Opportunity and Achievements Gaps Task Force
The Boston Public Schools aspires to be "a district of all high-performing schools, eliminating both the opportunity gap and the achievement gap" (Boston School Committee's Strategic Vision for the Boston Public Schools, 2015).On July 20, 2016, the Boston School Committee unanimously approved the Policy of the Boston Public Schools to Eliminate Opportunity and Achievement Gaps for Students of Color, English Language Learners, Students with Disabilities, and Students of Low Socio-Economic Status.The policy was developed by the Committee's Opportunity and Achievement Gaps (OAG) Task Force. Read more about the charge, priority goals, and leadership of the OAG Task Force here. Grupo de Trabajo para Brechas de Oportunidad y Rendimiento AcadémicoOn February 27, 2018, the OAG Task Force unanimously approved the BPS Investment Framework as an addendum to the OAG policy. The investment framework was developed by the district's Budget Equity Working Group with the intention of identifying and addressing areas of inequity in the BPS budget. It accomplishes this by suggesting system-wide and school-led investment priorities that are based on the principles of equity and by suggesting continuously increasing the impact of existing spending through the lens of equity.
School Year 2021-22 Meeting Schedule:
Note: OAG Task Force meetings are currently being held on Zoom from 4-6 p.m. The agenda and Zoom meeting link will be posted here 48 hours before the meeting.
- December 14, 2021
- January 25, 2022
- February 22, 2022
- March 29, 2022
- April 26, 2022
- May 31, 2022
- June 28, 2022Documents of InterestOAG Co-Chairs Statement on BPS MassCore Graduation Requirements Policy to the Boston School Committee, May 12, 2012
Proposed Rubric Tool for OAG Task Force, April 27, 2021OAG Task Force update to the School Committee (January 13, 2016). Presentado al Comité Escolar de BostonRead the official statement from the OAG Task Force Regarding the Superintendent's Proposal to Expand Access to Advanced Work Class (January 27, 2016).District Presentations to the OAG Task Force:Shape of the City: Making Boston America's Upwardly Mobile City (A Summary of the Boston Indicators Report 2015)Promising Practices and Unfinished Business: Fostering Equity and Excellence for Black and Latino BoysArchives:
Learn about the Council of Great City Schools' Males of Color Initiative here.Feedback:
Questions? Suggestions? Send your thoughts on closing the opportunity and achievement gaps to firstname.lastname@example.org.