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NSF Kicks off 2016-17 Annual Appeal

NSF Kicks Off 2016-17 Annual Appeal

My name is Lily, and I am student at Newton North. I’m writing to tell you about a really great program that I participated in at school funded by a grant from Newton Schools Foundation, and to ask for your help. Generation Citizen teaches middle and high school students how to participate in our country’s democracy as active citizens. I was lucky to be in the first class in Newton to pilot Generation Citizen at Day Middle School last year.

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Read more on how you can help other students like Lily participate in amazing NSF-funded programs by donating to this year's Annual Appeal.

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Calculus Project Match Yields Nearly $40,000

Thank you to all the participants in our March fundraising challenge to support the Calculus Project. Community contributions combined with matching funds from a generous donor yielded nearly $40,000 for the Newton Public Schools’ ambitious initiative to narrow the achievement gap in mathematics. Since the Calculus Project launch in 2013, 95 students have participated in the program. Learn more

NSF DONATES $140,000 TO NEWTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS

At the October 24, 2016 School Committee Meeting, Newton Schools Foundation presented Dr. David Fleishman, superintendent of the Newton Public Schools, with a check for $140,000. The funds will be used to seed and roll out new curricula and instruction that enhance academic achievement, improve social/emotional wellness, and help close the achievement gap among students in the Newton Public Schools.

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GELF Dinner A Success

The 8th Annual Jennifer Price Global Education Leadership Fund Dinner Raised $58,600

Thanks to all who came to the eighth annual GELF benefit dinner on April 2nd, 2016! Through the generosity of our donors, the night was a huge success, well surpassing its fundraising goal of $50,000 for a grand total of more than $58,600!

NSF Funds New Elementary Music Program

NSF is funding a pilot program in elementary music modeled after El Sistema, established in Venezuela, to introduce low-income children to instrumental music. Read more