This multi-method research project is a collaboration among AISR, Boston Public Schools, and the Center for Collaborative Education, with support from the Barr Foundation.

The Phase I report, Opportunity and Equity: Enrollment and Outcomes of Black and Latino Males in Boston Public Schools, describes the increasing diversity of enrollment of Black and Latino males in the district, as well as a troubling, systemic opportunity gap facing these students.

The Phase II report, Promising Practices and Unfinished Business: Fostering Equity and Excellence for Black and Latino Males, uses case studies of four schools to identify promising school practices as well as “unfinished business,” or a lack of cultural competency and willingness to address race and gender within schools. The studies include an evidence- and theory-based indicator framework for schools and districts to guide their efforts in fostering equity and excellence for Black and Latino males, as well as tools for youth organizers to use to work for change in their own schools and districts.