"She is the reason why I am what I am today. I didn’t know what I was going to do after high school…
Because of her, I can see the world now."
BPS student, on her experience with a teacher from the Boston Teacher Residency
Dear friend of BPE,
History tells us that a child in Boston is more likely to drop out of high school than graduate from college. But our economy demands that we prepare every student to succeed in the 21st century. With your support, BPE will develop teachers and schools which ensure each child's success, setting a new standard for public education in Boston.
Impact at Scale. Last year, BPE served 20,000 students in 84 schools. Through our Boston Teacher Residency program, we prepared 70 diverse, highly skilled, and reform-minded teachers and helped over 300 graduates to increase student learning. We also partnered with ten schools to implement data-driven practices that triggered improvements in academics and attendance.
Innovation. In September, we launched BPE's first school, the Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School, which is designed to ensure long-term success for more than 300 students each year. A state evaluator was impressed, saying "[It is] rare to see demands for high cognitive thinking evident so consistently in every classroom in a school, never mind such a new school." We will build on this early success in the Dudley neighborhood as we create an innovative K-12 pathway for Boston's students.
Commitment. With replicable models and a commitment to refine our work based on student outcomes, BPE is a powerful force for reframing schooling and increasing access to quality schools for Boston's children. BPE's schools will serve as evidence that Boston can fulfill our democracy's promise to provide a quality public education to every student.
Bottom Line: Student Success. Nothing Less. Join us today with your tax-deductible donation.
"I enthusiastically support BPE because it is making a real difference for Boston's children."
Charles K. Gifford,
Chairman Emeritus of Bank of America
and Chair of BPE
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Executive Director, BPE
Questions? Ideas about giving? Contact BPE's Director of Development, Melanie Winklosky: email@example.com or (617) 275-0764.