ERIC Number: ED366690
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
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Venture Capital for Educators II. The Boston Plan for Excellence in the Public Schools, 1993.
Cilley, Pamela, Ed.; Gibbons, Charles H., Jr., Ed.
The Boston Plan for Excellence in the Public Schools is a partnership among teachers, students, parents, administrators, and business leaders with the common purpose of restoring the Boston Public School System to its former position as a national leader in education. This publication examines the programs and activities, school by school, that were funded by The Boston Plan for Excellence during academic year 1992-1993. The programs provide students with academic, financial, and personal support. Several specific programs are highlighted. In kindergarten through third grade, the Support for Early Educational Development (SEED) Program, created in 1987, is designed to foster excitement about learning and the value of education. During the middle school years, the Hancock Endowment for Academics, Recreation, and Teaching (HEART) program provides grants for academics and innovative projects which enhance the academic curriculum, provide student leadership opportunities, and encourage staff development and parent involvement. Project Action enables high school students to become grantmakers in their own communities. Finally, the Access Program helps high school seniors find the money to pay for college as well as last minute scholarship financing that attempts to make up the difference between the actual cost of college and what a student has been able to raise from other sources of financial aid. (GLR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
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Identifiers: Boston Public Schools MA