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.
The latest update of supply and demand for early childhood and care seats finds progress in providing opportunities for children aged 3-5 in Boston, but much more needed for younger children, and significant differences in access between Boston neighborhoods.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.