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Public Event

Kids Today: Boston’s Declining Child Population and Its Effect on School Enrollment


January 22, 2020

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM


The Edgerley Center for Civic Leadership at the Boston Foundation

75 Arlington St., 3rd Floor, Boston

You’re invited to the release event for Kids Today, a report that details decades of population trends that left Boston with fewer children—and the implications of that on enrollment across Boston’s public schools. This work was produced by Boston Indicators in partnership with the Boston Foundation’s Education to Career Strategy.

Boston has experienced an especially sharp decline in middle-income families with kids, with many moving out to Boston’s suburbs. Over the same timeframe, students of color and low-income students have become increasingly segregated in Boston schools. This is troubling in light of the large and growing body of evidence that students who attend diverse schools have better academic, social, behavioral and economic outcomes.

This release event will provide an opportunity to learn more about these trends and to engage in conversation about how we as a city (and region) might better address the resulting challenges.

Presentation of Report

Luc Schuster, Senior Director, Boston Indicators
Peter Ciurczak, Research Associate, Boston Indicators
Antoniya Marinova, Assistant Director, Education to Career, The Boston Foundation

Featured Speakers

Bill Forry, Editor/Publisher, Dorchester Reporter
Yawu Miller, Managing Editor, The Bay State Banner
Monica Roberts, Chief of Student, Family & Community Advancement, Boston Public Schools
Shannah Varón, Executive Director, Boston Collegiate Charter School

For additional information, or to register by phone or email, please contact Michelle Hinkle at: