New Report from Boston Public Schools about School Choice

Boston Public Schools (BPS) released the findings of a survey issued to parents/caregivers about the school choice system. To increase transparency about the student assignment process, the raw data is now posted on a special BPS website focused on school choice:

The Boston Globe analyzed the dozen reports now posted on the site and concluded that “parents across Boston want schools that offer strong academics and a safe environment close to home. But their priorities differ based on where they live … Residents of Charlestown, downtown, parts of Dorchester, East Boston, and West Roxbury are more likely to say they want their children to attend a school in their neighborhood. Those in Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, Mattapan and Roxbury prioritize safety over proximity.”

BPS is planning to host a series of community meetings to discuss the data:

  • Tuesday, August 28, 6:30-8pm: Tobin Community Center (in the Tobin Community Room), 1481 Tremont St., Roxbury
  • Thursday, August 30, 7:30-9pm: Hyde Park Community Center Auditorium, 1179 River St., Hyde Park
  • Wednesday, September 12: Location and time to be announced

Last spring, the Boston Globe began a series on BPS’s school choice system called “Getting In.” Check out our posts about the series here:

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Author: City Connects

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