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Featured Research

School Governance in Boston:  the Appointed School Committee

History of the Boston School Committee Structure

So What Is The Question Any Way? The School Committee Ballot Question

Question 2 – A Choice That Will Impact Boston’s Finances

A Thoughtful Process To Appoint School Committee Members

Why The Change To The Appointed School Committee?

How Can Voters Best Affect Educational Improvement?





Boston’s Boom Spikes Property Values
The first in a five-part series

Part 1: Overview of Property Value Trends FY13-FY19
Boston’s total taxable property value hit a high of $164B in FY19, growing by $72.3B, or 78.4% since FY13.  Part I of this five-part series provides an overview of trends in Boston over the last six years.