By Devin Morris and Roxann Harvey on February 24, 2022

WE ARE IN a moment of great possibility for Boston Public Schools. There is a historic influx of funding available to help the district recover from the effects of the pandemic and reimagine our schools. Boston, rich in community resources and leading institutions, has incredible potential to ensure that all students are given a world-class education. Mayor Wu has fully embraced her role as one of the most important players in improving the public school system for children and families. She has appointed four School Committee members that bring lived experience and deep expertise to their roles and she now, in concert with the Boston School Committee, has the opportunity to select a new superintendent.

We have yet to see the mayor’s public, comprehensive vision for education in Boston. With the shakeup in district leadership, that vision is more important than ever. What changes does the Wu administration want to see to ensure the city is providing high quality instruction and learning opportunities for every child — especially for students who have long been underserved in our schools? What indicators and measures will the administration track to measure whether it is delivering on this vision?

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