Girls of color in Boston schools face academic disparities

“The school-to-prison pipeline is growing for girls. Research shows that girls of color are disproportionately impacted by school discipline policies, which can too often result in long term negative life outcomes,” said City Councilor Ayanna Pressley.

Mass. school evaluations called ‘unfair’

Fordham Institute states the obvious: DESE measures disadvantage schools with many high-needs students. “Achievement measures are strongly correlated with prior achievement — and given that low-income students tend to enter school far behind their peers, high-poverty schools are likely to fare poorly under such measures, no matter how good the school and its teachers are.”

2017-18 School Bell Times

Here’s a list of schools served by BPS transportation, including BPS, charter and parochial schools. Are the “50 or more bus routes to be cut” equitable across the BPS, charter, and parochial sectors? And which neighborhoods, racial groups and ELL/Special Ed populations will be most affected? Hard to say, as much of this is being planned behind closed doors.