Posted inEducation

Boston Public Schools withholds 2d part of Mission Hill School investigation

TWO INDEPENDENT reports commissioned by Boston Public Schools figured prominently in the decision to shut down the Mission Hill K-8 Pilot School in Jamaica Plain this summer, but officials are refusing to release a large amount of the information they gathered as part of those investigations. The first report, produced by an attorney named Joseph […]

Posted inCriminal Justice

State slow to improve criminal justice data collection 

A WELL-KNOWN management maxim warns, if you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it. By that reckoning, those trying to better the state’s criminal justice system are often flying blind.  How long, for example, does the average probationer in Massachusetts stay on probation? Or how many people last year had their probation revoked?  State Probation Commissioner Edward Dolan has no idea. While each probationer has their […]