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Title:Citywide Educational Coalition records
Call Number:M130
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1. Governance, 1972-2000
Volume:3 cubic ft.


This series documents the activities of the Board of Directors and its committees in collaboration with the Executive Staff's office to set goals, objectives, and policies. The series consists of annual reports (from 1976-1999), and minutes of annual, Board of Directors (from 1977-1978 and 1985-2000), and standing committee meetings, specifically the Executive, Futures, and Fundraising committees. The executive director's reports document the Coalition's staffing, projects, fundraising efforts, special events, and future plans. Board records include by-laws; agendas and minutes of monthly and annual meetings; and agendas and minutes of the standing committees. Also included is correspondence to and from board members, executive directors, funders, outside organizations, and local school and government officials. Of special interest are an audio cassette of the first Futures Committee meeting dated March 3, 1994 and a VHS recording of the panel discussion held at the 1990 annual meeting entitled "Looking at School Reform From the Inside Out" during which Boston Public School teachers respond to questions about teaching in the Boston Public School system.
1Annual Reports (5 folders)1976-1999
1, FF6/D9Articles of Incorporation1970- 2000
1Audit (3 folders)1980-1985
Board of Directors
1General (2 folders)1988-1997
1, 25Annual Meetings (7 folders) n.d., 1974-1999
1Boston Foundation Report2000
1Advisoryn.d., 1994-1995
1Executive (2 folders)1988 - 1998
1Fundraising (2 folders)1979, 1990-1992
1Joint Planning and Finance1978-1979
1Organizational / Membershipn.d., 1992-1993
1Planning1978, 1987
1Program: Notes[1991?]
1Search (2 folders)1979, 1987 - 2000
1Subcommittee on Racial Balance: Agenda1973
1Succession Planning (2 folders)1998-1999
1Correspondence (4 folders)n.d., 1975 - 2000
1Critical Friends: Merger Plans2000
1Director's Reports1995-1998
1Financial Statements (2 folders)1976-1998
1Fundraising (6 folders)n.d., 1976 - 2000
1Meeting Agendas (3 folders)1997-1999
1-2, 25Meeting Minutes (28 folders)1977-1999
2Member Information Packetn.d., 1994-2000
2Member Lists (2 folders)[1980?], 1984-1999
2Membership Drive Announcement1989
2Obituariesn.d., 1978
2Operational Status Report1973
2Personnel Practices1976
2Proposed Resolutionn.d.
3, 26Retreats (4 folders)1975, 1987-1996
3School Budget Workshop: Information1976
3Slate Notice1995-1997
3Strategic Plan1998-2000
3Strategic Planning Group Meeting Minutes1997
3Surveys (3 folders)n.d., 1989-1992
3System Level Work Group1992
3By-lawsn.d., 1994
3Consultants (2 folders)1987, 1999
3Organizational Chart[1976?]
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2. Executive Staff, 1972-2000
Volume:18 cubic ft.

Chronological by staff member tenure; alphabetical within subseries: A. Mary Ellen Smith; B. Marvin Shapiro; C. Ellen Guiney; D. Paula Georges; E. Loretta Roach; and F. Tiffany Roach.

This series documents the activities of Citywide Educational Coalition's executive staff, including project development; fundraising and resource development; relations with the Boston School Committee, the Boston Teachers Union, and the Boston Public Schools; organizational restructuring; strategic planning; parent organizing and training; and education and school reform. Also documented are the relationships with the Court appointed councils and with local educational reform organizations, such as the Massachusetts Advocacy Center, Coalition for School Reform, Institute for Responsive Education, the Boston Coalition, and Critical Friends. In addition, the Coalition's efforts to engage citizen participation in public education policy are also documented.

Records include agendas; budgets; proposals; grants and contracts; and correspondence from Judge Arthur W. Garrity, Jr., Boston Public School Superintendents, School Committee members, funders, outside organizations, project directors, and board members. Also included are job descriptions, staff lists and meeting minutes, organizational charts, personnel policies, and project progress reports. Located throughout this series are project descriptions, reports, and proposals. See Series 4, Projects Office, for one complete group.

A. Mary Ellen Smith (5.5 cubic ft.), 1972- Jan 1979, includes correspondence to and from Judge W. Arthur Garrity, Jr.; Boston Public School Superintendents, School Committee members, and local government officials, and meeting minutes of the Citywide Coordinating Council, the Citywide Parent's Advisory Council, and the Citywide Parents Council. Material from the Boston Public Schools concerning specific issues, such as the budget, school closings, and transportation includes annotations, notes, a publication by the Coalition, and original correspondence. Also found here are the minutes of the meetings Citywide Educational Coalition held prior to its incorporation and a detailed description of the Information and Resource Center.

This subseries also documents the organization Restore Our Alienable Rights to Judge W. Arthur Garrity, Jr.'s desegregation order. Records include Restore Our Alienable Rights meeting notices and minutes, and newspaper clippings.

B. Marvin Shapiro (.5 cubic ft.), 1979-1980, includes correspondence and grants and contracts relating to the planning and development of Basic Skills Projects among other topics.

C. Ellen Guiney (3.5 cubic ft.), 1981-1988, includes correspondence to and from Judge W. Arthur Garrity, Jr., the Boston Teacher's Union, members of the Boston School Committee, and local government officials. Also included are meeting minutes of the Citywide Parents Council and the Teacher Preparation Task Force and Citizens Information Project records, which document the Coalition's efforts to involve voters in public education policy making. Material from the Boston Public Schools concerning such issues as the Boston Education Plan, student assignment, the Unified Facilities Plan, school governance initiatives, and school closings include Coalition publications, annotations, notes, and original correspondence.

