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November 8, 2017

The Role of Critical Consciousness in Helping Students Dismantle Systems of Oppression

BY ALISON STEVENS Educators say schools can and should be teaching students how to see, name, and challenge oppression. Turn on the TV or glance at your phone and you will inevitably see examples of the racial, religious, and gender oppression evident in the world each day. Such scenes of violence, hatred, and ignorance affect...

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November 2, 2017

School on the Move Prize Winner Featured in The Boston Globe

The November 2, 2017 Boston Globe article by James Vaznis, "Mattapan school lauded for academic turnaround", highlights the improvement story of the 2017 School on the Move Prize Winner, the Mildred Avenue K-8 School. From the article: When the Mildred Avenue K-8 School opened in 2003 in a newly constructed building in Mattapan,...

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November 1, 2017

EdVestors Awards $100,000 Thomas W. Payzant School on the Move Prize to the Mildred Ave. K-8 School of Mattapan

(BOSTON) November 1, 2017 – EdVestors, a school improvement organization in Boston, awarded its $100,000 Thomas W. Payzant School on the Move Prize to Mildred Ave. K-8 School in Mattapan for its tremendous achievement in improved school performance. Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Superintendent Tommy Chang revealed the winner at...

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July 7, 2017

Starting Early: The Younger Siblings Project

In April, EdVestors highlighted the work of the Younger Siblings Project at our 15th annual Urban Education Showcase. The annual Showcase shines a spotlight on innovative and replicable practices happening in Boston schools. Each year, EdVestors School Solutions Seed Fund provides up to ten schools and their partners with $10,000...

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June 30, 2017

Using Technology & Blended Learning Models to Increase Time for Direct Interventions

BY Derek Doherty, 8th grade math teacher, Mildred Avenue K-8 If you ask math teachers across the city for a wish-list of things that could help accelerate learning and growth in their classroom, nearly every teacher would agree that more time for small-group and 1-on-1 Interventions should be at or near the top of the list. ...

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