STRATEGIES IN THE SPOTLIGHTCitywide Education Progress Reports
IMPROVING SCHOOL QUALITY AND FIT
MEETING STUDENT NEEDS
INVOLVING FAMILIES IN SCHOOL SYSTEM DECISIONS
SUPPORTING FAMILIES THROUGH CHOICE PROCESS
TAKING COLLECTIVE ACTION
BOSTON: Educators Design Innovative, High-Quality School Prototypes
In February 2018 teachers and leaders in public schools from across Massachusetts, including four from Boston, participated in the first School Design Institute. The program, launched by Mass Ideas, is focused on helping educators and others design and launch innovative, high-quality public schools that are tailored to serve the communities these leaders are in or hope to locate.
TechBoston, a pilot school in the city, was one of three participating schools chosen to receive a design grant to test the prototype they developed at the Institute. The model prioritizes student and family input in the process. The Institute and grants, like the one TechBoston received, will continue to be available for selected groups to further plan, test, and implement new school models.