Tag: Education

  • Research: Tougher Tests Don’t Improve Teaching Quality

    Research: Tougher Tests Don’t Improve Teaching Quality

    New research seems to suggest what many Bay State educators have been saying for a while: the time spent preparing students for testing can degrade the overall quality of teaching. A new study, conducted on two unidentified Massachusetts school districts, found that when tougher tests were used in districts that already had higher quality teaching, […]

  • Teachers out in force to protest Betsy DeVos at Harvard

    When Education Secretary Betsy Devos came to the Kennedy School of Government last week, she faced protesters outside the school as well as inside. The crowd outside included members of the Massachusetts Education Justice Alliance, a coalition of teachers, parents, students, and civil rights groups. They were out front with signs and amplifiers making it […]

  • Educating Homeless Children: Roxbury program gets high marks

    Nakia Hill Spare Change News Rachel Strauss, Infant Toddler Teacher, is dealing with preventing her students from biting and scratching, while Carolin Marinez, Toddler Teacher, is reinforcing positive Super Hero behaviors to her students. But what both teachers at Horizons For Homeless Children have in common is they are both extremely proud of the National […]

  • Rosie's Place

    Rosie’s Place offers the following services to poor and homeless women: daily lunch and dinner; the use of showers, lockers, phones, and computers; referrals to services such as mental health treatment, substance abuse treatment, and primary and mental health care; and job placement. Rosie’s also offers guests an opportunity to participate in the Women’s Craft […]

  • Project Place: Betty's Place & Gate House

    Project Place’s program sponsors two facilities: Gate House, a transitional living program facilitating a sober, supportive community of formerly homeless individuals in 14 studio apartments, and Betty’s Place, a transitional shelter for up to 15 clean and sober women. Both facilities offer wraparound services to address barriers in finding and obtaining employment and housing. These […]

  • New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans

    The New England Center for Homeless Veterans serves homeless men and women veterans who are addressing issues of addiction, PTSD, mental illness, and/or unemployment. The Center provides temporary housing as well as a Model Apartment Program, which offers the skills and training needed to obtain and maintain permanent housing in the community. It also offers […]

  • Saint Francis House

    Saint Francis House is a comprehensive day shelter with basic and emergency services, rehabilitative programs, job skills training, and transitional housing for poor and homeless men and women.