Milly Arbaje-Thomas

27 minutes

Milly Arbaje-Thomas joins Justin Reich to discuss the Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO), a voluntary school integration program in Boston, Massachusetts. They’ll focus on METCO’s mission, its underlying values, and Milly’s personal experience with the program as a former METCO parent and as its current CEO.

  • Milly’s personal experience with METCO
  • METCO’s current work
  • Restorative Justice
  • Teacher Diversity

 

About Our Guest: Milly Arbaje-Thomas

Milly Arbaje-Thomas is the CEO of METCO, which is a voluntary school integration program here in Boston. Prior, Milly managed neighborhood antipoverty programs at Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) for 15 years. As Deputy Director of ABCD Field Operations she provided leadership to 14 neighborhood sites and is credited with transforming those sites into integrated, full-service case management organizations serving the low-income community.

 

Additional Resources for Teachers and other Listeners

https://metcoinc.org/ - Learn more about METCO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7I65Ru4ZM9c - WGBH segment on METCO funding

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2019/02/18/metco-students-outperforming-those-bps-charter-schools/W4jpFqnOSFxbdvsJu30jXN/story.html - Recent article about METCO performance

 

Transcript

https://teachlabpodcast.simplecast.com/episodes/milly-arbaje-thomas/transcript

 

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Produced by Aimee Corrigan and Garrett Beazley

Edited by Kate Ellis

Recorded and Mixed by Garrett Beazley

Filmed by Denez McAdoo

 

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