D. Paula Georges (2.5 cubic ft.), 1988-1992, includes correspondence and meeting minutes of the Citywide Parent's Council and the Boston Collaborative. Material from the Boston Public Schools and the Boston School Committee concerning such issues as school-based management, superintendent search, budget, and truancy contains annotations, meeting notes, and original correspondence.

E. Loretta Roach (6 cubic ft.), 1993-1999, includes correspondence from Judge W. Arthur Garrity, Jr., planning documents of the 0-8 Coalition, and meeting minutes of the Citywide Parent's Council and Critical Friends. Also included are Board of Directors meeting minutes from 1992-1998, which were retained for their annotations; meeting minutes and planning notes for the 21st Century Schools project grant; and correspondence from consultant Natalie Ammarell. Material from the Boston Public Schools concerning such issues as charter school reform, school violence, and accreditation contain annotations, meeting notes, and original correspondence. Meeting minutes from the School Committee were retained because they contain a Coalition publication, annotations, correspondence, and accompanying notes.

F. Tiffany Roach (0.5 cubic), 1999-2001, includes correspondence.

Of special interest are records regarding the Boston Education Alliance, which provide documentation of the meetings and activities of the group of citizens concerned with education reform prior to the formation of Citywide Educational Coalition (Box 3); and Citywide Coalition's meeting minutes prior to incorporation, which document its early planning strategies, and the ways in which to involve the community in the process of selecting a new Superintendent (Box 4). Also of special interest Citywide Parents Council, the Racial / Ethnic Parents Council, the Community District Council, and the Citywide Coordinating Council records, which document their relationship with the Coalition (Boxes 3-6, FF6/D9); and Education Renewal, Inc., which provided the start up funds for the Coalition (Box 6). Records documenting the training all staff received for desegregation intervention work, including harassment reports, telephone logs from the Rumor Control Center, and busing incident reports are also present (Box 5).

