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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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March 16, 2018

The Promise of Career and Technical Education for Boston and Beyond

By Marinell Rousmaniere For the last two years, EdVestors has been a member of the Alliance for Vocational Technical Education (AVTE), a diverse coalition of education and business leaders working to strengthen career and technical education (CTE) in Massachusetts. On March 2nd, the Alliance published a white paper that offers

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January 18, 2018

Math Fellows Forum – Dream Big, Think Creatively, Implement Practically

BY KAREN LEVIN Yesterday afternoon the 2017 Zeroing in on Math Teaching Fellows held a math forum for math educators, school leaders, and education advocates from across Boston, generously hosted by LEGO Education. The Math Fellows, a group of sixteen Boston math teachers and coaches spanning 2nd to 12th grade, were tasked

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December 12, 2017

Make it Public: Learning from School on the Move

Dr. Lindsa McIntyre, Headmaster, Jeremiah E. Burke High School The Jeremiah Burke High School is the proud recipient of the 2015 School on the Move Prize. Even two years later, this recognition is meaningful beyond what we could have imagined. The Prize acknowledges the hard work, dedication and commitment of school leaders

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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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