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Based on my discussions around exam schools during last year’s municipal elections, I agree the politics surrounding this are fraught.
All we can do is help speak to folks who have benefitted from this system, and hope they come to understand why it is problematic.
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Students and staff at Cathedral High joined the nationwide celebration of #CatholicSchoolsWeek, engaging in community service, teacher and student appreciation, a motivational talk, and culminating in the celebration of Mass.
👆🔗 Read more about our celebration of Catholic Schools Week at the link in our bio.
But is substituting a different test the answer?
Prof. Wayne Au at @RethinkSchools reminds us that standardized tests historically correlate most strongly with family income, access to resources, and the education level of parents.
The @BostonSchools budget includes funding for 64 additional teaching positions, including arts, music and physical education; 94 additional paraprofessional positions to facilitate the expansion of inclusion... classrooms https://www.baystatebanner.com/2020/02/19/bps-officials-detail-new-funds-parents-list-cuts/#.Xk7zRQyD2iA.twitter … @bpsnews
Exam School admissions reform is unpopular among *some* voters—but majority of current city council was elected publicly supporting change. Ones who said NO on BCEE survey def draw whiter, more affluent base—but they & that position=minority POV. #bospoli https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5c8d24d92727be5daf7bdfc7/t/5d745e336d7e84225d80a226/1567907379598/Questionnaire+Snapshot+E4.pdf …
I just found out I have my first ever grown-up snow day tomorrow and I’m celebrating by posting cheese board pics for y’all 😅💛🧀🤗❄️
Fav part: these cheddar sourdough twists from @traderjoes are fabbbbb and I want you all to try them 💜
Last week, students dressed up for International Day as a part of our celebration of Catholic Schools Week! It was a great opportunity for students to embrace their cultural heritage, and for Cathedral to celebrate our diverse community! Comment an emoji of your flag down below👇
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Test scores were used to argue that "Children of [the latter] group should be segregated in special classes and be given instruction that is practical.”
Standardized test scores were used to justify educational tracking for kids of color, immigrants, and the poor.
Thank you @Verrill_Law for participating in the BBA Summer Jobs Program this summer! This program provides local teens from @BostonSchools with summer employment and valuable professional development experience in the legal profession. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2SFATVS pic.twitter.com/sTqUgaK5kj
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This is Father Angelo Bongiorno. He was one of the two founding Salesian priests of Don Bosco Technical High School that was located just around the corner from Chinatown and The Combat Zone. This photo was taken in 1982 by a fellow DBTHS alumnus, John O’Toole, a native of Dorchester.
Fr. Angelo was a powerhouse. Here he is showing his class how he could stretch the spring band across his chest multiple times with little effort. (He did this for my class in the late 80s as well) Even the strongest and most athletic kids struggled doing this just once.
He was an always-smiling and short little man whose intellect, drive and dedication to the kids of our school and the Salesian way matched his brute strength. He did have a very monotone voice though, and it was a bit challenging to stay awake during class! 😉 😂
I wanted to share this because this happened in Boston and Father Angelo was part of thousands of young adults’ lives in Boston, and amidst the scandals that have rocked the school and all things Catholic, it’s important for me to acknowledge the people who TRULY made a difference in Boston. From this perspective, Fr. Angelo is a rockstar.
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Cathedral welcomed students from Saint Patrick School (@StPatrickSchoolRox) for a visit last week. We look forward to seeing some familiar faces from our partner schools in the 7th grade next year!⠀
👉To learn more about the Catholic Urban Partnership, check out the link in our bio.
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“Standardized tests were used as weapons against communities of color, immigrants, and the poor. Because they were presumed to be objective, results were used to “prove” that whites, rich, and U.S.-born were biologically more intelligent than non-whites, the poor, and immigrants.
Additional support positions in the BPS budget include 47 social workers, 42 instructional facilitators and 37 family liaisons — positions for which @BostonSchools parents and teachers have advocated in recent years. https://www.baystatebanner.com/2020/02/19/bps-officials-detail-new-funds-parents-list-cuts/#.Xk7y0yJcO84.twitter …
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Just playing around with some food science on #nationalpizzaday ! 🍕🍕🍕
Seeing how a couple simple ingredients can transform regular pizza dough into pretzel pizza dough! 🍕🍕🍕
I suspect she's walking a fine line b/w keeping Mayor & status quo feeling comfy with this "better exam" & proposing the real change we all know in our hearts it's past time for
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Prof. Au argues that any high-stakes assessment must take into account who has been harmed by these practices, and the responsibility to make things right.
