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Updated 23 February 2017
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  1. "Teacher Boston Public Schools"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ESL Teacher in Dorchester, MA (US)
    Current Employee - ESL Teacher in Dorchester, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Public Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay is good. Lots of professional development opportunities. Strong union.

    Cons

    Very high expectations for teachers that often feel unreasonable considering the amount of support provided.


  2. "Great Coworkers, Varied Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers, and plenty of potential from the students.

    Cons

    Unannounced changes to teacher schedule, addition of classes not originally part of the job description


  3. "Director School Counseling & Guidance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA (US)

    I have been working at Boston Public Schools full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Experienced, hard worker, people skills, data driven, leader

    Cons

    Student demographics, challenging population, commute, Level 4 status


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  5. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Special Education Paraprofessional in Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Special Education Paraprofessional in Boston, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boston Public Schools full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The children are great

    Cons

    You have to find out things on your own....para's stick together, teachers stick together and administrators stick together
    .depending on the school you work at..


  6. "BPS Substitute Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston Public Schools part-time

    Pros

    Select days you would like to work.

    Cons

    Takes a lot of flexibility.


  7. "My experience of late has been discouraging."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are good. Much needed vacation time at set times of the year. Can be fulfilling, especially when you get to see your former students doing well.

    Cons

    Very challenging and at times discouraging work. Very hard to feel like you're getting things accomplished. At times it feels longer me he system is working against you.

    Advice to Management

    Accountability needs to be more equitable.


  8. "Public Education...."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    The work you do has the potential to truly impact the lives of students.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy within this system was a painful roadblock to any meaningful work being completed.


  9. "Working for Boston Public Schools"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boston Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities for leadership, decision making,interacting with children and adults,great benefits, vacation time

    Cons

    Chaotic atmosphere, administration is often confused and misdirected

    Advice to Management

    Better organization, cleare lines of authority


  10. "Good Pay"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Teachers and other employees are paid well

    Cons

    It is a stressful environment


  11. "Teacher in BPS"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The school i worked at was amazing. Loved it

    Cons

    Few opportunities to advance if you want to stay in the classroom



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