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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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November 28, 2018

Five years later, a school still on the move

New Mission High School was awarded the School on the Move Prize in 2012, and in 2018 New Mission was the first Prize winning school to become eligible after the five-year grace period. Dr. Naia Wilson, New Mission High School’s Headmaster for the past 12 years, spoke at this year’s Prize Ceremony on the impact of the Prize and

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November 1, 2018

The winner of the 2018 School on the Move Prize is….

Donald McKay K-8 School! Congratulations to the Donald McKay K-8 School, the winner of the 2018 School on the Move Prize! The announcement came Wednesday morning at EdVestors' 13th annual breakfast celebrating improving schools at Boston Harbor Hotel. In recognition of the school's dramatic improvement, the McKay received a

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October 30, 2018

Getting a taste of Boston’s innovation economy: sixth graders apply math skills to create and pitch their ideas for new LEGO® product

By Karen Levin Last week during Massachusetts STEM week, 23 sixth graders from Gardner Pilot Academy were invited to experience a hands-on, immersive STEM day, generously hosted by LEGO® Education. There was much fun and focus as teams of students designed “the next new and exciting” spinning top ahead of the holiday

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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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