Boston schools look outside for money

Monday, June 16, 2014

The Boston public school system is appealing to business leaders and philanthropists to help underwrite a $25 million campaign to attract, retain, and improve its teachers and principals.

The effort began quietly a few months ago and has already secured $3 million in commitments from donors. School officials aim to raise the remaining amount over the next three years, and the School Department itself has kicked in $6 million.

Last week, Interim Superintendent John McDonough and his personnel chief, Ross Wilson, convened a downtown meeting with about 100 members of the philanthropic, nonprofit, and business communities to appeal for more money.

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