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Initiatives / School on the Move Prize / 2024 Prize

2024 Prize

Applications for the 2024 School on the Move Prize are closed.

Of the many schools that applied, EdVestors has selected a subset of semifinalists to share a fuller version of their data and stories. Congratulations to the following schools that made it to Round 2!

  • Boston Adult Technical Academy
  • Boston Green Academy
  • Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School
  • Fenway High School
  • JFK Elementary School
  • Josiah Quincy Elementary School
  • Mather Elementary School
  • Mattahunt Elementary School
  • TechBoston Academy

Eligibility

For the 2024 School on the Move Prize, all schools in the Boston Public School district serving students in grades K0-12 who have not won the Prize in the past 5 years (2019-2023) are eligible to apply. Recent past finalists are eligible. There are no MCAS-related eligibility requirements.

For questions or concerns, reach out to Shay McIntosh, Manager of School-based Investments at mcintosh@edvestors.org.

Criteria

Applicants will build an evidence base demonstrating progress, share their stories of improvement, outline relevant data, and describe the strategies that helped them realize improvement over the past 3-5 years.

The Prize will be awarded by the panel based on the following three criteria: Evidence of Improvement, Focus on Equity, and Relevance to Other Schools. See review tool.

Timeline

  • January 25: Round 1 application released
  • February–March: Office hours (highly recommended; sign up here)
  • Friday, March 15 at 5 PM: Round 1 submissions due
  • Week of April 8: Semifinalist schools invited to apply in Round 2
  • April–May (date TBD): Gathering for semifinalist schools
  • April–May: Office hours
  • Wednesday, May 15: Round 2 submissions due
  • August: Panelist review; up to three finalist schools selected and notified
  • Late September/early October (date TBD): Panel site visits to finalist schools; winner selected
  • Late October/early November– DATE TBD: School on the Move Prize Ceremony; winner announced