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ERIC Number: EJ1162737
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1553-541X
GreenTalks at Boston Green Academy: Student Reflections on Performance Assessment
Kuriacose, Christina
Voices in Urban Education, n47 2017
In spring 2017, for the third year running, 10th graders at Boston Green Academy (BGA) presented GreenTalks, a showcase of research on food justice issues. The day Christina Kuriacose visited the school, students were presenting the PowerPoints they had put together. All of them included a map plotting out the proximity of their neighborhood or BGA to grocery stores, bodegas, and fast food restaurants. This mapping was meant to show where there is limited access to healthy food in the areas most students were living in. Almost all the presenters commented on the lack of proximity to grocery stores, where it is easiest to get fresh produce. The presentations additionally included the data from student-conducted surveys. In this brief article Kuriacose highlights some of the calls to action at the end of the presentations and her discussions with the presenters about the process of moving through this performance assessment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts (Boston)
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