ERIC Number: ED408393
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Focus on Children. A Comprehensive Reform Plan for the Boston Public Schools.
Boston Public Schools, MA.
The Boston (Massachusetts) Public Schools present a comprehensive plan designed to bring all students to an acceptable level of mastery to meet state requirements or their own new higher standards. For the first time in decades, all the elements of school reform are in place, with public and administrative support. The primary goal of the Boston Public Schools is to improve teaching and learning for all children. This comprehensive plan elaborates on this goal and presents additional goals for educational improvement. An integral part of reaching this goal will be the establishment of high standards, curricula, and assessments that measure achievement and improvement accurately. Implementation of a broad-based literacy effort and an increased use of technology will also be essential elements. The second goal of this comprehensive plan is to change the structure of the Boston Public Schools to focus on student performance and to serve the community. A third goal is to provide safe, nurturing, and healthy schools where students receive the support they need to succeed in school. The final essential goal is to engage parents and the community in school improvement through a unified collaborative structure and effective communication. In Boston, the Mayor, the Boston School Committee, and the collaborative partners in the city's education are poised to implement this comprehensive plan to make Boston's schools support teaching and learning. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Boston Public Schools, MA.