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Becker, Joan; Buskirk, Trent D.; Cosenza, Carol; McLaughlin, Joseph – Boston Foundation, 2021
This report for Success Boston, The Boston Foundation and the Boston Opportunity Agenda explores the many reasons why students at two institutions, Bunker Hill Community College and UMass-Boston, "stopped out" of their learning without a degree, and the reasons they did (or did not) return. The report also discusses ways in which other…
Descriptors: Stopouts, Reentry Students, Predictor Variables, College Students
Modestino, Alicia Sasser; Forman, Benjamin – Boston Foundation, 2021
This report provides a contribution to the growing public policy debate around how to combat structural inequality by quantifying the power of community college as a pathway to economic mobility. Until recently, it has been difficult to accurately estimate the return to a community college education in Massachusetts because numerous factors affect…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Outcomes of Education, Labor Market, Two Year College Students
Goldberger, Susan; McLaughlin, Joseph; Snyder, Nancy – Boston Foundation, 2021
With support from the Boston Foundation, a team of organizations--NextGen Talent, the Boston Private Industry Council, and Burning Glass Technologies--conducted research to assess how well Boston Public Schools (BPS) graduates who attend four-year colleges are connecting to internships and good first jobs, along with the existing capacity in…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, College Students, Internship Programs, Employment Opportunities
Boston Foundation, 2021
The ninth annual Boston Opportunity Agenda Report Card looks at how the pandemic has affected many of the indicators used to track how Boston students are doing in education from early childhood through adulthood, as well as tracking the landscape of the Opportunity Agenda's efforts to strengthen the education pipeline. This report card contains…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Readiness, Reading Skills
Jackson, Sarah – Boston Foundation, 2021
The Commonwealth has the second most expensive child care market in the United States. Families routinely pay upwards of $20,000 a year for care for their young children. However child care workers make very low wages and are leaving the workforce in droves because they can make more at other jobs. Child care providers are struggling to keep their…
Descriptors: Child Care, Child Care Centers, Costs, Salaries
Hatfield, Daniel P.; Schultz, Daniel J.; Bakun, Peter J.; Gunderson, Carly E.; Economos, Christina D. – Boston Foundation, 2021
This report, from researchers at ChildObesity180, an initiative of the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, explores the impact of the Boston Foundation's investment in four nonprofits that provide structured physical activity to students. The report finds that investments in "Build Our…
Descriptors: Child Health, Obesity, Physical Activity Level, COVID-19
Campbell, Fernanda Q.; Patil, Pratima A.; McSwain, Kristin – Boston Foundation, 2020
This is the first of two briefs the Birth to Eight Collaborative will publish following their 2019 first annual landscape of early childhood education and care programs in Boston (see ED606431). In this brief, the authors report on important questions to help monitor the long-term impact of the COVID pandemic on the child-care sector local to the…
Descriptors: Child Care, Early Childhood Education, Child Caregivers, Supply and Demand
Ciurczak, Peter; Marinova, Antoniya; Schuster, Luc – Boston Foundation, 2020
Diversity is core to what makes many cities vibrant, dynamic, adaptive and strong. Recently, Boston has gotten much more racially diverse, evolving from being only 20 percent people of color back in 1970 to 56 percent of color today. However, there's a way in which the rich tapestry of the city has eroded: Boston is rapidly losing families with…
Descriptors: Population Trends, Urban Population, Children, Public Schools
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
Campbell, Fernanda Q.; Patil, Pratima A. – Boston Foundation, 2019
Over the past three years, the Boston Birth to Eight Collaborative has convened more than 200 individuals and organizations from across the early childhood field--center and family-based providers, pediatricians, public health researchers, hospitals, family engagement organizations, and parents--to ensure all children are ready for sustained…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Access to Education, Supply and Demand, Child Care
Modestino, Alicia Sasser; Dopkins, Laurie; Santelices, Claudia – Boston Foundation, 2019
Recognizing the importance of immigrants to Greater Boston and the value of English classes and other supports to building an inclusive and welcoming community, the Boston Foundation and the Latino Legacy Fund commissioned a study that explores the "return on investment" (ROI) for teaching English to adults who are speakers of other…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Second Language Instruction, English Language Learners, Immigrants
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
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