As the birthplace of public education in this nation, the Boston Public Schools is committed to transforming the lives of all children through exemplary teaching in a world-class system of innovative, welcoming schools. We partner with the community, families, and students to develop in every learner the knowledge, skill, and character to excel in college, career, and life. Our responsibility is to ensure every child has great teachers and great school leaders. In the Boston Public Schools, we tailor instruction to meet the individual needs of every student. Together, we are: Strengthening teaching and school leadership Replicating success and turning around low- performing schools Deepening partnerships with parents, students, and the community Redesigning district services for effectiveness, efficiency, and equity By securing new flexibilities and resources, we have intervened in our lowest-performing schools, many of which are showing greater growth than the district average. By partnering with community organizations and expanding grant opportunities, we have expanded science, arts, athletics and doubled summer learning opportunities to end the cycle of summer learning loss.