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Boston Partners Award

Posted by on Jan 4, 2017 in Events, News, Partners | 0 comments

Boston Partners Award

Boston Partners Award: On May 24th 2016, GPA received the Pamela L. Trefler School Partner Award from Boston Partners in Education at their annual Academic Mentor Party (AMP). “The school that receives the Pamela Trefler School Partner Award goes the extra mile to make the volunteers and programs welcome and successful additions to the school and the entire school community works together to recognize and support the volunteers in their school. The school that  receives this award  incorporates the volunteers into the school culture...

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Podcast Garage

Posted by on Nov 30, 2016 in Community, Events, News | 0 comments

Podcast Garage

A special thank you to our partner, the PRX Podcast Garage which is a community recording studio and educational hub dedicated to the craft of audio storytelling. Our 6th grade students, led by our wonderful teacher Randyl Wilkerson, went to the Podcast Garage to record their personal narratives. Students had an amazing time using the equipment and recording their stories!  To read more about the Podcast experience please visit http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2016/12/using-podcasts-to-capture-stories/

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Power Scholars Success!

Posted by on Nov 30, 2016 in Community, Extended Learning, Family Engagement, Featured, News, Partners | 0 comments

Power Scholars Success!

✎PROGRAM GOALS BELL, YMCA of  Greater Boston, and the Boston Public Schools worked together to eliminate the summer opportunity gap, accelerate students’ academic achievement, and close the achievement gap. Students were called “scholars” to demonstrate high expectations and were encouraged to “Be Extraordinary,” the program’s motto. Program goals included:  Increase scholars’ literacy and math skills and help them avoid summer learning loss.  Strengthen scholars’ self-confidence, social/emotional development, and...

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5th Annual Put Your Hands Up Celebration

Posted by on May 3, 2016 in Events, News | 1 comment

5th Annual Put Your Hands Up Celebration

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Secretary of Education John King Visits GPA

Posted by on May 3, 2016 in Community, Events, Featured, News | 0 comments

Secretary of Education John King Visits GPA

After giving a lunchtime keynote address at the Education Writers Association conference today, U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. headed to Gardner Pilot Academy to speak with a group of Boston public school educators about diversity in the teaching force. Across the country, nonwhite students now outnumber whites, and yet the teaching force remains predominantly white and female. Black male teachers are the most underrepresented group. King asked the half-dozen teachers for suggestions on how to improve the school experience for...

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Golden Hand Assembly-Grade 2 hosting on March 8th at 8:30Am

Posted by on Mar 3, 2016 in Events, News | 0 comments

Golden Hand Assembly-Grade 2 hosting on March 8th at 8:30Am

We hope our second grade parents will join us on March 8th at 8:30 AM for our GOLDEN HAND ASSEMBLY where the second grade students will highlight their learning for the school.

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