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Sidewalk Math

Sidewalk math is designed to engage young children in learning mathematical patterns by walking, hopping, jumping, and skipping through colorful designs on the sidewalk. Sidewalk Math has been collaboratively designed by math educators to build critical numbersense skills in young children, by designers to engage children in kinesthetic learning, and by early childhood educators to ensure caregivers feel confident in practicing counting and patternmaking with children


STEM Sprouts

The STEM Sprouts Teaching Guide and Parent Tip Sheets assist educators in focusing and refining the naturally inquisitive behaviors of three to five-year-olds on science, technology, engineering, and math. It includes general information on how young children explore science topics as well as specific activity suggestions that align with the Massachusetts state guidelines for STEM teaching in early childhood.


Absences Add Up

The Absences Add Up campaign emphasizes to parents the importance of consistent school attendance and the impact absences have on their children’s academic outcomes. The campaign demonstrates that absences add up, and as early as elementary school, students who miss just two days of school per month are more likely to fall behind and less likely to graduate high school.


Better Make Room- Up Next

Better Make Room is about creating a space for all the great things you’ll do next. It’s about staking a claim, forging a path and lighting the way for others just like you. And it’s a lot more fun to get there together. Take the next step: Get a better education, have a better career, imagine a better future and live a better life. You’re about to arrive—and the world Better Make Room. HOW WILL YOU GET THERE? UP NEXT makes it easy. We'll send you simple text messages to get important things done—like applying for school or getting financial aid. Sign up by texting "COLLEGE" to 44044.


JVS Bridges to College Program

Offers adult students NO-COST classes and coaching for college and career preparation. Our General Studies pathway offers English and math classes, as well as two classes from Bunker Hill Community College. Students study any field of interest—Business management, IT, healthcare and more. Our Biotechnology pathway offers math and science classes to prepare students for a certificate program at Quincy College. Graduates work in biotech companies, making injectable medicines. All students receive coaching help with financial aid and college applications, as well as job placement assistance. 23-week cycles begin every January and July.


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