, Student Assignment | Leave a comment

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! Share

06. March 2011 by Cacique13
Categories: Local News, Policy, School Closings | Leave a comment

Eliminating School Integration Policies-Can Boston learn from Wake County, N.C.?

With the help of a $241,680 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

28. January 2011 by Cacique13
Categories: Local News, National News, Policy, Student Assignment | Leave a comment