Of interest is the Coordinator's Handbook, which explains Chapters 636 and 766 and Title 1, and provides information about the court appointed parents councils, including their by-laws (Box 7); the Education and Training Cooperative records, which describe the role of the Racial / Ethnic Councils (Box 4); and the anti-busing literature, which was collected by Coalition staff members who attended the meetings held by the group Restore Our Alienated Rights (Box 3 and 26). Also of interest are the reports entitled Desegregating the Boston Public Schools: A Crisis in Civic Responsibility, The Impact of Three Community Organizations on School Desegregation in Boston, 1975-1976, and Reflections on School Desegregation: Boston's Community Leader's Speak Out (Boxes 6 and 7), which analyze desegregation from different perspectives. The VHS recording of the Coalition's 25th anniversary fundraising event entitled "CWEC Forum" includes a panel discussion of the history of desegregation in the Boston Public Schools. Panelists include Mayor Thomas Menino, Superintendent of Schools Thomas Payzant, and Ellen Guiney. Parents United, the newsletter from the Citywide Parents' Advisory Council and the Intouch newsletter published by the Citywide Parents Council provide background on the work of the court appointed councils (FF6/ D9 and Box 25).
A. Mary Ellen Smith
3Action for Boston Community Development1976
26Advisory Panel on Boston School Desegregation1975
3Allston-Brighton Ad Hoc Committee for District Representation1976
3Americans for Democratic Action1975-1978
3Anthropology Resource Centern.d., 1978-1979
3, 26Anti-busing Literature (2 folders)n.d., 1975, [1976?]
3, 26Anti-racist Coalition: Leafletn.d.
3Antioch Graduate School Institute of Open Education Proposal1976
3Arlington Civil Rights Committee: Newsletter1977
3Arlington Street Church: Bulletin1974
3, 26Articles (5 folders)1973-1977
3Board of Directors1977
3Boston Bar Association: Boston School Busing Order—What Does it Mean?1974
3Boston Community Schools1974
3Boston Concerned Parents for Education1977
3Boston Education Alliancen.d., 1968-1973
3Boston Home and School Association: Officers Material1952, 1966-1975
3Boston Ministerial Alliance: Meeting Minutes 1973
3Boston Police Department: Crime Statistics1974
3Boston Public Libraryn.d., 1974
Boston Public Schools
3, 26Board of Superintendent's: Meeting Notes (2 folders)1977-1978
3Budget Testimony1976-1980
3Consolidation and Budget Hearingsn.d., 1976
3Grants and Contracts1978
3Job Descriptions: Principals1974-1976
3Kindergarten Extended Day Curriculum Planning: Meeting Notes1977
3Monitoring Recommendations1976
3Press Release n.d., [1975?]
3, 26Promotional Rating System (9 folders)n.d., 1973-1977
3Quality of Life Committeen.d.
3Reading Scores1975-1976
3School Closings: Latest Information1975
3Student Recruitment1979
26Teacher / Student Ratios to Contractn.d.
3Transportation (2 folders)1975-1976
3, FF6/D9Boston School Committee (18 folders) (1 restricted)n.d., 1972-1979
3Boston Teachers Unionn.d., 1974-1975
3Boston University Law Education Workshop1975
3Budget 1974-1979
3Center for New Schools: Study 1974
26Center for Public Representation: Questionnaire1978
3Charter Reform Act of 1977 1977
3Church of All Nations1974-1975
3City of Boston (2 folders)1975
3-4, FF6/ D9Citywide Coordinating Council (10 folders)n.d., 1976-1978
4, FF6/D9 Citywide Parents' Advisory Council (16 folders)n.d., 1976-1987
4Citywide Parents' Council (3 folders)n.d., 1974-1977
4Civil Rights School Survey1972
4Coalition for School System Reform (3 folders)n.d., 1972-1973
4Coalition Meeting Minutes1972
4Columbia / Savin Hill Civic Association: Newsletters1974, 1977
4Committee for Community Access (2 folders)1977
4Committee for a Neighborhood City Council Slaten.d.
4Committee for Quality Integrated Education: Conference1975
4Committee for Responsible Charter Reform: Status1977
4Community District Advisory Council (7 folders)n.d., 1975-1977
4Community Task Force on Educationn.d.
4Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Task Force on Racial Imbalance in the Boston Public Schools (2 folders)1973
4Comprehensive Employment and Training: Training Program1975
4Correspondence (28 folders)n.d., 1973-1979
4Denominational Executive Task Force: Meeting Notesn.d., [1975?]
4Door-Matt Newsletter1978
4Dorchester United Neighborhoods Association: Newsletter1977
4Education and Training Cooperative: Consultants (3 folders)1976, [1977?]
4Education Renewal, Inc.: Fay Foundation n.d., 1973-1976
5Effective Schoolsn.d., 1980-1982
5Essays (2 folders)1975-1977
5Field Staff: Harassment Reports (3 folders)1975
5-6Fundraising (66 folders)n.d., 1973-1984
Judge W. Arthur Garrity, Jr.
6, 26Correspondence (6 folders)1975-1977
6Safety and Security Order1975
6Tallulah Morgan et al vs. James W. Hennigan et al1974
6Governor Francis W. Sargent Program on Racial Imbalance: Press Releases1974
6Henry L. Higginson Schooln.d.
6Historyn.d., 1973-1975, [1978?]
6Human Rights Education Council: By-laws and Meeting Minutes1973
6Information and Resource Center / Citizen Participation: Report Drafts (2 folders)n.d., 1974
6Institute for Responsive Education (3 folders)n.d., 1974-1978
6Local Education Committee: Boston School Study1970
26Massachusetts Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights1974-1975
6Massachusetts Advisory Council on Education1974
6Massachusetts Advocacy Center: Correspondence1974-1975
6Massachusetts Association for Mental Health, Inc.: Correspondence1974
26Massachusetts Citizens Against Forced Busing: Newsletter1974
6Massachusetts Coalition for Human Rights (2 folders)n.d., 1975-1977
6Massachusetts Council of Churches1974
