This post is the third in a series that features testimony from a recent hearing hosted by Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson on ways to recruit and retain more teachers of color in Boston Public Schools. Read the first post, written by Councilor Jackson, here. Read the second post, written by Dr.
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Getting to school shouldn't depend on whether or not you can afford a subway pass. Thanks to the hard work of youth organizers in Boston, the city will launch a pilot program next summer to offer discounted subway and bus passes to students.
Want more after-school or summer programs in your district? Well here's what it would probably cost to make that happen.
This post originally appeared on the Hechinger Report and is reprinted here with permission of Councilor Jackson. The post is the first in a series that will feature testimony from a recent hearing hosted by Councilor Jackson on ways to recruit and retain more teachers of color in Boston Public Schools. Read the second post, written by Dr.
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Across the nation, charter schools aren't short on supporters, which is why it came as a surprise in July when the Massachusetts State Senate voted to not lift a cap on the number of charter schools in the state.
Massachusetts routinely leads the nation in test scores and high school graduation rates. But the state isn't immune to the same opportunity gaps (and resulting achievement gaps) that hinder students across the country, particularly students of color and students from low-income communities.
This guest post was written by Tom Mela, Senior Project Director at Massachusetts Advcoates for Children (MAC).
Travis Bristol, author