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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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August 29, 2018

Collaboration & Consistency: Using Technology & Data Analysis Can Support the Growth of our Most Vulnerable Students

Christina Kostaras, an SEI 7th grade teacher and Steve Mook, an SEI 8th grade teacher both teach Math and ESL to English Learners at the Lilla G. Frederick Middle School in Dorchester and have been colleagues for the last three years. Their students are new to the country and come with varying levels of math skills. Some are

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July 19, 2018

Collaborating for Change: Lessons from the Mildred Avenue K-8 School

By Alison B. Stevens, EdVestors Senior Director of School-Based Investments   As part of a collaborative event on July 10th, EdVestors and the Rennie Center for Education Policy & Research presented new research on the 2017 School on the Move Prize winner, the Mildred Avenue K-8 School. The case study details

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