Listen: Boston Parents And Teachers Answer The Question Of What Makes A Good School

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Using a projector, Jodi Doyle points out shadows on the ceiling to students of her preschool class at the Eliot K-to-8 Innovation School in Boston's North End. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Using a projector, Jodi Doyle points out shadows on the ceiling to students of her preschool class at the Eliot K-to-8 Innovation School in Boston's North End. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

What makes a good school? For each parent and their child, the answer may be different, and takes into account a wide array of factors. Does the school place appropriate focus on a curriculum outside of academics? How passionate are its teachers? Can it accommodate the schedule of working parents? To that end, “good” is a subjective term, but when asking parents and teachers from around Boston the question, “What makes a good school?” some common themes arose:

What do you think makes a good school? Share in the comments, or hear what others said on our Learning Lab blog.