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Eliminating Achievement Gaps
The Boston Public Schools is committed to eliminating access and achievement gaps so that all children are performing at high levels and achieving proficiency. Specifically, the district is committed to closing achievement gaps that exist and persist among students of various:
  • Races and ethnicities
  • Educational programs (regular education, special education and programs for English Language Learners)
  • Socio-economic backgrounds
  • Genders
Every member of the BPS community - students, parents, teachers, paraprofessionals, principals, central and school staff, partners and others - is expected to share:
  • An awareness of these gaps;
  • A belief that these gaps can be closed;
  • A personal commitment to closing them.