April 12, 2018

Success of language program nets Mattapan elementary school $30,000

The April 11, 2018 Boston Herald article, “Success of language program nets Mattapan elementary school $30,000″, highlights EdVestors’ 16th annual Showcase and the winner of this year’s Philip H. Gordon Legacy Award, the Mattapan Early Elementary school. From the article:

The Mattapan Early Elementary School — with a first-in-the-nation Haitian Creole dual-language program for early education — has been recognized with a $30,000 prize that will help it grow and become a model. The Phil H. Gordon Legacy Award from EdVestors, a nonprofit focused on improving urban education, recognizes schools that are leveling the playing field for all students to learn. The school has been transformed, teachers say, from the once struggling Mattahunt Elementary School that has now closed, to a school where students are learning in two languages…

It was one of 10 teacher-led school projects aimed at bringing in new ideas and ways of learning in Boston-area schools to address issues many are struggling with. The 10 projects each received $10,000 grants from EdVestors to launch and test the initiatives from January to June. Money supports teacher training and allows teachers to get time out of the classroom to research programs and ideas.

Read the full article here and learn more about the School on the Move Prize here.