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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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October 24, 2018

Celebrating and Deepening Arts Experiences

BY DEREK LIN   October is National Arts and Humanities Month, a recognition honoring the founding of the National Endowment for the Arts. The month-long celebration emphasizes the participation in and promotion of the arts across the U.S. In addition to showing support for the arts, this month reminds us to reflect on

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June 19, 2018

Inclusion through the Arts

BY DEREK LIN As part of Boston Public Schools (BPS) Arts Expansion, EdVestors invited teachers, teaching artists, and program staff from youth arts organizations to a workshop on Working with Students with Special Needs. Led by Dr. Rhoda Bernard, Managing Director of the Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs, the

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April 12, 2018

Training for your Datathon: Experts Share Best Practices to improve Data Culture

BY DEREK LIN EdVestors recently hosted the Youth Arts Impact Network for a Datathon. The Youth Arts Impact Network is a peer learning network composed of over seventy-five arts organizations that convene regularly to share best practices in data evaluation, organizational development, and communication efforts. At the Datathon, a

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