At its 25th Anniversary Celebration held recently in Boston, Breakthrough Greater Boston announced that it will open a new site in Somerville. BTGB, which already has sites in Cambridge and Boston, will partner with the Somerville Public Schools.
Wicked Local: Somerville | May 9, 2017
Brown Daily Herald | April 11, 2017
Residents and educators of all backgrounds gathered to create a future vision for the city’s education system at the All In: Providence Education Moonshot Summit, April 8.
City of Providence | March 22, 2017
Mayor Jorge Elorza announced today that Providence's Summer of Learning initiative will continue with expanded summer learning opportunities for 2017. "In Providence, we're All In for education and that means that we have to take advantage of every opportunity our kids have to learn," said Mayor Jorge Elorza. "This commitment...
Salem News | March 19, 2017
Education is about to get a little more personal in the city’s elementary and middle schools. School leaders are gearing up for City Connects, a student support program that uses local staff and teachers to track individual students’ needs. The program is expected to launch next school year, but it...
Nature Human Behaviour | February 14, 2017
Education reform in the United States has stalled and persistent achievement gaps remain. The challenges of overcoming socioeconomic disadvantages cannot be ignored if we are to develop an education system that will prepare all students to be productive members of the twenty-first century.
East Bay Times | January 27, 2017
In an effort to continue work on former President Barack Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper program, Mayor Libby Schaaf has hired Ricardo Huerta Niño as the city’s first director of collective impact. [My Brother's Keeper] is directed at young men of color, intended to ease their path through school into the...
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston | January 17, 2017
Education reform, which has been vigorously promoted by business and government leaders over the last quarter century, has yielded some progress for America's students, but has failed to achieve the central goals of American public education: excellence and equity. Despite numerous initiatives and deep investments, we face a situation in...
Providence Journal | January 12, 2017
"In the 1960s, people were inspired to achieve the moon landing," Elorza told the crowd at E-Cubed Academy. "Our moonshot today is about public education. It's the right time to engage the entire community to become the highest-performing district in the entire country. It's possible if we bring in every...
Betsy DeVos: A Fierce Advocate for Choice Who Will Face a Fight with Congress and Unions to Push Through ReformTES USA | November 24, 2016
Like Donald Trump, incoming education secretary Betsy DeVos believes school choice will transform America's mediocre public school system, says Harvard professor Paul Reville. But with a lack of evidence to support its effectiveness she may have to find other answers.
Delaware Online | November 4, 2016
We need to acknowledge that schools, as now constituted, are generally not a strong enough intervention to overcome the many disadvantages of poverty. To be sure, some individuals triumph over the odds, but there continues to be a strong correlation between socioeconomic status and educational achievement and attainment. As a...