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May 6, 2020

COVID-19 Resources

In this moment, it is critically important to recommit ourselves to the education of the young people in our city who will be the educators, scientists, health care professionals, and civic leaders of the future. Working alongside our school, district, and community partners in the coming  weeks, we will continue to offer our

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February 25, 2020

Live from the Café Podcast: The Missing ‘M’ in STEM Education

By Marinell Rousmaniere   During the Social Impact Connect conference at Venture Café, I had the opportunity to moderate the conversation around the Missing ‘M’ in STEM Education. The discussion goes to the core of mathematics education and proficiency that drives achievement in Science, Technology, and Engineering

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February 12, 2020

Strengthening Biotechnology Programs through Collaboration – East Boston High School’s Biotechnology work with Essex North Shore

By Eliza Cassella and Amanda Dillingham  Over the past ten years there has been a significant shift in the landscape of education. Diverting from content heavy direct instruction to enhancing student agency through experiences and hands on learning--East Boston High School has been a pioneer in this transition. East Boston

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November 4, 2019

Lessons in Deeper Learning from the McKay K-8 School

By Emily Barr At the 2019 School on the Move Prize Ceremony, EdVestors and the Rennie Center for Education Policy & Research released new research on the 2018 School on the Move Prize winner, the Donald McKay K-8 School. The case study, detailing the improvement story of the McKay, focuses on the importance of creating deep,

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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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