6Massachusetts Research Center: Desegregation Information (2 folders)1974-1976
6Media: Announcements 1974
6Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity, Inc.n.d., 1974-1977
6Metropolitan Planning Project1973-1976
6Diane Molle: Special Needs Transportation Complaint1981
6National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (2 folders)1974-1975
6National Conference on Citizen Participation1978
6National Student Coalition Against Racism1976
6National Student Conference Against Racism1974
6Neighborhood Teams: Meeting Schedulesn.d.
6Newspaper Clippings: School Reform (3 folders)1972-1978
6Parents' League for Better Education1974
FF6/D 9Party for Workers Power: Newsletter1976
6Plan 3: Neighborhood School Plan n.d., 1974
6, 26Press Releases (6 folders)1972-1977
6Activities Report1976
6Chapter 766 Parent Education Resource Center (2 folders)1978
6Magnet School Survey (2 folders)1977-1978
6Neighborhood Organizers Reports1974-1975
6Parent Agency Liaison: Staff Reports1976
6Parent Involvement: Meeting Notes1976-1978
6Parent Organizing Descriptionn.d.
6Progress Report on Activities in School Funded by Ford Contract1977
6Promotional Rating Training1976
6Staff Reports (2 folders)1976-1977
6University Pairings with Boston Public Schools1977
6Promotional Standards Research1983
6Public Service Notices1976
6Question 7n.d., 1974
6Racial Ethnic Parents Council: Analysis1976
26Racial Harmony Now: Meeting Notes1974
26Religious Concern for Desegregation in Boston: Clergy Statement1974
6Boston Magnet Schools: A Solution to the Desegregation Problemn.d.
6The Case for an Emergency Committee on Minority Education in the Massachusetts Education System1974
6Centre Research Associationn.d.
6Class Size1977
7Desegregating Boston Public Schools: An Interim Progress Report1976
7Desegregating the Boston Public Schools: A Crisis in Civic Responsibility1975
7The Impact of Three Community Organizations on School Desegregation in Boston, 1975-1976: Draft1976
7Improving Boston Elementary School Reading Scores1977
7Making Citizen Participation Work1976
7Parents Participating in Educational Decision Making: Draftn.d.
7Racially Identifiable Schools 1976
7Tri-Lateral Council for Quality Education (2 folders)n.d. , 1975
7Why Do Parents Choose Magnet Schools?1978
7Research Analysis Corporation: Poll1977
7Restore our Alienable Rights n.d., 1974-1975
7, 26Rumor Control Center (7 folders)n.d., 1974-1976, [1977?]
7School Desegregation: Conference for Religious and Lay Leaders1976
7David Seeley: Meeting Notes1974
7Speeches and Testimonies (6 folders)1975-1979
7, 26Staff (30 folders, 1 restricted)n.d., 1974-1978
8Superintendent Search (2 folders)n.d., 1972
8Surveys Form: Outside Agenciesn.d.
8United Church of Christ: Retreat Minutes n.d., 1974-1975
8United Community Planning Corporation: Memorandum1975
8United Parents for Participation, Equality, Accountability, Cooperation in Education: Meeting Notesn.d.
8United South End Settlements: Meeting Notes1974
8United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare Office of Education: Visitn.d., 1977
8United States Department of Justice: Court Appointed Citizen Monitoring Commissions Conference1977
8United States District Court of Massachusetts, Boston: Hearing Notes 1976-1977
8University of Massachusetts: McCormack Institute Collaboration Proposal1985
8University of Nebraska: Study Commission on Undergraduate Education and the Education of Teachers1973
8Walnut Film Project: Desegregation of the Boston Public Schoolsn.d., 1975-1976
8Weather Underground1975
8"When Schools Make a Difference: Citizens Act to Change Schools," Book Chapter1976
8WILD Radio: Meeting Notes1974
8Youth Development Center: School Alternative for Education Project1975
8Martha Zeigler: Meeting Notesn.d., 1978
B. Marvin Shapiro
8Boston Public Schools: Chapter 636 Proposaln.d., 1979
8Boston School Committee: Deputy Superintendent Budget1979
8Budget and Status Report1980
8Career / Vocational / Occupational Education Advisory Council1979
8Civic Center and Clearing House, Inc.: Agreement1979
8Conference on Quality Education (4 folders)n.d., 1980
8Correspondence (5 folders)1979-1980
8District Superintendent Interviews: Basic Skills Improvementn.d.
8Financial Report1980
8Fundraising (17 folders)n.d., 1978-1980
8Jamaica Plain Multi-Racial Parents Council1979
8Job Description1979
8Occupational Survey and Public Informationn.d., 1979
8Projects (3 folders)1978-1980
8Public Service Announcements1979
C. Ellen Guiney
8Articles (2 folders)n.d., 1987
8Black Political Task Force: Consensus Initiative Towards Reform of School Governance1991
8Board of Directors
8Annual Meetings (2 folders)1986-1987
8Correspondence 1980-1982
8Meeting Notes1987
8Transition Committee1988
8Boston 351 Conference on Boston Public Schools1981
8Boston Citizen Seminars1980
8Boston Public Schools
8Advisory Committee on Collective Bargaining (2 folders)1984-1986
8Another Course to College: Brochuren.d., 1984
8, 26Boston Education Plan (5 folders)n.d., 1987-1988
8Boston School District Enrollment1983
8Budget (3 folders)n.d., 1980-1988
8Bus Drivers (2 folders)1985
9Chapter 188 (2 folders)1985-1988
9Consent Decree Task Force1981-1982
9Desegregation: Freedom of Choicen.d., 1984
9East Boston High School: Profilen.d.
9Education Reform Act of 19921992
9Exam School Entrance Information1983-1984
9Facility Research Advisory Report to the Superintendent 1986
9Governance Initiatives1987
9Home Rule Petition to Improve Management Efficiency of School Governance1987
9Long Range Planning Hearing: Notes1984
9Kim Marshall1978-1985
9Metropolitan Test Scores1986
9Park School Curriculum: Notesn.d., 1982
9Principals (2 folders)1983-1984
9Promotional Standards Task Force (4 folders)1983-1985
9Racially Identifiable Schools n.d., 1981
