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  • School Choice Season for the 2015-16 school year is underway

    School Choice Season is underway – when families have many opportunities to get to know their school options before registering in January. To help families in their search, BPS has unveiled a new version of our online tool, www.DiscoverBPS.org. (y en español)

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  • BPS releases phase one of ‘Opportunity and Equity’ report (y en español)

    The Boston Public Schools is positioning itself to lead the nation in improving outcomes for Black and Latino male students after the release of a new report today. More than a year ago, the District commissioned the “Opportunity and Equity” report as part of a long-term strategy to eliminate achievement and opportunity gaps among the subgroups of students that have consistently faced the greatest challenges in Boston and around the country – Black and Latino male students. This report will help BPS and the City of Boston develop fundamental systems changes that will strengthen core practices to better meet the learning needs of all students.

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  • BPS earns ‘honor roll’ status for gains in access, success in AP coursework

    Access to Advanced Placement courses has increased and student achievement in AP classes is on the rise in the Boston Public Schools – earning BPS a spot on the national Advanced Placement Honor Roll this year. BPS is being honored by the College Board with placement on the 5th Annual AP District Honor Roll for increasing access to AP course work while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams. Reaching these goals indicates that the district is not only successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for the opportunity of AP, but also preparing them for success in college.

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John McDonough
John McDonough
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As the birthplace of public education in this nation, the Boston Public Schools is committed to transforming the lives of all children through exemplary teaching in a world-class system of innovative, welcoming schools. We partner with the community, families and students to develop within every learner the knowledge, skill, and character to excel in college, career, and life.