Tag Archive for education reform

Claremont Academy awarded state Innovation Schools Fellowship

In partnership with Clark University, city high school will focus on college readiness Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick presented an Innovation Schools Fellowship grant to the Claremont Academy, a high school at 15 Claremont Street in Worcester, on May 9. Principal Ricci Hall (’97, M.A.Ed. ’98) led Patrick, Secretary of Education Matthew Malone, and several education…

Activist Carolyn Mugar to speak at Clark commencement, May 19

Clark University will hold its 109th Commencement on Sunday, May 19, on the Jefferson Academic Center Green, rain or shine. The procession from the Kneller Athletic Center begins at 1:15 p.m.; the ceremony starts at 1:30 p.m. The commencement speaker will be Carolyn Mugar, executive director of Farm Aid, an organization that keeps family farmers…

NSF awards Clark University $200K for innovative ‘Next-Gen’ science teaching exemplar

“You can’t teach what you can’t even imagine,” says Clark University Professor of Education Sarah Michaels, who is helping to develop a much-needed and innovative teacher learning resource for K-12 science education called the Next Generation Science Exemplar. The Next Generation Science Exemplar is an innovative, web-based platform designed to help teachers better understand and…

$456K United Way planning grant holds promise for Main South

United Way of Central Massachusetts, in partnership with Clark University, the Worcester Educational Collaborative, Main South Community Development Corporation, Worcester Public Schools and the Office of City of Worcester Mayor Joseph O’Brien, is the recipient of a Promise Neighborhoods Planning Grant recently awarded by the U.S. Department of Education.  “This is so much more than…

$14.2M gift endows Adam Education Fund at Clark

Clark University President John Bassett today (April 29) announced the establishment of the Ruth and John Adam Education Fund, a gift of more than $14.2 million made to enhance Clark’s nationally recognized model for urban secondary education and reform, teacher-training  and community education partnerships. The fund, resulting from the largest single gift in Clark history,…