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About BPE

BPE's mission is to drive exceptional outcomes for all students by developing great teachers and great schools. For three decades, BPE (formerly the Boston Plan for Excellence) has devised solutions to the toughest challenges faced by Boston’s students and teachers by weaving together expertise in teacher training and school development. We believe ambitious teaching (which we define as instruction that consistently engages all students in rigorous content) requires not only effective teachers, but also systems that support great teaching and methods for continuous improvement. We have prepared over 500 teachers for Boston's public schools through the nationally recognized and replicated Boston Teacher Residency program, and have pioneered scalable, cutting edge data tools and whole school improvement strategies. Today, we are redesigning schooling for students and teachers by creating neighborhood-based Teaching Academies.

Teaching Academy Schools

BPE has embarked on a strategy to create and run a network of neighborhood-based, PreK-12 Teaching Academies: schools which provide access to ambitious teaching to ensure significant achievement for all students and a rich training ground for new teachers. In 2012, in partnership with a powerful community organization (the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative), BPE launched the Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School (DSNCS), an in-district Horace Mann charter school which will ultimately serve 325 students in grades PreK-5. We are now building out the preK-12 pathway and will open a second campus in 2015, an innovative 6-12 academy committed to preparing students to successfully face rigorous higher education coursework, career challenges, and the globally competitive workforce of the 21st century.  The school design will feature an integrated curriculum that bridges academic learning with career readiness, and will leverage Boston's unique position in higher education and industry to provide students with access to authentic real-world experiences, while cultivating key critical thinking and communications skills.

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Contact Name Emily Harris
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Primary Phone 8574008936
Division Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School, Campus 2

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