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RT @BostonSchools: The @RedSoxFund is providing FREE admission to Beacon Hill’s Museum of African American History, through 2/22. A great opportunity for @BostonSchools students to celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth during vacation week! http://maah.org pic.twitter.com/bHoSSInASA
Exactly Travis. I think we all know what's going on here. I have to believe that Dr C is caught b/w a rock and a hard place. She's made it known that she dislikes standardized testing as a single measurement for anything
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Cathedral ensures all students reach their potential with a rigorous and relevant STEAM-based curriculum and applied learning model. We are proud to announce the students who have earned academic honors for the 1st quarter.
See the full list at the link in our bio. 🔗👆
Looking for free, fun family activities during February break? I encourage @BostonSchools students and their families to join @BostonParkDepartment for the Children’s Winter Festival today on the #BostonCommon.https://twitter.com/BostonParksDept/status/1230480456811982851 …
“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.” -MLK
Martin Luther King Jr. was fatally shot at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968.
The civil rights movement was in full force across the US. Throughout the 1960s civil rights groups in Boston began applying to the Boston school committee for equal funding and resources. Letters from Paul Parks and on two occasions student strikes were used to put pressure on the all white Boston School Committee lead by Louise Day Hicks.
Hicks who ran on the slogan “You know where I stand.” Refused to acknowledge the alleged segregation of Boston public schools. She consistently disobeyed orders from the state Board of Education, first to develop a plan for de-desegregation and then to support its implementation.
In 1972 the NAACP filed a class action lawsuit against the Boston school committee that would result in Judge Garrity’s decision to implement forced busing in Boston public schools in 1974.
What followed was a social explosion of violence, racism and civil unrest.
If I can ask you to do one thing it would be to listen to the ODB Podcast episode #8 with Steve Cohen for a full scope social, political and legal context for the local and national events of Boston’s civil rights battle.
I believed @BCassellius when she spoke frankly on the perils of tracking and testing.
I hope that those of us in the @BostonSchools community will push for and support more wholistic measures of assessments in the district, and equitable opportunities for our students.
Wonder how many school teachers are smirking over the notion that working hard at one’s job justifies the compensation one receives. I recall the six month period when @BostonSchools wasn’t able to issue paychecks to teachers in my robotics program - but we all kept teaching.
Surely this moment to reflect on our current exam school admissions tests is worthy of the same interrogation.
Yes, the ISEE was a bad test that didn’t align with state curriculum. Yes, it advantaged white and privileged families who could afford prep classes.
🎉 A new private elementary school is joining the community landscape! The Croft School will open with K1 & K2 🍎 classrooms for our youngest neighbors, eventually expanding through Grade 6. The school emphasizes student-centeredness, a holistic curriculum, & a small, relationship-driven environment. 🗣️ The application deadline is 2/28. Learn more @TheCroftSchool or on their website- 🔗link in bio. We look forward to welcoming this dynamic school to the neighborhood for the 2020-2021 academic year! ✨
Congratulations to Kiara Ansley-Hinds ’20 and Tseday Robinson ’20, who were awarded full-tuition scholarships from @PosseFoundation covering all four years of college—for Kiara at @DenisonU and Tseday at @BucknellU. 🎓🎉
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Out here at Madison Park High School for the @AthleticsBPS girls’ championship.
We’ve got No. 20 @NMHS_TITANS (15-4) vs. 2x reigning @BostonSchools champ @fenwayhs (12-7).
Teams split regular season meetings. Will certainly be competitive. Updates @GlobeSchoolspic.twitter.com/wbjZRDCLHD
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Dates throughout Feb (2/18, 2/19, 2/25)! #Teacherrecruitment Workshop + live QA to discuss how to build sustainable teacher pipelines. For #schoolleaders, #recruiters, and #hiringmanagers. Free RSVP via our bio.
The Treehouse School has a second branch!!! Couldn’t be prouder of this client...the brilliant, kind and hardworking owner, (who happens to be my sister!!😉) FALL enrollment is officially open!!! @treehouseschoolma .