9Retention Fact Sheetn.d.
9SAT Results: Memo1986
9School Closings (3 folders)1981
9School Names: Origins1980
9Senator Bulger's Plan for Enrollment1988
9Student Advisory Committee: Course Evaluationn.d.
9, 26Student Assignment (7 folders)n.d., 1985-1988
9Superintendent Search Committee (Restricted)1981
9Superintendent's Scholarship Fund: Correspondence1987
9Teacher Layoffs n.d., 1981-1982
9Testing Schedulen.d., 1986-1987
9Transition Committee1982
9Transportation Plan (2 folders)1986-1988
9, 26Unified Facilities Plan (2 folders)n.d., 1979-1985
9Boston Public Schools: A Selective History 1986
9The Boston School Age Child Care Condition Project: Wellesley College1987
9Boston School Committee (6 folders)n.d., 1981-1988
9Boston Teachers Union (6 folders)n.d., 1980-1988
9Budget (2 folders)n.d., 1981-1988
9Building Confidence in Schools: Conference Notes1981
10Campaign to Support Public Educationn.d., 1981
10Carnegie Forum on Education and Planning: Report on Teaching as a Profession: Executive Summaryn.d., 1986
10Citywide Parents Council (7 folders, 1 restricted)1983-1987
10Committee to Save Bostonn.d.
10Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Education: Monitoring Report Number 4n.d.
10Community Parents Council: Meeting Notes1984
10Community Schools: Descriptionn.d., 1985-1986
10Consultant: Natalie Ammarell1987-1988
10Corporation for Boston (2 folders)1981-1983
10Correspondence (18 folders)n.d., 1974-1992
10Cultural Education Collaborative: School Closings Planning Meeting Notes1981
10East Zone: Brochuren.d.
10Education Task Forcen.d., 1983-1984
10Educational Planning Group: Recommendations1982
10-11Fundraising (35 folders)n.d., 1974-1988
11Judge W. Arthur Garrity: Correspondencen.d., 1975-1984
11Goals for Boston (8 folders)n.d., 1980-1986
11History n.d.
11Institute for Responsive Education1982-1989
11League of Women Votersn.d., 1983
11Massachusetts Advocacy Center (9 folders)n.d., 1984-1990
11Massachusetts Coalition for Bilingual Education: Brochuren.d.
11Massachusetts Organization of Citizens for School Improvement: Planning1986-1987
11Tallulah Morgan Education Foundation: Superintendent Surveyn.d.
11Multicultural Education, Training and Advocacy, Inc. n.d., 1990
11Neighborhood Association of Back Bay: Survey1984
11Newspaper Clippings: School Reform1977-1987
11Press Conferences (2 folders)1981-1986
11, 26Projects (9 folders)n.d., 1973-1989
11School Governance in Boston1989
11School Integration1987
11Boston Commission on Safe Public Schools1983
11Boston Public Schools: The Edge of Excellence1988
11Ralph Edwards: Ethnographic Study, Part 21985
11A Proposed Policy in Curriculum and Testing1981
11Reflections on School Desegregation: Boston's Community Leaders Speak Outn.d.
11School Committee Boston Teachers Union Negotiations: An Analysisn.d., [1983?]
11School Improvement Councils '86-'87: Results of the Massachusetts Organization of Citizens for School Improvement Mini-Assessmentn.d.
11School-based Management in the Boston Public Schools: Why Isn't It Working?1991
11Self-Evaluation Task Force1982
11A Study of Attitudes Among Parents of Elementary School Children in Boston1985
11Some Key Issues Facing Public Schools in 19841983-1988
11Roxbury Multi-Service Center: Reading Skills Laboratory1984
11David Seeley: School Reform Status Report Notes1987
11Staff (4 folders)n.d., 1987-1988
11Teacher Preparation: Joint Task Force (2 folders)1987
11Trilateral Council for Quality Education, Inc.1983
11United Parents Associations of New York Cityn.d., [1982?]
11Uphams Corner Health Center: Memorandum1976
11Urban High School Principles: A Conversation1987
11Volunteers in Service to America: Correspondence1974
26Washington, D.C. Public Schools: James Givens and Dorothy Stevens Interview Notes1983
11Working Parents Lobby: Planning Notesn.d.
D. Paula Georges
11Audit (3 folders)1990-1992
Board of Directors
11Fundraising 1990-1991
11Impact II Advisory Committee1991-1993
11Rally Announcement1990
11Boston Coalition for School Reform (2 folders)n.d., 1989-1991
11Boston Collaborative: Meeting Notes1990
11Boston Latin School Parents' Groupn.d., 1992
Boston Public Schools
12Budget (2 folders)1990
12Budget Advisory Committee (2 folders)1990-1991
12Budget Crisis1990-1992
12Carnegie Schools1989-1990
12Desegregation (2 folders)1990
12Extended Day, Kindergarten1989
12Impact II Teacher Network: Demonstration Showcase1990
12Professional Development Institute1991
12School-based Budget (2 folders)1990
12School-based Management 1991
12School Choice (2 folders)1988
12Student Assignment (6 folders)1988-1992
12Superintendent Search (4 folders) (2 restricted)1990-1991
12Superintendent's Decentralization and Reorganization Plann.d., [1992?]
12Task Force on Communications1992
12Vocational Education (2 folders)n.d., 1988-1990
12Boston School Committee (5 folders)n.d., 1988-1991
12Boston Teachers Union: Steering Committee: Minutes (3 folders)1988-1992
12Budget n.d., 1990-1991
12Citywide Parents Council1982, 1987
12-13Correspondence (5 folders)n.d., 1988-1992
13Education Task Force: Meeting Notes1992
13Efficacy Institute: Meeting Notesn.d.
13Fundraising (23 folders)n.d., 1984-1992
13Hispanic Office of Planning and Evaluationn.d.
13Historyn.d., 1983, 1987
13Massachusetts Advocacy Center (6 folders)1983-1992
13Mission Statement1993
13Newspaper Clippings1991
13Northeastern University (2 folders)1991
13Open Enrollment Plan Closes Options in Urban School Districts: Reportn.d., 1968
13Parents' Institute for Quality Urban Education1991
13Parents United for Child Care: Surveyn.d., 1990
13Press Release1990
13Projects (7 folders)1990-1992
13Proposition 2 ½ : Property Tax Ballotn.d., 1990-1991
13Publication: School Committee Report: Budgetn.d.
