In the fall of 2019, Superintendent Cassellius conducted an extensive community engagement tour to gather input to help update the strategic plan that will shape the vision for the Boston Public Schools for the next three school years. This plan aims to accelerate Boston Public Schools' efforts to offer excellent, equitable, high-quality education for every student in every neighborhood in Boston.There is an urgent need to address longstanding, systemic barriers that are preventing our students from reaching their full potential, and we are committed to urgent action to advance our best hopes and aspirations for our students.At BPS, every child in every classroom is entitled to an equitable, world-class, high-quality education. We must eliminate the structural and institutional barriers to educational opportunity. This requires a commitment to systemic change in the way we allocate funding, provide access to information and instruction, and make resources available to meet the needs of students to ensure equitable outcomes. The pursuit of educational equity recognizes the historical conditions and barriers that have prevented opportunity and success in learning for students based on their races, incomes, and other social conditions.