At the Newton Public Schools, a record number of low-income and Black and Latinx students are now enrolled—and succeeding—in high level math due to the success of The Calculus Project (TCP). Before it started in 2013, very few of these students were represented in advanced math classes in NPS. Currently, 150 students grades 8-12 are enrolled. Because of its success, NPS wants to increase the number of students in each incoming Calculus Project cohort by 50%.
To do that a few generous donors have agreed to match up to $30,000 for every dollar raised by April 15. The Village Bank generously responded with an annual $15,000 gift. We need to raise another $15,000 by April 15th to take full advantage of the match, that’s $1,000 a day for 15 days
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Newton Schools Foundation advances excellence and equity in the Newton Public Schools by funding promising initiatives, professional development, and programs that close gaps in achievement and opportunity.