Compact partners observe classroom and school solutions for tacking opportunity and achievement gaps for Black and Latino boys.
Two of our newest initiatives are networked improvement communities—school teams working across sectors to drive data-driven change through improvement science. One of these communities is the Roxbury Special Education Network. omprised of early educators in the Roxbury neighborhood working together to improve outcomes for students with disabilities, this community is partnering with CAST (the Center for Applied Special Technology) and the Rennie Center for Education Research and Policy to enact evidence-based change ideas in line with Universal Design for Learning. Our other community is the Boston Eskolta Network, a group of schools dedicated to supporting students who are off track to graduate high school with the support of Eskolta School Research and Design.
With support from , the Compact brings together educators from district, charter, and Catholic schools to learn about and share best practices for supporting Black and Latino boys and young men in schools across Boston. Together, educators spend a day visiting Boston schools that have shown evidence of success. They observe regular school routines and engage in group conversation with school leaders and students to gain insight into the school's approach to closing opportunity and achievement gaps.