The American Heart Association (AHA) today recognized the Boston Public Schools (BPS) for its implementing “Hands-Only CPR” curriculum for the district’s nearly 17,000 high school students during an event at Madison Park Technical Vocational High School where a physical-education class received a 30-minute training session in the lifesaving skills.
Boston Public Schools (BPS) and the City of Boston have launched a competitive process for community partners to provide programming for city youth in the 5th Quarter summer learning initiative, a nationally-recognized, research-based effort to re-envision traditional summer education for city youth.
EdVestors, a school improvement organization in Boston, awarded its $100,000 Thomas W. Payzant School on the Move Prize to the Mildred Avenue K-8 School in Mattapan for its tremendous achievement in improved school performance. Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Superintendent Tommy Chang revealed the winner at a ceremony this morning. Fellow finalist schools, the Patrick J. Kennedy Elementary School and the Donald McKay K-8 School, both in East Boston, each received $10,000 prizes.
Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Boston Public Schools (BPS) Superintendent Tommy Chang today joined students and families of the James P. Timilty Middle School in Roxbury to launch the Verizon Innovative Learning Program, a partnership that is equipping 1,100 students and teachers at three district middle schools with iPads as part of a program aimed at integrating technology-based learning into classrooms.
As the birthplace of public education in this nation, the Boston Public Schools is committed to transforming the lives of all children through exemplary teaching in a world-class system of innovative and welcoming schools. We partner with the community, families and students to develop within every learner the knowledge, skill, and character to excel in college, career, and life.