Boston Schools: Quality & Choice

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Boston Public Schools are making big improvements in school quality. Check these slides, first shown at community meetings in Boston hosted by the External Advisory Committee. Visit www.bostonschoolchoice.org to learn more and get involved.

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Boston Schools: Quality & Choice

  1. 1. #bostonchoice
  2. 2. In 1996, fewer than one in four high school students earned passing grades on statewide mathematics exams. #bostonchoice
  3. 3. In 1996, fewer than one in four high school students earned passing grades on statewide mathematics exams. Today, 84 percent pass on their first attempt. #bostonchoice
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  5. 5. There were just three K-8 schools in Boston in 1995. #bostonchoice
  6. 6. There were just three K-8 schools in Boston in 1995. Today, we have 28,located in 13 neighborhoods. #bostonchoice
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  8. 8. Use our online tool to learn more about the school choice options:www.bostonschoolchoice.org #bostonchoice
  9. 9. Our Turnaround Schools used to be chronically low-performing. #bostonchoice
  10. 10. Our Turnaround Schools used to be chronically low-performing.Today, students in these schoolsare beating the district average in growth. 44% more families are listing them as a first choice. #bostonchoice
  11. 11. Visit our website to learn more, explore the proposals, sign up for email updates and to let us know what you think! www.bostonschoolchoice.org #bostonchoice
  12. 12. Our old budgeting system didn’t alwaysaccount for the students we actually served. #bostonchoice
  13. 13. Our old budgeting system didn’t always account for the students we actually served. Today, our weighted student funding system ensures dollarsfollow students wherever they go. #bostonchoice
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  15. 15. Visit our website to learn more, explore the proposals, sign up for email updates and to let us know what you think! www.bostonschoolchoice.org #bostonchoice
  16. 16. In 2007, the BPS graduation rate was 57.9%. #bostonchoice
  17. 17. In 2007, the BPS graduation rate was 57.9%.Today, the graduation rate is65.9%, the highest level ever. #bostonchoice
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  19. 19. Achievement gaps are closing. African American students in these schools saw double digitgains in proficiency rates on MCAS scores between 2011-2012: #bostonchoice
  20. 20. Achievement gaps are closing. African American students in these schools saw double digit gains in proficiency rates on MCAS scores between 2011-2012: Snowden International: up 26% New Mission High: up 15%Another Course to College: up 25% Trotter Elementary: up 15% Madison Park: up 25% Dever Elementary: up 14% UP Academy: up 21% CASH: up 13%East Boston High School: up 19% Gardner Pilot Academy: up 13% Kilmer K-8: up 17% Charlestown High: up 12% Perry K-8: up 16% Brighton High: up 12% #bostonchoice
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  22. 22. BPS offers summer learningopportunities to 11,000 students –twice as many as three years ago. #bostonchoice
  23. 23. Use our online tool to learn more about the school choice options:www.bostonschoolchoice.org #bostonchoice
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  25. 25. Three years ago, arts and musicwere hard to find in our classrooms. #bostonchoice
  26. 26. Three years ago, arts and music were hard to find in our classrooms.Today, 15,000 more students have weekly arts and music. Nearly 90% of elementary and middleschools now have these programs. #bostonchoice
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  29. 29. Achievement gaps are closing.Hispanic students in these schools saw double digit gains in proficiency rates on MCAS scores between 2011-2012: #bostonchoice
  30. 30. Achievement gaps are closing. Hispanic students in these schools saw double digit gains in proficiency rates on MCAS scores between 2011-2012: Henderson Elementary: up 44% Kennedy Health Careers: up 19%Another Course to College: up 27% UP Academy: up 17% Tynan Elementary: up 22% Manning Elementary: up 17% Trotter Elementary: up 22% Burke High: up 15% Clap Innovation: up 21% New Mission High: up 11% Adams Elementary: up 21% Madison Park: up 10% #bostonchoice
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  32. 32. 30 percent more students take APexams today than three years ago. #bostonchoice
  33. 33. 30 percent more students take APexams today than three years ago. Black and Latino students are seeing the greatest growth in performance on these exams. #bostonchoice
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  35. 35. Five years ago, English Language Learners did not have enough quality options. #bostonchoice
  36. 36. Five years ago, English Language Learners did not have enough quality options. Today, we have trained nearly 3,000 teachers. The ELLgraduation rate jumped nearly 8 points just this year. #bostonchoice
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  39. 39. Five years ago, students who dropped out of school had few options. #bostonchoice
  40. 40. Five years ago, students who dropped out of school had few options.Our new Re-Engagement Centerhas helped 1,000 former studentsearn their high school diplomas. #bostonchoice
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  42. 42. In the past, students with disabilities faced many transitions and did not have many inclusive options. #bostonchoice
  43. 43. In the past, students with disabilities faced many transitions and did not have many inclusive options. We now have 26 schools in our Inclusive Schools Network to better serve students with disabilities. #bostonchoice
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  45. 45. The number of Black and Latino students reaching advanced orproficient levels on MCAS jumped 10 percent last year. #bostonchoice
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  47. 47. In 2005, Boston had 700 K1 spaces for four-year-olds. #bostonchoice
  48. 48. In 2005, Boston had 700 K1 spaces for four-year-olds.Today, we offer more than 2,400K1 seats all across the city. Nearly 9 in 10 elementary schools offer these early grades. #bostonchoice
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