The Education Exchange: Boston Public Schools in Transition



By 08/20/2018

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The Boston Public Schools will be led by an interim superintendent this fall, since former superintendent Tommy Chang was asked by the mayor of Boston to step down last June.

Steve Poftak talks with Paul E. Peterson about some of the challenges that have faced, and will continue to face, the school district, including debates over school start times, diversity levels at exam schools, whether the student assignment system is causing segregation, transportation costs, and what happens next for BPS.

Poftak is Executive Director of the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

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