Boston Municipal Research Bureau Blog


BPS Schools Show Improvement

Student performance at a number of BPS schools improved in 2016 according to a report by the state. The improvement includes 12 schools rising to Level 1 status, but low performing schools remain a challenge across the District. This year 55% of Boston schools are classified as low-performing, down from 64% in 2015. (read more . . .)


Next Teachers’ Contract Must Be About Reform

Public education in Boston is at a crossroads and the outcome of the BTU/BPS contract negotiations will go a long way in determining the future of Boston’s Schools. At stake is the ability of the BPS to be more competitive with charter schools in improving student achievement. This contract can be the vehicle to put the BPS on a more level playing field by increasing teacher quality and extending learning time. Read our latest Special Report>