Unified enrollment declared dead by national ed reform group. Read this to understand the group and the national context of UE, portfolio strategy, school closings, etc.
How has BPS so royally messed up the ratings of schools?!? This is one of the key mechanisms by which some students access quality schools.
Eliminating middle schools: “It’s hard to imagine grade reconfiguration—and school closures—won’t become volatile, too.” Thank you Boston Magazine for making the connection between grade reconfiguration and school closures.
“In 2013, Boston Public Schools switched from assigning schools based on three city-wide zones to a system intended to give families options closer to their homes.
But that raised concerns people living in areas with fewer high-performing buildings would see their opportunities for placement in top-tier schools shrink, and school officials agreed to provide a yearly study of ‘changes in equitable access to quality seats for all students, as well as changes to academic performance and overall quality.’
Those studies were never delivered, [City Councilor Tito] Jackson said.”
Is an equity analysis of the BPS assignment plan imminent and what might it show? Researcher and BPS parent Meghan Doran touches on these and related questions.
Greater Egleston High School students, parents, educators and community members met last night and are planning to speak out at School Committee tonight. Read about it here.
Greater Egleston High School Board puts out a public statement re: recent events at the school.
Interesting that the headmaster was put on leave when the “enrollment snafu” by BPS was revealed to the public. Sounds like the actual snafu has been happening for weeks.
104 students un-enrolled from Greater Egleston Community High School by the district. What’s going on here?!?
Layoff notices and students being called in to “explore other pathways to graduation”? NOW?!? Isn’t this the end of August?!?