Dejon French and Manuela Medina, two students at the John Winthrop Elementary School in Dorchester, have major league talent when it comes to writing. The two classmates’ winning essays earned them $10,000 college scholarships from the Red Sox Foundation and a special visit to Fenway Park.
Take a look at what students from the Winthrop and Russell elementary schools were up to when they visited Boston College as part of Science Across the City Day, a featured annual event of the Step UP initiative. View the video at http://bit.ly/9wT8aj
Read the June Step UPdate newsletter addressing student engagement and service learning here
Read about the exciting Science Across the City events hosted by Step UP on May 3rd here.
An excerpt of this interview appeared in the April issue of the Step Update. The following is the full article.
Coralie Kelly is leadership coach at the Trotter School in Dorchester, she supports Principal Mairead Nolan and Assistant Principal Romaine MIlls-Teque.
Q: Coralie, how has your...
BOSTON — The new headmaster of The English High School had big plans for an academic turnaround. He also wanted to brighten the place up. So he invited the public muralist for the city of Boston — and got more than he expected.
People who have never been to English High think of it...
On March 4, 2010, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) released its list of “Level 4” Schools, which are schools that have been designated by the state as significantly underperforming over several years. Twelve Boston Public Schools are among the...
The John Winthrop Elementary School and the Nelson Chair Community Roundtable at Boston College’s Lynch School of Education will host a Community Partners Dinner on Tuesday, March 16, at 6 p.m. at the Dorchester school.
The dinner will recognize partners who have helped the Winthrop integrate...
The Step UPdate is a bi-monthly newsletter expanding communication within the Step UP community. Read the latest edition of the Step UPdate here.
As dusk fell one evening last May, Alex DoSouto was walking alone down a grim Dorchester street, headed toward home, which meant headed toward trouble.
Then he heard a sound he knew only too well.
From a passing car, two assailants with semiautomatic weapons opened fire. One round ripped into...