Our weekly roundup of top education events in the state:
Saturday at 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Club Z! Tutoring of Chelmsford hosts “Outsmart the SATs – Maximize Your SAT Score!” at Chelmsford Police Station Auditorium, 2 Olde North Road in Chelmsford. This SAT Bootcamp is designed for students who want to learn the strategies, tactics and techniques that top students know to increase SAT scores. Click here for more information and to register. Read More →
Madison Park High School students protest on September 9, 2014. (Delores Handy/WBUR)
As Boston finishes up its first full week of the new school year, one school has left many students stagnant with no schedules or classes. Students at Madison Park Technical Vocational High School in Roxbury are facing conditions many call “unacceptable.” Read More →
Needham’s METCO program has been formally reviewed for the first time since its establishment in 1969, The Needham Times reports.
The report, by D. Fuller and Associates, rates the program “moderately strong” but found no sign that students were “thriving academically, socially, or emotionally.” Additionally, teachers interviewed in the … Read More →
Monday at 4:00 p.m., NEC Continuing Education hosts “Models for Teaching & Learning for credit (Online)” at 290 Huntington Ave in Boston. The course challenges students to investigate important contrasting models of learning and explore their application to teaching and learning in (and through) music. Serves as a preparation for … Read More →
September 1974 marked the start of a new school year unlike any that Boston had ever seen. It was the beginning of court-ordered school desegregation and Boston was catapulted into a state of turmoil. Forty years later, we are still feeling the reverberations. Read More →
The Institute for Creative Educational Leadership (ICL) at Boston University’s School of Education offers a one-year intensive program for experienced and aspiring school leaders. Participants will be a part of a small learning community focused on community collaboration.
In an effort to foster a community-wide learning environment, the ICL is working to foster coalitions between educational and community leaders. Read More →
The recently released KIDS COUNT Data Book cites poverty as the single most important factor in determining a child’s healthy development and school readiness.
A new preschool facility in Jamaica Plain’s Bromley-Heath public housing development is trying to tackle poverty and its associated issues head on.
“Kids come with families, and families depend on communities,” Nurtury President and CEO Wayne Ysaguirre said in an interview at the new facility. “Unless we focus on all three at the same time, and find the interrelationship between the three, then our strength in any one of those silos is insufficient to serving those families.” Read More →
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 →