About the education project:


uilding on the findings and data revealed by The Valedictorians Project, the Globe aims to continue a deeper, more informed public conversation about challenges and possible solutions to improving outcomes for secondary students. This two-year initiative will create a dedicated strikeforce of investigative journalists who, with humanity and empathy, will examine public education in Boston and nearby communities, always with a goal of being as provocative as possible in what might be done to fix core issues of inequality, social mobility, and economic opportunity in the region.

Partial funding for the project is provided by the Barr Foundation. The Globe will maintain complete editorial control over story selection, reporting, and editing.

Reporting produced by this team will be paired with several large-scale public forums that will be free and open to the community. The Globe plans to host a kick off event to introduce this initiative to the community as soon as the complete team of journalists and the project’s editor have been assigned and hired. Future forums are scheduled to occur throughout the two-year project and will be timed with the publication of major investigative pieces. Each forum will provide insight from Globe journalists and education specialists while offering the opportunity for community members to share their own ideas and solutions to some of the issues raised by the Globe’s reporting.

A key priority of this project is to engage our community in identifying the most pressing problems within the public education system and devising possible solutions . Please send your ideas and suggestions to: