Former City Councilor John Connolly is back in the Boston spotlight, with a new parenting group he says will help cut through an impenetrable BPS system that makes it difficult for parents to figure out why things happen the way they do and help them figure out what to do about it.
SchoolFacts Boston touts that it will have an advisory board made up of parents from numerous Boston neighborhoods, reflecting the racial and ethnic makeup of Boston, and that it will tackle issues spread across BPS, charter, religious and private schools. Its launch today was helped with a grant from the Barr Foundation
The group is not the first group to tackle education in Boston. Quality Education for Every Student has been active since 2012, and is a member of the the Boston Education Justice Alliance, whose members include both parents and educator unions.