EdVestors Blog Posts

February 24, 2021

The DEI Journey: Learning, Unlearning and Shifting EdVestors’ Culture

By Ruth Mercado-Zizzo Quotes shared within are reflections from EdVestors staff members on the DEI Journey. --- “The DEI work has been a really powerful experience both personally and professionally. I started out thinking we were going to look at our programming and in reality we needed to turn the mirror on ourselves and

January 20, 2021

Virtual EdHeadliner: School Improvement Strategies with Principal Jason Gallagher

In our most recent Virtual EdHeadliner, Principal Jason Gallagher from the 2019 School on the Move winner Harvard-Kent Elementary joined President and CEO Marinell Rousmaniere for a conversation on fostering an environment for positive school climate as a catalyst for school improvement. With nearly two decades of school

September 16, 2020

Boston Public Schools Arts Educators Creatively Meet the Moment

By Anthony Beatrice and Ruth Mercado-Zizzo This article is featured on Americans for the Arts' ArtsBlog as part of National Arts in Education Week Within a week of Boston Public Schools closing its schools due to COVID-19, the district’s nearly 300 BPS visual and performing arts educators quickly shifted to offering remote

August 3, 2020

This is the Wrong Time to Cut Arts Education

By Dr. Brenda Cassellius and Marinell Rousmaniere This article is featured on CommonWealth Magazine. Schools should not be focused just on tested subjects In times of great financial strain and uncertainty, arts education is often first thing cut from the school curriculum. Indeed, several school districts across the

July 30, 2020

Bloomberg Philanthropies and EdVestors Arts Internship Program for Boston High School Students Goes Virtual This Summer

Collaboration supports paid internships for 25 Boston public high school students at local arts and cultural organizations  (BOSTON) July 30, 2020 – EdVestors, a school improvement nonprofit in Boston, and Bloomberg Philanthropies are conducting their summer arts internship program in a remote format to continue offering