13School and Business Partnerships1989-1990
13Sharing Visions for Improving Schools: Forum1989
13Staff (7 folders)n.d., 1988-1992
13Tax Equity Alliance for Massachusetts Coalitionn.d., 1991
13Tax Policy1988-1989
E. Loretta Roach
13-140-8 Coalition (23 folders)1992-1999
14Activity Summary1997
14Agenda 1995
14Audit (2 folders)1995-1998
14Budget (3 folders)n.d., 1993-1998
14Financial Statements and Reports 1993-1997
14Legal (2 folders)1990-1996
14Staff (14 folders)n.d., 1990-1999
14Strategic Plan (2 folders)n.d., 1973-1999
14Adult Educationn.d., 1995
14Agreements (2 folders)n.d., 1998-1999
14Ruth Batson Educational Foundation1994
14BELL Foundation1997
14Bilingual Education1994-1995
14Bilingual Master Parents Advisory Council1997
14Black Agenda Project1996
14Black Educational Movement, Boston1993-1994
14Black Ministerial Alliance of Greater Boston1989, 1998
Board of Directors
14General n.d., 1990-1992
14Annual Meeting Planningn.d., 1990-1995
14-15Executive (4 folders)n.d., 1992-1998
15Search (2 folders)1988-1992
15Boston Annenberg Challenge1997
15Boston Coalition: School Reform1990
15, 26Boston Compact (5 folders)n.d., 1987-1996
15Boston Focus on Children and Youth n.d., 1999
15Boston Foundation: School Yard Initiative Task Forcen.d., 1995
15Boston Initiative for Teen Pregnancy Prevention 1993-1998
15Boston Parents Organizing Network: Report 1997-1999
15Boston Plan for Excellence / 21st Century Schools (10 folders)n.d., 1993-1999
15Boston Private Industry Council1994-1999
Boston Public Schools
15, 26Accreditation (2 folders)1995
15After School Remediation: Memo1988
15Boston Leadership Academy: Proposed School-based Training to Support Boston Public Schools Decentralization1992
15, 26Boston School Policen.d, 1991
15Budget (2 folders)1993
15Charter Schools Reform n.d., 1993-1997
15Community Partnerships for Children: Contract1998-2000
15Desegregation (2 folders)1987- 1996
15Dropouts 1987
15Education Reform (6 folders)n.d., 1988-1999
15Exam School Admission Policy1983-1996
15High School Restructuring Task Force Report1998
15Homework Guidelines1994
15Kindergarten Task Force1994-1995
15Mayor's Transition Committee: School-based Management Meeting Minutes1993-1994
15Reform Retreat: Planning1995
16School Assignment Plan 1990-1992
16School-based Management (2 folders)1990-1991
16School Violence1995
16South Boston High School: Report1993
16, 26Student Assignment (10 folders)1980-1997
16Superintendent (2 folders)1995
16Testing and Evaluation1987
16Transition Team1995
16Transportation Statistics1994-1997
Boston School Committee
16Curriculum and Operations Subcommittee: Minutes1993-1994
16Meeting Notes1991
16 Minutes (10 folders) 1991-1996
16Boston Teachers Union: Contract Negotiations1993-1994
16Center for Collaborative Education: Newsletter1995-1996
16Challenges and New Directions1994
16Citizens for Public Schools: Correspondence1996-1997
16Citywide Parent Organizing (2 folders)1995-1997
16Citywide Parents Council (2 folders)n.d., 1990-1998
16Coalition for Bilingual Education1992
16Community Education Task Force1998-1999
16Community Mobilization and Empowerment Project: Newsletter1995
16Community Partnership Collaborative Advisory Committee: Minutes (2 folders)n.d., 1995-1997
16Consultant Contracts (5 folders)n.d., 1992-1999
16Correspondence (8 folders) (1 restricted)n.d., 1994-1998
16Critical Friends (4 folders)1995-1997
17Curriculum Frameworks: English Language Arts1996
17Dorchester Cares 1994
17Early Learning Center: Petition1996
17Focus Groups1995
17, 25-26Fundraising (54 folders)n.d., 1987-1998
17Judge W. Arthur Garrity: Correspondence1990-1996
17Jewish Organizing Initiativen.d., 1999
17Martin S. Kaplan: Massachusetts Education Reform, Statement1995
17Learning Matters1996-1998
17Massachusetts Coalition for Bilingual Education1989-1992
17Massachusetts Community Coalition for Public Education: Newsletter1993-1994
17Massachusetts Education Reform Act of 19931993
17Massachusetts English Plus Coalition1994-1997
17National Urban League: School Standards1996-1997
17Newspaper Clippings: School Reform1992-1999
17Nonprofit Computer Connection Applicationn.d, 1994
17Notes, Generaln.d.
17J. H. Ostrower Award for Excellence in Urban Education1995-1996
17Parents Institute for Quality Urban Education (5 folders)n.d., 1993-1996
17Parents Roundtable: Minutes and Notes1993-1994
18Parents United for Childcare (2 folders)1991-1997
18Project Action Committee1996
18Changing Schools1991-1993
18Family / Community / School: Codman Square (2 folders)n.d., 1997
18, 26Golden Apple Awards (11 folders)1991-2000
18HEART Literacy 1995
18Meeting Notes1997
18Parent Facilitators Questionnaires and Surveys1993-1994
18Parent Focus Group: Findings and Recommendations1995
18Parent Involvement (2 folders)n.d., 1993-1994
18Parent Workshops: Response Protocoln.d.
18Schoolworks Exchange Partnership1993
18Public Education Fund 1985
18Newsletters: Boston School Committee Report1989-1998
18Research: Parents Notebook1991-1995
18Surveys, Studentn.d.
18School Governance1989
18The Status of Early Childhood Education Services for Four-Year-Olds in Boston1995
18Loretta Roach Foundation2000
18Small Business Empowerment Center1997
18Special Education (2 folders)1993-1994
18Visions for a Better Way: Conference1991
18Peggy Wiesenberg: Testimony1998-1999
18Women's Educational and Industrial Union1996
F. Tiffany Roach
180-8 Coalition2000
18Board Retreat2000
18Consultant Contract: Translation Services1999
18Fundraising (2 folders)1999-2000
18Massachusetts Department of Education: Community Partnerships Report2000
18Program Update2000
18Staff (4 folders)1997-2000
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3. Projects Office, 1975-1999
Volume:5 cubic ft.


