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Posted Feb. 16, 2016

Now It’s Clear That Massachusetts Should Have Simply Kept PARCC

Hindsight is always 20/20, but Boston Superintendent Tommy Chang doesn’t need any since he and many others were right about PARCC all along. Chang was…

By Erika Sanzi

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Posted Dec. 3, 2015

Lessons From One Boston School’s Rise From ‘Worst to First’

Boston Public Schools Superintendent Tommy Chang and Laura Perille, president and CEO of Edvestors, have co-authored a piece for The Hechinger Report about the remarkable turnaround of the Jeremiah Burke High School in Dorchester, MA. The school is the most recent recipient of the $100,000 Thomas W. Payzant School on the Move prize because of its incredible rise from "worst to first" -- Chang and Perille focus on the lessons learned from this…

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Posted Nov. 4, 2015

PARCC Over Politics? My Hope for Massachusetts

It makes sense that Massachusetts sits at the top of the K-12 education rankings consistently. While so many states struggle with mediocre standards, poor student performance…

By Erika Sanzi

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Posted Sep. 24, 2015

10th graders in Boston Across All SubGroups Show ELA Gains on MCAS and the Achievement Gap Narrows Too

With greater emphasis on developing more rigorous coursework and building critical-thinking skills, Boston is celebrating 10th grade ELA gains; perhaps most exciting about the results is the narrowing of the achievement gap, as proficiency scores show African American and Latino students achieving their highest gains in years.   The ELA proficiency rates for all 10th-grade BPS students climbed by 6 points from last year to 82 percent,…

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Posted Aug. 17, 2015

No Complacency in Beantown: Tommy Chang and His Quest for Excellence

Tommy Chang, Boston’s new superintendent, is not a complacent guy. Sure, his new city may top Forbes’ list of “Best Education in the Biggest Cities,” but…

By Erika Sanzi

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Posted Apr. 10, 2021

EXPLAINED: The American Rescue Plan Gives a Huge Boost to School Funding

What is the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021? You may have heard it as the “second big COVID stimulus,” but the actual name is…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Apr. 12, 2021

Science Is Finally Beating Covid. Now Let’s Give It a Chance to Help Kids Read.

Before the pandemic, approximately one million children, year in and year out, ended fourth grade at best barely able to read. It’s anyone’s guess what that number looks…

By Kate Walsh

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Posted Apr. 7, 2021

We Have No Idea What This Year Has Been Like for Our Kids

One year ago, my now-kindergartener left his bustling and diverse transitional kindergarten classroom with sensory learning areas designed for academic and social skills development to…

By Sonya Heisters

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