Sharing Practices

We engage educators and school leaders to observe and learn from each other's success.

Through two major Compact initiatives, educators observe classroom and school solutions for tacking opportunity and achievement gaps for Black and Latino boys.

School Triad

The Compact sponsors a cross-sector group of three school delegations from the Codman Academy, Martin Luther King, Jr. K-8 School, and St. John Paul II Catholic Academy (Neponset). Together, Principals Thabiti Brown (Codman), Grace Coleman-Burns (King), and Nick Cuomo (SJPII) have worked together in partnership with COSEBOC to identify best practices in supporting strong outcomes for 3rd and 4th grade boys of color in the classroom.  The school delegations tour and observe each others classrooms, and also come together for professional development workshops. 

The Teachers Collaborative

In partnership with The Teachers Collaborative, the Compact brings together educators from district, charter, and Catholic schools to learn about and share best practices for supporting Black and Latino boys in schools across Boston.  Together, educators spend a day visiting Boston schools that have shown evidence of success in supporting boys of color. They engage in group conversation with that school's leader and often students to gain insight into the school's approach to closing opportunity gaps for these students.