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March 23, 2017

What it Takes for Schools to Improve: Lessons Learned from the Improving Schools Initiative

By Marinell Rousmaniere In 2012, EdVestors launched the Improving Schools Initiative to see if and how practices from higher-performing schools could be utilized in a cohort of lower-performing schools to improve academic outcomes for students. A study of the best practices in our School on the Move prize-winning schools (schools

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February 9, 2017

Planting Seeds of Innovation in 2017

by Alison Stevens As we settle into 2017, we are hopeful and excited about the incredible learning supported through this year’s Seed Fund Learning Grants. Now in its third year, the EdVestors School Solutions Seed Fund supports educators’ innovative solutions to a wide range of challenges they face every day in their schools.

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February 6, 2017

Math Teachers Solving Problems

by Karen Levin and the 2016 Math Teaching Fellows UPDATE by Emily Barr, February 6, 2017 On January 11th, over 60 educators and stakeholders in math education came together at the Roxbury Innovation Center for Zeroing in on Math’s first Math Fellows Forum. The 2016 Math Fellows led a set of interactive sessions to share

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December 6, 2016

Evolution of a Partnership: Developing Culturally Responsive Curriculum

by Mara Sidmore Project Director of Education Programs, Projects, and Partnerships at Actors' Shakespeare Project Actors’ Shakespeare Project (ASP) is an award-winning professional theater company that performs Shakespeare’s plays in neighborhoods around Boston and offers extensive education, youth, and community programs.

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November 22, 2016

Designing a Team-Based Literacy Program to Maximize Student Growth

by Cary Charlebois Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Staff Development for Elementary Literacy at Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School Boston Plan for Excellence (BPE) and co-founder Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative launched Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School in Roxbury in 2012. Our vision was to

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