2024 State of Early Education and Care Report Release
The 2024 State of Early Education and Care Report, "Strengthening the Foundation: A Profile of Early Childhood Educators in Boston and Beyond," examines the findings of a statewide survey of early education and care providers across Massachusetts and shines a light on the needs of this critical workforce in Boston. These findings illuminate central areas within this vital sector, identifying trends, challenges, and opportunities that shape the experiences of educators and the early learning environments they create.
Tuesday, February 27, 2024, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.Register for this event
(Re)Building Boston’s Early Education and Care Sector
Thank you for joining us for the release of the 2023 report from the Boston Opportunity Agenda and the Birth to Eight Collaborative, '(Re)Building Boston's Early Education and Care Sector: Supply, Affordability and Quality Needed.' This year's report examines the continued impact of COVID-19 and pandemic recovery investment on child care in Boston, analyzes changes in supply and demand, and considers the measurement of and access to quality child care.
Wednesday, May 3, 2023, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.Click here to read the report
Success Boston Convening: Citywide Postsecondary Enrollment & Completion Trends & the Impact of Coaching
On March 23, we gathered for the release and discussion of two new research reports about the postsecondary enrollment and completion trends of Boston students. Following the research presentations, panelists representing the Boston Public Schools and local college access and success nonprofit organizations discussed the implications of the research as well as recent directions and developments in supporting Boston students on their postsecondary journey.
Thursday, March 23, 2023, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Click here for a video and recap of the webinar
Citywide College, Career and STEM Fair
The fair was an opportunity for students to speak with representatives from colleges, universities, career and technical programs, discover opportunities in different STEM fields, access resources to assist with FAFSA completion, and get connected to coaching supports, career agencies and internship opportunities.
Saturday, October 22th, 2022, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center in Roxbury (1350 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02120)Citywide College, Career and STEM Fair
Boston Opportunity Agenda 10th Annual Report Card
The tenth annual report card takes a closer look at the impact of two years of pandemic on the achievement of students on key indicators from kindergarten through college and adult education. It finds mixed results for Boston's public and public charter school students, with some areas seeing much larger changes triggered by the pandemic than others.
June 2022Download the report
A Shared Commitment to a New Equity Framework
Leaders from the city, the Boston Public Schools, higher education and workforce development gathered to make a commitment to equity in the effort to ensure at least 70 percent of Boston Public Schools graduates make it through their postsecondary programs.
Monday, May 2, 2022, 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.Watch the video and read a recap of the event
Opportunity Youth Collaborative Data for Impact
Can a focus on data improve outcomes for Opportunity Youth? Since 2019, the Opportunity Youth Collaborative (OYC) has been partnering with the Boston Public Schools and Bunker Hill Community College, the largest youth- and young adult-serving institutions in the city, to incorporate a more comprehensive data strategy into their work to address racial inequity in student experience and outcomes. At this forum, representatives of both institutions, as well as youth and young adult leaders who will share lessons learned from this work and goals for the future.
June 8, 2021, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.Watch a recording of the webinar
Boston Opportunity Agenda: 9th Annual Report Card Release
The COVID pandemic provides us with an opportunity to reimagine education in Boston. Join us to explore data trends across our cradle to career outcomes in Boston and explore what data on student outcomes will be available in the near future to guide our recovery efforts. Attendees heard from community leaders about new ways that we can work together to advance equity and a just education ecosystem in Boston.
Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.Watch a recording of the webinar
The Boston Opportunity Agenda in the News:
January 20, 2015, The Boston Globe, Boston public school grads exceed charter-school peers: Graduates of Hub’s public schools exceed peers at charter schools
January 16, 2015, CommonWealth, Striving for urban school excellence: Boston leaders mark gains, big challenges remaining