Ultrino joins House colleagues to pass spending bill with a focus on supporting those most in need

Ultrino Joins House Colleagues to Pass Spending Bill with a Focus on Supporting Those Most in Need Invests in behavioral health, DCF, seniors, and the families of first responders BOSTON – Representative Steve Ultrino (D – Malden) joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives to pass a supplemental budget that makes crucial investments to support the Commonwealth’s most vulnerable residents including the families of those killed in the line of duty. “As public officials it is our job to look out for those facing adversity, especially our younger residents and those battling addiction,” said House Speaker Robert A. … Continue reading

Boston Foundation Releases Report on Impact of Success Boston’s Transition Coaching on College Success

New Success Boston report shows “positive and large” results of coaching for participating college students Students coached through the initiative outperform their peers in all of the report’s measures. BOSTON, Massachusetts (March 23, 2017) –A new report prepared for the Success Boston College Completion Initiative by the research firm Abt Associates shows that graduates of the Boston Public Schools who are receiving coaching through the initiative have a significant advantage over other students. Success Boston coached students are 11% more likely than non-coached peers to persist into the second year of college and 21% more likely to persist into the … Continue reading

BPS Superintendent Tommy Chang names new headmaster of Boston Latin School

Boston Public Schools (BPS) Superintendent Tommy Chang announced today that he has chosen veteran school leader and former BPS chief of staff, Rachel Skerritt, as Boston Latin School’s 28th headmaster. Ms. Skerritt, who graduated from Boston Latin School (BLS) in 1995 and taught English at her alma mater, will become the first person of color and the third woman to lead the institution in its 382-year-history. Continue reading