EdVestors Blog Posts

March 16, 2018

The Promise of Career and Technical Education for Boston and Beyond

By Marinell Rousmaniere For the last two years, EdVestors has been a member of the Alliance for Vocational Technical Education (AVTE), a diverse coalition of education and business leaders working to strengthen career and technical education (CTE) in Massachusetts. On March 2nd, the Alliance published a white paper that offers

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December 12, 2017

Make it Public: Learning from School on the Move

Dr. Lindsa McIntyre, Headmaster, Jeremiah E. Burke High School The Jeremiah Burke High School is the proud recipient of the 2015 School on the Move Prize. Even two years later, this recognition is meaningful beyond what we could have imagined. The Prize acknowledges the hard work, dedication and commitment of school leaders

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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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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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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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