EdVestors Blog Posts

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

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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

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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

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June 24, 2019

MassINC Gateways Podcast: Bringing accountability to school improvement

By Marinell Rousmaniere   I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Ben Forman, Director of the Gateway Cities Innovation Institute and host of the Gateways Podcast at MassINC. Sparked by their work in local accountability, we spoke in-depth about the examples of Boston Public Schools’ School Quality Framework

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June 24, 2019

Incorporating Equity into EdVestors Work

By Ruth Mercado-Zizzo Equity is one of the driving forces behind EdVestors’ work to improve educational outcomes for all students. We believe that every child has the right to a high-quality public education, and every school must serve all children well. Equitable educational opportunities provide the foundation for

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