Office of Opportunity and Achievement Gaps
The mission of the Office of Opportunity and Achievement Gaps is to help build capacity and provide the supports and the vision the district and its individual schools need to foster opportunities for marginalized students (Black, Latino, ELL, students with disabilities) to flourish and close gaps in proficiency across all areas of their education.Eliminating gaps in achievement is not only a moral imperative but also vitally important for the survival and future success of our democratic, pluralistic society. In order to achieve this goal, the office of opportunity and achievement gaps must effectively collaborate with all departments within the Boston Public Schools to help ensure cultural and structural barriers are identified and eradicated as new paths of opportunity are created for students.We are currently developing our Implementation Plan Tool. In the meantime, you can click here to review the SMART Goals set by each department.
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