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March 6, 2019

Seed Fund Spotlight: Designing Engaging Learning – Project-based Learning Math and Science

Excerpt from North Bennet Street School as part of their 2018 Annual Report. North Bennet Street School has a long history of successful partnerships with other schools in Boston. The programs focus on project-based learning, which offer all students the opportunity to succeed, especially those who don't perform well in a

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May 24, 2018

Affirming Students’ Identities: Supporting LGBTQ+ Students and their Peer and Adult Allies

The LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, and more) Inclusive Schools initiative was one of ten initiatives selected for EdVestors’ 2018 School Solutions Seed Fund cohort.  Five Boston high schools, in partnership with the Boston Public Schools (BPS) Office of Safe & Welcoming Schools, reached

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March 20, 2018

EdVestors Seed Fund 2018: Growing Active and Engaged Communities

by Alison Stevens, Senior Director of School-Based Investments It is abundantly clear that young people are emerging as powerful players in our civic discourse and our democracy. The initiatives in this year’s School Solutions Seed Fund cohort are preparing Boston’s students to be active and engaged denizens of their

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November 8, 2017

The Role of Critical Consciousness in Helping Students Dismantle Systems of Oppression

BY ALISON STEVENS Educators say schools can and should be teaching students how to see, name, and challenge oppression. Turn on the TV or glance at your phone and you will inevitably see examples of the racial, religious, and gender oppression evident in the world each day. Such scenes of violence, hatred, and ignorance affect

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April 26, 2017

Bridging the Divide: The Power of Cross-School Collaboration

by Laura Perille EdVestors was founded 15 years ago on the idea that together we are more effective. A group of Boston business leaders and philanthropists wished to support urban education, yet they knew they lacked the expertise to identify and evaluate the most promising ideas. And, while schools had solutions for how best to

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