Boston Public Schools

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Great place for an old bureacracy

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  • Senior Management
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Current Employee - Administration/Management in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Administration/Management in Boston, MA

I have been working at Boston Public Schools

Pros

The Boston Public Schools (BPS) has its mission of providing for the children of Boston at its core. The values that people have that support this mission seem to correlate directly to it, making for a great place to make decisions. Every decision is met with "will this help kids?" The last 10 years has seen dramatic changes in the way BPS does business, which is evidenced in every school--the schools and student achievement have improved greatly. Working with good school leaders, and great administrators make this an exciting and challenging career.

Cons

It's one of the oldest bureaucracies in the United States, and therefore has many antiquated systems in place. The multiple unions vie for more power and money, and seem to be headed by those who may hold grudges against management. Performance reviews and the ability to eliminate poor co-workers seems non-existent.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Look closely at the performance review process and begin to eliminate those who do not embrace challenge and/or change.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Diverse district with Growth Opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Boston Public Schools

    Pros

    The diversity of staff and students is very appealing. Teachers are given professional development, not only to maintain licensure, but to keep abreast of teaching trends and their impact at the classroom level. Boston also has a number of programs with local colleges and universities for advanced degrees at substantially reduced cost.

    Cons

    Large central adminstration can hinder effective communication to employees. The school department is under new leadership. It is difficult to determine how the new management structue will steamline management and insure that the majority of resources are delivered to our students.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure new structure is understood by all employees.

    Recommends
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston Public Schools

    Pros

    The students are really great.

    Cons

    It is more than a full time job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More professional development and feedback for teachers.

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