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  • Boston Public Schools Transition Team Announced

    Dr. Tommy Chang, who will assume the position of Boston Public Schools (BPS) superintendent in July, today announced details of the district’s transition team. The team is comprised of 35 people representing a deep understanding of public education in the City of Boston and bringing a wide variety of perspectives from inside and outside the school district. The team will begin meeting later this month.

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  • Superintendent McDonough Proposes Reforms to Principal Salary Structure

    Boston Public Schools (BPS) Superintendent John McDonough on Friday announced a proposal to reform the salary structure for the district’s Principals and Headmasters, the latest in a number of initiatives ultimately aimed at closing achievement gaps for Black and Latino students. The new structure will allow Boston to compete for top talent and provide incentives to recognize and retain high performing school leaders.

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  • Boston Public Schools releases second phase of Study on Black and Latino Males Finds “Promising Practices” exist while more intentional, system-wide support is needed

    Boston Public Schools (BPS) today released the second phase of a groundbreaking study examining factors impacting low academic performance for Black and Latino males. The new study, “Promising Practices and Unfinished Business: Fostering Equity and Excellence for Black and Latino Males,” offers detailed case studies that suggest a more intentional approach to supporting Black and Latino male students could significantly strengthen outcomes.

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