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Tonight in Dorchester: Hearing on Boston Public Schools’ plan to close the achievement gap


The Boston City Council’s Committee on Education is holding a hearing tonight in Dorchester to gather feedback from the community about the Boston Public Schools plan to close the achievement gap in city schools.

The hearing will take place at the Grove Hall Community Center from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. tonight - Tuesday, June 19th. The Grove Hall Community Center is located at 40 Geneva Avenue, Boston, MA 02121.

As reported by, “BPS has devised a plan to close the achievement gap, a persistent problem that affects a broad swath of Boston's students and limits their education, through specific goals. The goals, according to the BPS’ Eliminating the Achievement Gap Policy Statement, vary from how to change students’ views of proficiency, creating quality facilities and learning-environments across the district, to how to use culturally relevant strategies to engage parents and the community.”

For more information about tonight’s hearing, click here.

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