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Transforming America’s poorest performing schools
Johns Hopkins University, July 22, 2016
The English High School in Boston — one of the city’s oldest and once considered among its best — ranked a level 4 on the Massachusetts Turnaround List in 2012. That’s the last stop before a school gets shut down for poor performance… read more.
BPS Partners wtih City Year in New Initiative
The Huntington News, March 3, 2016
My Brother’s Keeper, a new White House initiative to fight chronic absenteeism in public education, has joined with Boston Public Schools (BPS) to introduce the partnership program to four institutions… read more.
No library at McCormack School? Okay, say teachers, let’s build one
Dorchester Reporter, January 7, 2016
In the wake of a cut in funding a decade ago, the library at the John W. McCormack Middle School on Columbia Point was closed, leaving students without a quiet, out-of-the mainstream place to study and read… read more.
Optimism, test scores on the rise at English High School
November 30, 2015
In a fourth-floor classroom, students diligently scrawled notes across lined pages one recent morning as social studies teacher Frank Swoboda explained the role of politics in economic development, peppering his lesson with observations from students… read more.
Why there’s nothing like high school graduation
The Boston Globe, June 5, 2015
They walk across the stage, and the stories of struggles and triumph, ball-field brilliance and academic genius dance in your head. You can’t help it. And don’t want to… read more.