BOSTON — Friday, January 19, 2018 — Today, the Boston Public Schools (BPS) is releasing a recent research study showing that Extended Learning Time (ELT) has had a significant impact on improving student achievement for BPS students. Under the leadership of Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Superintendent Tommy Chang, the district, with additional funding from the City of Boston, invested $14 million this year to expand the school day to an additional 39 schools, allowing more than 15,000 students to benefit from extended learning time this school year.
On Tuesday January 16th the Eliot Innovation School welcomed hockey legend Willie O’Ree on stage for their morning assembly. Mr. O’Ree shared his story as the first black player in the National Hockey League, and reflected on the challenges that he faced to integrate the game of hockey.
On Thursday, January 18, 2018, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Boston Public Schools (BPS) Superintendent Tommy Chang joined leaders of United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, Boston After School & Beyond and community-based organizations to announce a significant expansion of BoSTEM, a city-wide initiative aimed at increasing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) after-school programming for up to 10,000 students in grades 6-8 who are typically underrepresented in STEM learning and careers.
UPDATE: Thursday, January 11, 2018, 5:30 PM — The Discover BPS website is now showing full school choice lists for families.
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 and 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.