Sometimes We Need to Be Reminded…
… that our schools are full of great kids, hard-working and creative teachers, overworked and underappreciated administrators, and effective programs.
Read more about some of these outstanding people, schools and communities in our series: Spotlighting JFYNetWorks Partner Schools… January 2019 edition.
Erin Cronin said her approach to teaching calculus is collaborative.
“We don’t lower our expectations here”.
State figures show 62 percent of Revere High students don’t speak English as a first language and 47 percent are economically disadvantaged, but they outperform peers across the state on Advanced Placement calculus tests. Read more on this worthy achievement.
Source: BostonGlobe.com, digital subscription required after free article offer.
Local veterans benefit
A high school wrestling match in Holyoke doubled as a fundraiser for veterans in need.
Proceeds from the fundraiser will go to Vet-Air, a non-profit organization that provides veterans with transportation to and from medical appointments. Read more.
Source: WWLP.com 22NEWS
High school artists inspire
24 exceptional young artists from six area schools took part in the first annual Greater Lowell Student Art Show.
Young artists submitted work from Innovation Academy, Chelmsford High, Greater Lowell Tech, Lowell Catholic High and Tyngsboro High; each school choosing four student artists. Learn more about these talented artists.
Greater Lowell Tech received $68,504 to fund a new computer lab with training stations for computer networking, security and cyber operations. Both students at the school and adult learners will be able to use the lab to build skills in information technology, programming and web development. Learn more about the $3.3 million in school grants.
With the Patriots playing on the television at home and her Spanish homework hanging over her, one student headed out for a place where she knew she would find peace and quiet on a Sunday. Her local library.
Quincy’s Thomas Crane Public Library is one of 8 South Shore towns with Sunday hours. More on these SoShore libraries.
Amherst and Holyoke public schools will share a $300,000 bilingual education grant.
“Holyoke, home to the first Dual Language Program in Western Massachusetts, will utilize the funds in support of their efforts to expand their program to ensure their vision of a pathway for every student and provide students with the opportunity to earn the Seal of Biliteracy.” Read the entire article here.