McDonough has been BPS Chief Financial Officer since 1996; will assume position this summer after Superintendent Johnson retires from District
After nearly six years as Superintendent, with graduation rates at their highest levels in the city’s history and fall projected enrollment at its highest level in eight years, Superintendent Carol R. Johnson announced she plans to retire as Superintendent after this school year. She has been in office since August 2007.
Mayor Thomas M. Menino today presented his $2.6 billion Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2014 and five year $1.8 billion Capital Plan, including $196 million in new FY 2014 project authorizations.
Harvard study: BPS early education programs lead to long-term learning gains and help close achievement gaps
A Harvard study by the Society for Research in Child Development finds the academic gains achieved by students in Boston Public Schools’ early childhood education programs are the “largest found to date in evaluations of large-scale public prekindergarten programs.” According to the study, academic gains were particularly strong for Latino children, with African American students also showing significant, sustained gains in reading skills that last throughout elementary school.
By a unanimous vote tonight the Boston School Committee approved the $934.6 million Boston Public Schools (BPS) 2014 fiscal year budget, a seven percent increase compared to the current year appropriation from the City of Boston.
Fall BPS enrollment expected to be the highest in eight years