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Public Event

An Uneven Path: Student Achievement in Boston Public Schools, 2007-2017


February 26, 2019

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM


Edgerley Center for Civic Leadership at the Boston Foundation

75 Arlington St., 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02116


Please join us for the release and discussion of a new report intended to inform the public dialogue about Boston Public Schools’ current performance and future directions. The report was written by Bonnie O'Keefe, Melissa Steel King, and Chad Aldeman of Bellwether Education Partners, who will be in attendance to present key findings.

Through data analysis and interviews with stakeholders in Boston’s education community, the report explores the following key questions: How does the current pace of improvement in BPS compare to the district’s past performance? Do BPS’ trends in student outcomes track above, below, or alongside those of other urban districts? What policies do local stakeholders view as having contributed to or hindered progress on student learning and equity? And based on recent trends and stakeholder input, how might local leaders rethink or revise their efforts?

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Sandra EdgerleyChair, The Boston Foundation Board of Directors


Laura Perille, Interim Superintendent, Boston Public Schools

Presentation of Report

Bonnie O'KeefeAssociate Partner, Bellwether Education Partners

Panel Discussion with Q&A

Andrea Campbell, Esq.President, Boston City Council
Amanda Fernandez, Founder and CEO, Latinos for Education
Meghan Irons, Reporter, The Boston Globe
Tanisha M. Sullivan, Esq., President, NAACP Boston Branch
Alexandra Oliver-Davila, Executive Director, Sociedad Latina

For any questions regarding this event, please contact Michelle Hinkle at: