A District-wide Approach to Culturally and Linguistically Sustaining Practices in the Boston Public Schools


Colin Rose is assistant superintendent, and Mwalimu Donkor Issa is coordinator of targeted programs, at the Office of Opportunity and Achievement Gaps, Boston Public Schools.

The district’s system-wide professional development on culturally sustaining practices creates consistent expectations for educators to address their biases, build relationships with students and parents, and improve instruction – and gives them the tools to do so.