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Campbell, Fernanda Q.; Gaviria Villarreal, Paula; Patil, Pratima A. – Boston Foundation, 2023
Parents and caregivers across Boston continue to face immense challenges to find quality, affordable childcare and this crisis is having a far-reaching impact on our society. Neighborhood disparities continue to exist, but families in all 15 neighborhoods face this challenge -- child care in Boston remains unaffordable for the majority of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Access to Education, Infants
Joseph McLaughlin – Boston Foundation, 2023
This update of an annual report from the Boston Private Industry Council in partnership with the Boston Foundation and Success Boston captures one of the first looks at how the pandemic affected whether Boston Public Schools graduates enrolled in and completed college. On enrollment, the report finds that the percentage of Boston Public Schools…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Public Schools, High School Graduates
Boston Foundation, 2022
Prepared for the Boston Foundation and signed onto by nearly two dozen representatives from across the political spectrum, "Unlocking College: Strengthening Massachusetts' Commitment to College in Prison" explores the landscape of educational opportunities in Massachusetts prisons. The report finds that despite evidence that educational…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Race
Hartigan, Amanda Holm – Boston Foundation, 2022
Assisted by the COVID-19 Response Fund, nonprofit organizations and their staffs have fed thousands of families culturally relevant food, preserved housing for residents at risk of homelessness, distributed vaccines, strengthened mental health services for survivors of domestic violence, delivered enriching youth programming when schools could not…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Disease Control, Nonprofit Organizations
Boston Foundation, 2022
The tenth annual Boston Opportunity Agenda Report Card takes a closer look at the impact of two years of pandemic on the achievement of students on key indicators from kindergarten through college and adult education. It finds mixed results for Boston's public and public charter school students, with some areas seeing much larger changes triggered…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Readiness, Reading Skills
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
Tamara Linkow; Kelly Lack; Erin Bumgarner; Austin Nichols; Tori Morris – Boston Foundation, 2021
Success Boston, a city-wide initiative to boost college persistence and ultimately improve college completion rates for Boston's high school graduates, has one-on-one transition coaching as a core strategy. Transition coaching offers students sustained, proactive, and responsive support in their first two years of college. Specifically, coaches…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Coaching (Performance), College Students, Student Needs
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
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