Tag Archive for urban education

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…

$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,…

Governor visits University Park Campus School; praises model

Dignitaries experience ‘magic’ of Clark and city school partnership WORCESTER, MA—Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, along with a host of officials and media, visited the University Park Campus School on Tuesday, Jan. 12. The visit included a tour and press conference to address statewide school reform legislation and highlight the UPCS model of excellence. The Governor…

$500,000 gift intensifies Clark focus on urban education

Clark alumnus and former Worcester resident Lee Gurel, Ph.D., of Alexandria, Va., has given $500,000 to the University to establish the Endowed Education Fund, aiming to help “share the secret” of Clark’s model of effective urban education. The gift provides for a permanent endowment designed to help close the gap between research and practice, promising…