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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. 


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Program Announcement

Generation Success is excited to announce our new list of College, Career and Life Readiness exemplar programs! From building critical thinking to cultivating social awareness, self-efficacy and communication skills – these 70+ programs provide our high schoolers with a multitude of meaningful learning and professional opportunities. Please join us in celebrating these exemplar programs and learn more about their summer and fall offerings for students!






Latest Reports

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Boston’s Child-Care Supply Crisis: The Continued Impact of a Pandemic

Eight months after our original examination, a followup look at Boston's child-care system finds that the city has lost more than 1,400 child care seats during the pandemic, affecting not only the availability of care but substantially reducing the number of children receiving critical Early Intervention services,

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Boston Opportunity Agenda Ninth Annual Report Card

The ninth annual Boston Opportunity Agenda Report Card looks at how the pandemic has affected many of the indicators used to track how Boston students are doing in education from early childhood through adulthood, as well as tracking the landscape of the Opportunity Agenda's efforts to strengthen the education pipeline.

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Coming Back to Class: What Predicts Re-enrollment of Students Who Have Stopped Out of College?

This report for Success Boston, The Boston Foundation and the Boston Opportunity Agenda explores the many reasons why students at two institutions, Bunker Hill Community College and UMass-Boston, "stopped out" of their learning without a degree, and the reasons they did (or did not) return. The report also discusses ways in which other two- and four-year institutions might take the lessons into practice.

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Boston's Childcare Supply Crisis: What a Pandemic Reveals

This update to the 2019 State of Early Education report looks at the significant impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on childcare affordability and availability in Boston. it finds the pandemic has put renewed pressure on the sector, putting current care and a future economic recovery at risk.

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The State of Early Education and Care in Boston: Supply, Demand, Affordability, and Quality

The first in what will be an annual series of reports finds a wide gap between supply and potential demand for affordable, quality early education and care in Boston, especially for children under the age of 3.

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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.

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