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From the Executive Director

Read to Succeed: Great Strides & Challenges Ahead

The first year of implementing our three-year Read to Succeed strategic plan is about to end. We are so pleased to report the progress we have made. Read to Succeed is focused on four key priorities, towards which we have made great strides. Strategic Priority 1: Redesign literacy pro
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Announcing the Attendance Initiative

In the coming months, we hope to partner with schools on a new initiative  to battle chronic absenteeism. In Boston, a child missing school for 18 days or more is chronically absent.  For every day a child misses school, they are missing out on fundamental learning. Research shows tha
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Michal in Haifa Kindergarten

I recently had the privilege to travel to Israel through the Boston-Haifa Learning Exchange, sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston.  Several other non-profit leaders also made the trip and we spent 8 days together exploring some of the  complex layers o
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School Reform in Boston Long Overdue

Dr. Carol Johnson is taking very bold, dramatic action to turn around under-performing schools in Boston.   She has spent two years listening, observing, meeting with parents, teachers, community groups, business leaders, and students.  She has been thoughtful, careful, strategic.   A
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Generations Incorporated is the 2010 Social Innovator in Healthy Aging

In January, the Social Innovation Forum selected us as the 2010 Innovator in Healthy Aging.  This is an incredible honor for us, as well as a huge opportunity. This award couldn’t come at a better time.  There is tremendous anticipation, excitement, and change in the air in public sch
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