In Pentucket last night, the Pentucket Regional School District School Committee moved to approve the Merrimac Heights Academy as a private school for special education students, pending documentation on populations the school will serve, a physical plan/safety, and financial support. … Read More →
School Committee Roundup: Transportation Woes In Attleboro, Elementary School To Reopen In Braintree
At a school committee meeting in Attleboro last night concerns were raised over school busing costs, writes The Sun Chronicle.
The city is in the midst of a bitter dispute that may leave the school department without enough money to fund transportation, according to the newspaper.
About $3 million … Read More →
Monday at 7:00 p.m., Think-diff Institute and Club Z Tutoring host “The 5 Secrets To Ending Homework Struggles” at Think-Diff Institute, 1666 Massachuesetts Avenue Suite F1 in Lexington. Experts from the Think-diff Institute of Lexington, MA explain the intellectual, social, and environmental factors that affect children’s academic performance. Poor study … Read More →
Saturday, Write the World hosts their “Summer Professional Development Workshop Supporting Teachers to Enhance Student Writing: A Model for Writing Improvement” at Harvard’s Gutman Conference Center, Appian Way in Cambridge. The one-day intensive gives professionals a practical framework that will deepen their understanding of the writing process and integrate … Read More →
A small group of parents, community members, activists, bloggers, and educators gathered this week for a Mass. Jobs With Justice forum titled “Protecting Public Education.”
Mass. Jobs With Justice chose education blogger Jennifer Berkshire to lead the event. The forum focused largely on current public education reforms, the role of charter schools and poverty.
Below are three of the ideas discussed. Read More →
This interview is the third in a three-part series talking to winners of the Mass EduData Challenge.
As part of the six-week Mass EduData Challenge, civic hackers, engineers, and developers created programs and tools to analyze trends found in a stockpile of Massachusetts education data.
This week, Learning Lab spoke with challenges winners. Leading the pack of project developers is Rob Rolleston of Xerox. He’s a member of the team that won awards for Most Visually Compelling and Crowd Favorite. Read More →
This interview is the second in a three-part series talking to winners of the Mass EduData Challenge. Check back each day for the next installment.
Big data is playing a more significant role in education policy, innovation, and teaching.
For the Mass EduData Challenge civic hackers, engineers, and developers all came together with a single goal: to create programs and tools to analyze trends found across Massachusetts education department data.
Erica Manoppo and the rest of the City Year challenge team won the award for Best Use of Data. They created visualizations of different AP and MCAS exam results in order to explore and compare the participation and performance of girls in STEM education across the state.
This interview is the first in a three-part series talking to winners of the Mass EduData Challenge. Check back each day for the next installment.
Recently the six-week Mass EduData Challenge joined civic hackers, engineers, and developers seeking to create programs and tools to analyze trends found in a stockpile of Massachusetts education data.
Participants with a competitive flair may have hesitated at helping their opponents, but this was not the case for David Lago (pictured left) and Christopher Buck, winners of the Collaboration Award, who both spoke with Learning Lab in our earlier coverage of the challenge.
Lago told Learning Lab that he was surprised to see “the amount of data that was being tracked for every school and district.” Read More →
A Boston program pairing tennis and literacy lessons in public schools is planning to expand, doubling its services over the next five years.
Tenacity, a non-profit tennis-and-literacy project, is serving 5,000 Boston students this summer with half- and full-day programs and camps around the city. The $4.5 million program is funded mostly by private donations and government grants. Founder Ned Eames, a former pro-tennis player, says demand for Tenacity is growing.
“We’re doubling the number of kids and raising the bar to college completion, so it’s ambitious and it’s challenging but it’s fun,” Eames said.
This Lessons from the Classroom takes us to the Boston Common tennis courts, where Tenacity is at work. Listen below.
Monday at 6:00 p.m., Massachusetts Jobs with Justice hosts “Mass. JWJ Education Series: Protecting Public Education” at 3353 Washington Street in Jamaica Plain. The panel will discuss the debate over education reform. Charter schools, the school-to-prison pipeline, the role of corporations in public schools, and local activism will be … Read More →