Public Event

Getting It Right: Progress and Problems in Raising Science Achievement in Boston


January 23, 2019

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM


Edgerley Center for Civic Leadership at the Boston Foundation

75 Arlington St., 3rd Floor, Boston


This event was rescheduled from October 2018.

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.

The report examines science achievement in public schools in Boston, including trends over time, comparisons with other districts, and a deeper inquiry in differences across student subgroups. At this forum, we'll share key findings and facilitate a discussion among educators, district leaders and the business community about current efforts and future plans to boost Boston students' achievement in science.

Welcome & Opening Remarks
Paul S. Grogan, President & CEO, The Boston Foundation
Presentation of Report
Luc Schuster, Director, Boston Indicators
Panel Discussion with Q&A
Dana Brown, Principal 9-12, Dearborn STEM Academy
Charles GrandsonChief Academic Officer, Boston Public Schools
Melodie KnowltonHead of Learning Lab, Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Travis McCreadyPresident & CEO, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center
Iaonnis MiaoulisPresident & Director,  Museum of Science
Alysia OrdwayEmployment Engagement Director, Boston Private Industry Council, Moderator