Category: Blog

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Don’t Settle Teachers’ Contract Without Bold Reform

After 15 months of negotiations between the BPS & BTU it’s important to remember that this contract is the vehicle to bring bold reform to Boston. Both sides need to focus on reforms that will provide students with a quality education and help Boston become more competitive with charter schools. Improving teacher quality is the single most important strategy to increasing student achievement. (read more . . .)

Bureau-Update

Boston’s Pension Liability Declines

The Boston Retirement System’s unfunded actuarial accrued liability decreased to $1.48B, down from $1.69B. The funded portion of the BRS actuarial liability increased from 70.2% to 74.9%. Continuing with an aggressive funding schedule will keep Boston on the path to reach full funding by 2025. (read more . . .)