New Report Details Education Inequity Among Mass. Students
While Massachusetts has long been considered a leader in education, a new report finds that does not represent the experiences of all students.
Persistent Inequity in Mass. Schools Must Be Addressed, Advocates Say
The excellence of Massachusetts’ schools belies that students of color and ones from low-income families continue to fall behind white students in the Bay State, something that’s only been accelerated by the pandemic. That’s according to a report released Wednesday by a swath of advocacy groups who are calling on Massachusetts leaders to address the state’s educational inequalities. “We...
6 Months In, Checking in on Boston's Green New Deal and Wu's Campaign Promises
Michelle Wu picked up a lot of support while campaigning for mayor, promoting her signature program: A Boston Green New Deal. She pledged to make climate change and associated issues around equity and inclusion her immediate and top priority So six months into her tenure, how is Wu doing? Mariama White Hammond, who has been charged with leading the initiative,…
Checking in on the Boston Green New Deal
Mariama White Hammond is Boston’s chief of environment, energy and open space – in charge of implementing Mayor Michelle Wu‘s ambitious “Boston Green New Deal.”
Focus on Equity in the Arts as Public Funding Grows
As public funds for the arts in Massachusetts hits a 30-year high, the man responsible for doling out that money has an unrelenting commitment to diversity and equity. Michael Bobbitt, the executive director of Mass Cultural Council for the past year, has spent almost half that time crisscrossing the state—evangelizing about arts funding to the typically underfunded. There is...
A Seat at the Table: Black-Owned in Boston Part 1
A Seat at the Table is a conversation about equity for Black-owned businesses in Boston.
Nonprofit Celebrates New Center for Adaptive Sports at Vermont Ski Resort
A nonprofit in Vermont is celebrating the opening of a new ski lodge that has been several years in the making. “It’s very exciting,” said Emily Cioffi, who attended Friday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony for Murphy’s Annex at Sugarbush Resort’s Mount Ellen. The 4,000 square-foot facility is the second permanent home in Vermont for Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports. It boasts...
How Your Home Can Help Fund Your Goals
Being a homeowner goes beyond owning a set of keys. It means you, quite literally, have a place in the world. You might feel a sense of pride when looking back at your achievements—landing that promotion, finishing that degree, or getting that car you were dreaming about—but few milestones compare to the feeling of having your own place.Promoted By Citizens