Data Analytics Helps Boston Schools Better Serve Students

Government Technology: In this installment of the Innovation of the Month series (see last month’s story), we explore how Boston Public Schools have partnered with the Boston Area Research Initiative (BARI) to create an Opportunity Index to better understand how to address the needs of their students.

MetroLab’s Executive Director Ben Levine sat down with Dan O’Brien, assistant professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and Criminology and Criminal Justice and co-director of BARI; Nancy Hill, professor of Education at Harvard Graduate School of Education; Eleanor Laurans, chief financial officer at Boston Public Schools (BPS); and Colin Rose, assistant superintendent of Opportunity and Achievement at BPS, to learn more.

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