This series documents the development and implementation of the Coalition's projects, including parent training, workshops on parent involvement in their children's education, and focus groups on high school restructuring, that were developed and implemented from 1976-2000. Also documented are community and parent organizing; the thoughts and concerns of parents, students, teachers, and headmasters regarding the Boston Public Schools; visits made to public schools by Coalition staff; planning for the Golden Apple Awards celebrations; and fundraising efforts.

Records include questionnaires, surveys, interviews, research notes, proposals, grants and contracts; correspondence to and from executive directors and project staff, staff and planning meeting minutes, and training and workshop materials. In addition, the awards given to Golden Apple winners, a golden apple pin and a crystal apple paperweight; recordings of Golden Apple Award ceremonies for the years 1991-1997 and 1999 (VHS, Hi8, and ¾ Umatic); posters; and photographic images of Golden Apple winners are included.

Of particular interest are the records concerning the Public Information Project, which provided information on busing and school desegregation to Boston residents (Box 20); and Citizen Information Project, which sought to generate citizen interest candidates running for both Mayor of the City of Boston and for the School Committee (Box 18). The school visit notes, which document the programs and learning environments of the elementary, middle, and high schools in Boston, (Box 22) and the micro cassettes documenting the sessions of the focus group entitled The Parent Connection to Their Child's School, are also of interest (Box 25).
180-8 Transition Planning Committee: Meeting Minutes1998
18Advocacy Training: Applications1978
18Alliance for Coordinated Services: School Information Sheetsn.d., 1975
18Asian Parents Outreach Meeting: Notesn.d.
18Before the Report Card Conference: Meeting Notesn.d.
18Boston Plan for Excellence / 21st Century Schools (17 folders)n.d., 1996-1999
Boston Public Schools
18Career Exploratory Projectn.d.
18Food Programs: Interviews1977
18School Based Management Training Conference: Agenda1994
18Successful Strategies to Parent Outreach: Workshop Outline1993
18Tracking Meeting Notesn.d., 1992
18Boston School Committee and City Council Candidates: Who's Running for What?n.d., [1987?]
18Changing Schools (2 folders)1990
18Chapter 636 (2 folders)n.d., 1976-1979
18Chapter 766 (6 folders)n.d., 1976-1978
18Citizen Information (11 folders)n.d., 1983-1984
18Citywide Parents' Counciln.d., 1990-1999
18Community Parents Action Committee / Citywide Reading Organizing Planning1976-1977
18-19Correspondence (3 folders)n.d., 1977-1981, 1991-1999
19Cultural Awareness Training Materialsn.d.
19District Educational Leadership Forums1984
19Education Reform: Seminar Notes1997
19Family Community School / Codman Square (16 folders)n.d., 1997-1998
19Federation for Children with Special Needsn.d., 1978
Focus Groups
19High School Restructuring Task Force1998
19Meeting Notes1995
19, 25The Parent Connection to Their Child's School: Report1995
19, 26Fundraising (17 folders)n.d., 1977-1979, 1996-1997
19-20, 25-26, FF6/D9Golden Apple Awards (30 folders) n.d., 1988-2000
20League of Women Voters: Non-Affiliated Parent Survey1978
20Magnet Schools Studies (4 folders)n.d., 1977
20Media Campaign Meeting Notesn.d., 1994
20Meeting Notesn.d.
20Milwaukee Teachers' Education Association Convention1975-1977
20Minority Parent Leadership1977
20Occupational Education (3 folders)n.d., 1979
20Outreach Flyersn.d.
20Parent Survey: Proposaln.d. [1980?]
20Parent Task Force on Sex Fairness in the Boston School System: Concept Papern.d.
20Parents Institute for Quality Urban Education / Right Question Project (41 folders) n.d., 1991-1997
20Parents' Resource Institute: Concept Paper[1977?]
20Parent Support Services Team Meeting1997
20Parents United for Childcare: Meeting Minutes1996
20People for Effective Action in Community Educationn.d., 1973
20Powerful Parents Summit1996
20Principal Evaluation Meetingn.d., 1977
20Public Information Project (2 folders)1976-1979
Questionnaires and Surveys
20Boston Public Schools Assessmentn.d.
20District School Parentn.d.
20Magnet Schools: Resultsn.d.
20-21Mather School After School Program (2 folders)n.d.
21Parents (3 folders)n.d., 1976-1979
21Proposed School Program 1975-1976
21SchoolWorks Data Sheetsn.d., 1992
21Springfield, Massachusetts: Magnet Schools Reportn.d., 1977
21Students Speak Up About School: Student Responses1997
21Teacher / Parent Resource Centern.d. [1976?]
21View from the Schools: Student Responses (2 folders)1985
21, 26Reports (2 folders)[1975-1976?], 1996
Boston Public Schools
21, 26Field Staff: Observation Notes (43 folders)n.d., 1973-1998
21Student Assignment Plan1978
21, 26Director Correspondence (2 folders)1976-1978
21Magnet Schools Features1977-1978
21Principal Selection Statistics1976
21-22, 26School-based Management: School Visit Notes (74 folders)n.d., 1990-1992
22School Closings Information Letters1981
22School Information Forms: Parent Interviews1975
22School to School Transition (3 folders)n.d., 1981
22School Visits (2 folders)n.d., 1983-1984
22Staff (5 folders)n.d., 1977-1998
22Standardized Testing: Parents Workshopn.d., 1996
22Technical Assistance1976-1977
22University Pairings (3 folders)n.d., 1977
22Vocational Education Cooperative Industrial Programs: Memo1979
22Walking in Two Worlds Lecture: Notesn.d.
22Workshops (2 folders)1980, 1996
22Youth Advocacyn.d., 1994-1996
22Youth Mobilization1991
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4. Publications, 1973-1998
Volume:4 cubic ft.

