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Balfanz, Robert; Byrnes, Vaughan – Boston Foundation, 2019
The Boston Opportunity Agenda is a partnership among the City of Boston, Boston Public Schools, the University of Massachusetts Boston, and the city's leading public charities along with many other local foundations and philanthropists. The partnership's goal is to use its members' varied resources and expertise in a unified manner to improve the…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Public Schools, College School Cooperation
Boston Foundation, 2019
This "Eighth Annual Report Card" tracks progress on Boston's goals for educating learners of all ages. The report lays out Boston Opportunity Agenda's current metrics, the baseline that has been established for the future, and the progress to be made over the course of the next five years. This report card contains the most up-to-date…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Kindergarten, Reading Skills, Grade 3
Kazis, Richard; Snyder, Nancy – Boston Foundation, 2019
This paper asks the question: Is now the right time to consider a statewide policy initiative to support increased access for Massachusetts community college students to paid internships that can help them improve their employment and earnings trajectory? Is this something that employers, colleges, and state leaders would see as a welcome…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, State Policy, Internship Programs
McLaughlin, Joseph; Van Eaton, Anika – Boston Foundation, 2018
The purpose of this report is to provide comprehensive longitudinal outcome data, disaggregated for student and school subgroups, on the six-year college enrollment and completion experiences of the Boston Public Schools (BPS) Class of 2011. As high school and college students, the BPS Class of 2011 experienced the Getting Ready, Getting In, and…
Descriptors: College Graduates, High School Students, College Students, Public Schools
Boston Foundation, 2018
The "Seventh Annual Report Card" provides the most up-to-date information available on Boston's education pipeline, from kindergarten through college graduation, including measures for school readiness, 3rd-grade reading proficiency, 6th-grade mathematics proficiency, 10th-grade academic proficiency, high school completion, dropout…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Kindergarten, Reading Skills, Grade 3
Pakos, Matthew – Boston Foundation, 2018
The Boston Foundation has long held education as one of its core strategic focus areas, aiming to strengthen the education-to-career pipeline and bolster pathways from early childhood through postsecondary completion for Boston residents. Intended to inform the Foundation's potential direction and activities related to science, technology,…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Public Schools, Charter Schools, College Readiness
Kendall, Sandy, Ed.; Marinova, Antoniya, Ed. – Boston Foundation, 2018
Massachusetts' 15 community colleges play a vital role in connecting more than 100,000 residents each year with postsecondary educational opportunities and skills training. These schools have a unique opportunity to prepare students for in-demand career fields. Community college students make up the most diverse population within the state's…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Financial Support, Educational Finance, Funding Formulas
Levine, Eliot; Capitani, Jill; Young, Sarah – Boston Foundation, 2018
Supporting the postsecondary success of all students is essential for enhancing the quality of life of individuals, families, and communities, as well as building a healthy economy. The city of Boston has an extensive system of college access and success resources that help students pursue one route to postsecondary success--obtaining a college…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Success, Quality of Life, Access to Education
Boston Foundation, 2017
This "Sixth Annual Report Card" reflects the progress that is being made throughout Boston's entire education pipeline. More than 77,000 school-age children live in the City of Boston. The vast majority, 93%, attend a school in the Boston Public Schools system, a Boston Charter public school, or a Boston Catholic school. The goal with…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Kindergarten, Reading Skills, Grade 3
Hindley, Barbara – Boston Foundation, 2016
In the fall of 2009, the Boston Foundation announced a new strategic framework, "Thriving People, Vibrant Places", to guide much of its work for the next five years. The framework had its roots in a larger strategic direction first taken by the Foundation's Board of Directors in 2001. At that time, the Board believed the Boston…
Descriptors: Social Change, Community Development, Grants, Citizenship
Koo, Juliana; Curtis, Elizabeth Cabral – Boston Foundation, 2016
Arts and culture are essential components of a vibrant community. This new report revisits the issue of financial support for the nonprofit arts sector in Boston and compares it to 10 other cities. The 10 comparison cities are: (1) Baltimore; (2) Chicago; (3) Cleveland; (4) Houston; (5) Minneapolis-St. Paul; (6) New York; (7) Philadelphia; (8)…
Descriptors: Financial Support, Nonprofit Organizations, Arts Centers, Comparative Analysis
Conroy, Thomas E.; Marion, Mary Jo; Murphy, Timothy E.; Setren, Elizabeth – Boston Foundation, 2016
This report focuses on three questions: 1) What are the college readiness and completion experiences of young Latino men in urban Massachusetts (namely, Boston, Holyoke, Lawrence, Springfield, and Worcester); 2) What helps or prevents young Latino men from successfully obtaining a post-secondary credential; and 3) What influences young Latino…
Descriptors: High School Students, Hispanic American Students, Males, Urban Areas
Boston Foundation, 2016
This fifth annual "Boston Opportunity Agenda Report Card" provides the most up-to-date information available on Boston's education pipeline, from kindergarten through college graduation, including measures for school readiness, 3rd grade reading proficiency, 10th-grade academic proficiency, high school completion, dropout rates, college…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Public Schools
Sacheck, Jennifer; Wright, Catherine; Chomitz, Virginia; Chui, Kenneth; Economos, Christina; Schultz, Nicole – Boston Foundation, 2015
This case study addresses two major priorities of the Boston Foundation--health and education. Since the 2007 publication of the "Understanding Boston" report "The Boston Paradox: Lots of Health Care, Not Enough Health," the Boston Foundation has worked to draw attention to the epidemic of preventable chronic disease that not…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Health Promotion, Public Health, Wellness
Boston Foundation, 2015
This "Fourth Annual Report Card" marks a new chapter for the Boston Opportunity Agenda. For the first time, the Boston Opportunity Agenda is reporting student outcomes across Boston Public Schools and Catholic and charter schools. This provides a comprehensive baseline view of the education pipeline for the city's K-12 students. The…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Kindergarten, Reading Skills, Grade 3
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