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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…

Clark and city schools partner to lead $1.1M project for excellence in science/math teaching

Clark University has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) totaling $1.1 million to support an extensive new project to further teaching excellence in science and math. The Clark Science-Math Teaching and Education Partnership (C-STEP) project, led by Clark University in partnership with the Worcester Public Schools, integrates the expertise of the…

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…

Noted author issues withering assessment of education reform

Noted education author and historian Diane Ravitch tugged on “Superman’s” cape, and declared the public education system under siege during a compelling presentation that drew a standing ovation from a packed house at Tilton Hall on Dec. 1. Ravitch delivered the inaugural Dr. Lee Gurel ’48 Lecture, jointly sponsored by the Mosakowski Institute for Public…

Prominent education historian to deliver lecture at Clark, Dec. 1

One of the nation’s pre-eminent critics of high stakes testing, historian and author Diane Ravitch, will deliver the inaugural Dr. Lee Gurel ’48 Lecture at Clark University, “How Testing and Choice are Undermining Education,” at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, in Tilton Hall at the Higgins University Center.  Ravitch will talk about where the movement…

$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…