This summer program engaged 12 rising juniors of color with structured academic support to enable them to succeed in AP US History. Emphasizing skills in advanced-level reading and note-taking, writing, test-taking and the general content of the AP course, the program prepared students for this challenging college-level course. During the academic year students will be clustered together in a section taught by the summer lead teacher and meet bi-weekly for ongoing support.
For more than 20 years, Newton Schools Foundation provided grants to teachers whose creative and innovative proposals enhanced students’ learning experiences. Through these grants, educators at all levels have developed new curricula, generated innovative teaching methods that have been used throughout the system, expanded their professional skills, and augmented the learning opportunities available to all Newton Public Schools students. Between 1985 and 2009 Newton Schools Foundation awarded more than $2.5 million in grants.