Dudley Street School Is Now a Tier 1 School

We are proud to share that Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School recently received a Boston Public Schools School Quality Framework Tier 1 designation. In fact, the school moved from the lowest designation, Tier 4, to Tier 1 in just four years.

Boston Public Schools devised the School…

Boston Plan for Excellence (BPE) awarded $225,000 Cummings grant


Contact: Mardi Fuller, Director of External Relations, Boston Plan for Excellence (BPE), 617-275-0782, mfuller@bpe.org

Contact: Alison Harding, Cummings Foundation, 781-932-7093, aeh@cummings.com 


Boston Plan for Excellence (BPE) awarded $225,000 Cummings grant


A Message from Our Executive Director

This school year marks my 30th year working in education, all but two of which have been in Boston. I started as a 7th and 8th grade teacher, and since then I have taught high school, served as a supervisor and coach of teachers, been part of…

Meet Dearborn STEM’s First College Grad!

We recently re-connected with Orlanda Dos Santos, one of Dearborn STEM Academy’s first college graduates, about her experience at Dearborn and the impact of our early college programming on her journey at Bentley University.

Orlanda arrived in the US at 10 years old from Cape Verde, and she attended the Condon School in South Boston.…

It All Starts In The Soil – One Graduates Journey to Seeing Her Students Flourish

BTR cohort 18 graduate Brandi’ Dorch shared with her fellow residents how she learned to care for and nurture students individuals to see them grow. Continue reading below for an excerpt from Brandi’s speech.

“As much as I genuinely hate that you all nominated me to be your speaker, I am equally if not more,…

A 5th Grader’s Advice to Becoming a Successful Educator

Jaeliz shared her advice for BTR grads and a student perspective on how teachers can better engage with their students. Here is her speech in its entirety.


“Hi everyone. My name is Jaeliz. I gave a speech at my 5th grade graduation ceremony at DSNCS, and I can’t believe I am giving…

Boston Teacher Residency cohort 17 commencement speaker Shevonne Commock

BTR Graduate Shevonne Commock delivered a powerful speech during June 25th’s commencement ceremony, where she and 17 other residents walked the virtual stage! You can read her speech in its entirety below.

“Cohort 17!

I am humbled and deeply honored to have been chosen by you –…

An asynchronous writing journey: residents and students learn together

In March, this year’s Boston Teacher Residency cohort shifted their training and their teaching from our two Teaching Academies to virtual platforms. Right before the city entered quarantine, Residents embarked on one of the most meaningful events of their program year: writing their own memoirs while developing a writing unit for Dudley Street School scholars.

Dearborn Supports Undocumented Students and Families

Teaching is a Political Act

Jesse Solomon, Executive Director, BPE

Believe it or not, it’s almost October. It feels like we just started school, and there are leaves on the ground. Our schools are off to a great start — students and teachers digging into their work together, a nice hum of activity.

As we launch this new school year…