Please join us for the release of the latest Understanding Boston report: Getting It Right: Progress and Problems in Raising Science Achievement in Boston. With Boston's economy buzzing with technology, health care and life sciences activity, science education must keep pace. This status report on how public school students in Boston are doing in science opens doors for conversation and innovation around ways to prepare the next generation of students for careers in STEM. This event was rescheduled from October 2018.
In 2012, a new funding formula was devised to allocate the community college budget to the system's 15 schools based on enrollment, retention and positive student outcomes. This report explores the short-lived implementation of the funding formula, discusses its budgetary impacts and draws lessons that inform recommendations for future iterations of the formula.
Please join us for the presentation of a new Boston Indicators report on the challenges facing the upcoming United States Census in 2020. We will discuss Boston's return rate - one of the lowest in the nation - and the ways in which a low return rate can have a detrimental impact on federal funding and political representation in Massachusetts. We will also explore the role that nonprofit organizations can play in helping to ensure that every Bay Stater is counted.
Join us as we release the results of a survey of Lynch Leadership Academy graduates who now lead district, Commonwealth Charter and Catholic schools in Boston. The survey explored leaders' experiences with academic and professional staff development, recruitment and hiring, student support services, budgeting, and other services at their schools. It also investigated their views on whether and how these services can be delivered more effectively.
The Greater Boston economy has been strong, but are the benefits reaching everyone? New analysis from Boston Indicators finds that while many segments of Boston's population have reaped benefits, income inequality persists and higher costs for items like housing are driving the middle class from the city. Learn more by watching this forum, and reading the new report, "Boston Is Booming... But for Whom?"
At this forum, the Boston Foundation released "The Work of Leisure: Behind the Scenes of Massachusetts' Leisure, Hospitality and Tourism Industry" - the first such study in 27 years - which is a detailed report that reveals how ubiquitous this industry really is and how much influence it has. The forum included a presentation of the report and a panel discussion about the implications of its findings.
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