Academics

GPA/YMCA After School program selected as statewide model

Posted by on Nov 21, 2012 in Academics, Community, Extended Learning, Family Engagement, News, Partners | 0 comments

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has named the Gardner Pilot Academy/YMCA After School Program a 21st Century Community Learning Center demonstration site.   GPA is one of only three schools in Boston and only 13 statewide to be chosen as a demonstration site. The distinction was earned after five years of successful work as a promising practice site and three years as an exemplary practice site for innovative after school programming. As a result, GPA has earned federal funds to help support the after school program, and the school will serve as a model...

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GPA teacher Liz Byron to run 155-mile “ultra-marathon” for student laptops

Posted by on Sep 29, 2012 in Academics, Events, Featured, News | 0 comments

GPA teacher Liz Byron to run 155-mile “ultra-marathon” for student laptops

Sixth grade special education teacher will run the equivalent of six marathons through the Sahara Desert to raise $50,000 for GPA classroom technology.

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Stand for Children names Susan Fulginiti-Schmidt one of “Our Heroes”

Posted by on Sep 26, 2012 in Academics, Community, News, Partners | 0 comments

Stand for Children names Susan Fulginiti-Schmidt one of “Our Heroes”

Susan Fulginiti-Schmidt was one of only five Massachusetts teachers recently named one of “Our Heroes” by Stand for Children. The organization honored Ms. Schmidt for her work on behalf of students with and without disabilities in GPA inclusion classrooms. Congratulations!            

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Families and staff enjoy learning mathematics at HASI Math Night

Posted by on Apr 12, 2012 in Academics, Community, Events, Family Engagement, Featured, News, Partners | 0 comments

Families and staff enjoy learning mathematics at HASI Math Night

The Harvard Achievement Support Initiative (HASI) introduced GPA students, parents, and staff to new math games and resources.

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Harvard Allston Partnership Fund continues to support GPA

Posted by on Mar 6, 2012 in Academics, Community, Events, Extended Learning, Featured, News, Partners | 0 comments

Harvard Allston Partnership Fund continues to support GPA

GPA is featured on boston.com as one of nine local recipients of funding from Harvard University.

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Lauren Fogarty participates in community schools panel

Posted by on Mar 2, 2012 in Academics, Community, Events, Extended Learning, News, Partners | 0 comments

Lauren Fogarty, Director of Extended Learning Time, represented GPA as a panelist at an event in Washington DC about community schools, sponsored by the Center for American Progress. The presentation and panel discussion centered on a recent report that highlighted GPA and 13 other successful community schools across the country. Watch a video of the...

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