Arranged into 2 subseries: A. Research and B. Publications

Subseries A. This subseries documents the staff's original research for its publications on education reform issues, such as promotion policies for headmasters and principals, student assignment and student choice, school budget cuts, and school closings. Records include drafts of manuscripts; statistics; and responses to questionnaires, surveys, and interviews.

Subseries B. This subseries documents the Coalition's efforts to provide clear and accurate information to parents of Boston Public School children and concerned citizens regarding the policies and practices of the Boston School Committee and the Boston Public Schools, as well as the Coalition's efforts to promote citizen participation in the formation of educational policy. In addition, the subseries documents the attempts made by the Coalition to involve citizens in School Committee elections. Topics documented include promotion policies for headmasters and principals; student assignment and student choice; school budget cuts and school closings; bilingual, vocational, special education, and magnet schools; collective bargaining; teacher tenure; and diminished reading comprehension in the public schools. Records contain correspondence to and from staff writers and readers, fact sheets, reports, and newsletters.

Of special interest is the Field Workers Harassment Manual, which was used by staff who worked in the schools and rode on the buses during desegregation (Box 24); the News Notes Column, which contain summaries of both School Committee meetings and the desegregation hearings at the U.S. District Court (Box 25); and the Community Agenda for the Boston Public Schools which was used during the interview process to select a Superintendent and established the Coalition's agenda for school reform (Box 25).
A. Research
26Advanced Work Charts1977
22Correspondence 1977, 1985
22Curriculum Focusn.d.
22Education Reform Outlinen.d.
22, 26Fact Sheets (23 folders)n.d., 1976-1977, 1981-1990
22Focus Group Summaryn.d., 1996
22Mayoral Questionnaire 1993
23, 26Newsletters (29 folders)n.d., 1981-1997
23Phase IIB Booklet Material1976
23Racially Identifiable Schools1976
23Reading Handbook n.d., 1977-1978
23District Educational Leadershipn.d., 1984
23The Promotional Rating Process Analysisn.d., 1976
24School Based Managementn.d., 1991-1993
24, 26Resource Guides (2 folders)n.d., 1977-1978
24School Closingsn.d.
24Student Assignmentn.d., 1985-1987
24Tenure Informationn.d., 1978
B. Publications
24Additional Services Planned for 1,000 Special Needs Students: Article[1977?]
24Boston Education Plan Summary1987
24Basic Skills Improvement Program1980
24Citywide Educational Coalition: Descriptionn.d., [1995-1998?]
24Don't Say No to Public Educationn.d.
24On Board1995
24Starting Kindergarten in Boston1998
24But They Can Read?: Booklet1978
Circular Notices
24Changing your Child's School Assignmentn.d.
24Student Assignment Information1976
24Correspondence (7 folders)1975-1992
24, 26Drafts (6 folders)n.d., 1996-1998
24, 26Fact Sheets (12 folders)n.d., 1976-1997
24Field Workers Harassment Manualn.d.
24Hiring Principals and Headmasters: A Guide for Parentsn.d., 1976
24Information Sheets: Who's Running for What: Candidates1983
240-8 Parents Gazette1999
24Boston Parents Notebook (6 folders)1987-1999
24Boston Public Schools Focus / Focus on the Boston Public Schools (2 folders)1988-1997
24Boston Public Schools in Brief1986-1992
24Boston Public Schools Review1993-1994
24, 26Boston School Committee Report (5 folders)1985-1998
24Child Care, Head Start and Kindergarten in Boston1996-1999
24Citywide Educational Coalition1983-1988
FF 6/D9Coalition1975-1976
24, FF 6/D9Common Ground1975-1980
24, 26Learning Matters (2 folders)1998-2000
24Preschool Parents Gazette1999
25You to Me1998-1999
25News Notes Column1976-1977
25Parent Involvement in the Promotional Rating Process: Description1976
25Publications Listn.d.
26Questionnaire: Ask the Candidates1993
25Boston Public Schools: Annual Report1976
25Boston School Facilities (2 folders)1988-1989
25Changing Boston's Schools1975
25Changing Schools...the First Year1990
25Chapter 636: An Analysis1976
25Class Size1977
25Committee on Minority Concerns1974
25Community Agenda for the Boston Public Schools1973
25Facts About the Phase II Desegregation Plan in Boston1976
25Home Rule Petition1973
25Magnet Development Project Final Report1977
25Promotional Rating Process1976
26A Review of the Boston Public Schools' Fiscal Problemsn.d.
25School to School Transitionn.d.
25School Based Management / Shared Decision Making1991
25Why do Parents Choose Magnet Schools?1978
25Resource Guides
25Boston Public Schools Department of Special Services1978
25Chapter 636: A Practical Guide for Parents1976
25Escuelas Imanes de Boston: Una Guia para Padres y Estudiantes1978
25Escuelas Superiores: Una Guia para Padres y Estudiantes1980
25Helping Preschoolers Get Ready To: Print, Read, and Writen.d.
25Hiring Principals: Parent Guide1976
25Magnet Schools in Boston: A Guide for Parents and Students1978
25A Parents' Guide to the Magnet Schools in Boston1977
25 Resources for Children with Special Needs and Their Parentsn.d., 1978
25Who's Who in the Boston Public Schoolsn.d., 1976
26School Closings: Memoranda1981
25Schools with Limited Recruitment Seats1985
25Boston Public Schools in Brief / School Committee Reports: Teacher Surveys1988
25Boston School Committee Candidates[1983]
25Career and Vocational1979
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