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Roxbury, MA
5001 to 10000 employees
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$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
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Boston Public Schools Superintendent Carol R Johnson
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    Current Employee - Special Education Paraprofessional in Dorchester, MA
    Current Employee - Special Education Paraprofessional in Dorchester, MA
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    I have been working at Boston Public Schools full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay compared to other districts. Great Heath benefits. Great opportunities to help student growth.

    Cons

    Expectations not listed in the job description. Policies that are not reviewed as whole staff at meetings at the beginning of each school year so new staff can learn the ropes; must be learned the hard way. The union is meant to protect but it can also get you. Paraprofessional position under appreciated. No paid or limited non-pay professional developments or training for para staff. Limited opportunity for financial growth after BA degree.

    Advice to Management

    Develop paid trainings. Exchange one sick day per year in to one additional personal day.

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Boston Public Schools Interviews

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    BPS Teaching Fellow Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Boston Public Schools.

    Interview

    It started with an online application, then a pretty short phone interview, followed by an in-person lesson given in front of a small committee. Overall it was pretty standard.

    Interview Questions

    • A lot of what-if questions regarding behavior management and scenarios involving at-risk students   Answer Question
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