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The Boston Opportunity Agenda

A historic education partnership

The Boston Opportunity Agenda is dedicated to ensuring
that all of Boston’s residents have the opportunity to acquire the
education they need to find work in the region’s knowledge economy
and to help them lead secure, fulfilling lives.

While Boston has many exciting programs and organizations that focus on providing opportunities for individuals, the Boston Opportunity Agenda is a long-term partnership focused on achieving systemic change that will ultimately affect all Boston residents. We fervently believe that by combining our resources, expertise and influence around a single agenda, we will have a greater impact on Boston’s cradle-to-career educational pipeline. 

Latest Reports

BOA 2019 Annual_COVER
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The Boston Opportunity Agenda 8th Annual Report Card

The annual event (held at the Museum of Fine Arts) looks at Boston's education performance along a number of key indicators for Boston students from early education to college and beyond. Along with remarks from the leaders of Boston's public, charter and Catholic schools,  this event served as an opportunity to recognize the Reverend Ray Hammond, whose leadership and engagement as the Boston Opportunity Agenda's first board chair has been instrumental in its work.

Read the recap of the event
Opportunity Agenda report cover
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College, Career and Life Readiness: A Look at High School Indicators

A new report from researchers at Johns Hopkins University has found that a series of predictive indicators of college success developed by The Boston Opportunity Agenda and its partners are strong predictors of college and career success. The report finds that students who meet benchmarks such as attendance over 94%, a 2.7 or higher GPA, AP course taking and taking the MassCore curriculum, are more likely to succeed in their college and career paths after high school.

Download the report