News Items

May 3, 2016

New Report: How Collective Action Revitalized Arts Education in Boston

Read the report here. This week, EdVestors and BPS Arts Expansion partners released a new report detailing the multi-year, collaborative process that has made Boston a national leader in arts education. The case study examines the expansion of quality in-school arts instruction as a means to increase equity of opportunity in...

April 14, 2016

2016 Showcase: Spotlight on Schools

At EdVestors' Showcase at District Hall this week, nearly 200 educators, community leaders and philanthropists took the opportunity to meet the "Solution Seekers" as part of the School Solutions Seed Fund. They heard presentations by front-line educators from this year’s Seed Fund and listened to remarks from Boston...

March 1, 2016

Math Fellows Solving Big Problems

Dream Big. Be Creative. Implement Practically. Those are the marching orders for the 2016-2017 Zeroing in on Math Teaching Fellows. The Math Teaching Fellowship is one element of EdVestors' Zeroing in on Math initiative. As of June 2014, only 7 of the 50 public schools in Boston serving eighth graders, district and charter,...

December 11, 2015

BPS Receives $1.5 Million Arts Education Grant

This week, Mayor Marty Walsh announced that the Wallace Foundation in New York City is awarding $1.5 million to BPS Arts Expansion. "We know high-quality arts education provides important benefits to students—from exposure to new perspectives to helping them learn how to learn,” said Daniel Windham, director of Arts at the...

October 27, 2015

Jeremiah E. Burke High School Named the 2015 School on the Move Prize Winner

Congratulations to the Jeremiah E. Burke High School, which was announced as the winner of the 2015 School on the Move Prize at EdVestors’ 10th annual breakfast in celebration of improving schools on October 27. In recognition of its improvement, the Burke receives a $100,000 prize, public recognition, and the chance to share its...