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: District, Charter, and Catholic Schools Collaborate to Sharpen Skills
In March 2018 the Boston Educators Collaborative (BEC) entered its second year of providing teachers from charter, district, and Catholic schools with an opportunity to make connections across sectors while improving their practice together as peers. The teachers who facilitate the courses sharpen leadership skills while participants benefit from the emphasis on collaborative, hands-on problem solving.
Born out of the Boston Compact, this collaborative program is truly a citywide effort. The mayor spoke in support of the initiative, Teach Plus helped select and train the teachers who acted as lead instructors, and the University of Massachusetts provided lead instructors with a stipend and participants with the possibility of earning university credit.