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April 26, 2017

Bridging the Divide: The Power of Cross-School Collaboration

by Laura Perille EdVestors was founded 15 years ago on the idea that together we are more effective. A group of Boston business leaders and philanthropists wished to support urban education, yet they knew they lacked the expertise to identify and evaluate the most promising ideas. And, while schools had solutions for how best to...

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April 19, 2017

Practicing Advocacy Through Action

by Ruth Mercado-Zizzo With the news of proposed deep cuts—or even elimination—of federal arts and culture funding, I participated in MASSCreative’s Arts Matter Advocacy Day with a sense of urgency. As a member of the arts community, it was gratifying and inspiring to come together as a group to advocate for policy issues...

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April 18, 2017

Creative Minds Out Loud features BPS Arts Expansion

Marinell Rousmaniere, Senior Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, recently appeared on the Massachusetts Cultural Council's Creative Minds Out Loud podcast to talk about the success of Boston Public Schools Arts Expansion. The full episode is available here....

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April 11, 2017

Math Teaching Fellowship highlighted in Huffington Post Article

In Huffington Post article "To change education, start talking to effective educators," 2017 Math Fellow Amanda Hathaway talks about her experience as a 2017 Math Fellow and writes, "If you want to change education, start by asking a teacher his or her opinion." From the article: This fall, I found another opportunity to give my...

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March 23, 2017

What it Takes for Schools to Improve: Lessons Learned from the Improving Schools Initiative

By Marinell Rousmaniere In 2012, EdVestors launched the Improving Schools Initiative to see if and how practices from higher-performing schools could be utilized in a cohort of lower-performing schools to improve academic outcomes for students. A study of the best practices in our School on the Move prize-winning schools (schools...

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