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NMEF Grants Recognize Efforts to put students at the center of learning

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Thirteen schools and organizations have been selected as recipients of the Nellie Mae Education Foundation’s Opportunity Fund awards. The awards recognize the work of organizations and schools across New England that promote student-centered learning and test or expand upon any one of the Foundation’s strategic change components: model development, policy change, and public understanding and demand. The schools and organizations have each received grants of up to $75,000 for a period of up to three years.

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RUBY IRISH JOINS THE NELLIE MAE EDUCATION FOUNDATION

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

The Nellie Mae Education Foundation (NMEF) has hired Ruby Irish as the Administrative Assistant to the Vice President for Programs.  NMEF is the largest philanthropy in New England devoted exclusively to education.

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New report calls for integrating 21st century skills in MA school curriculum

Thursday, October 07, 2010

At an event this morning, the Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy released a new report that is the first to capture school and district leaders’ views on the hotly debated topic of so-called, “21st century skills”. These are skills such as critical thinking, communication, technology literacy, collaboration, and creativity, which many argue are necessary for success in the 21st century. (A complete list of the skills appears on page 10 of the report).

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