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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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June 16, 2017

Phase 4 Brings BPS Arts Expansion into a Second Decade

BY LAURA PERILLE As more than 1,000 students were performing on the Boston Common last week, a new phase of BPS Arts Expansion was announced to ensure equitable access to quality arts education remains a hallmark of the Boston Public Schools. Much progress has been made since 2009 when BPS Arts Expansion launched....

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June 6, 2017

Mayor Walsh, EdVestors, and Boston Public Schools Announce Phase IV of Arts Expansion Initiative

More than $600,000 in grants announced for dozens of schools and arts organizations; BPS City-Wide Arts Festival showcases students’ creativity BOSTON (June 6, 2017) – Boston students will continue to receive more quality arts education with the announcement of a new phase of the successful Boston Public Schools (BPS) Arts...

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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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