Three Innovation Schools in Boston Receive Financial Boost

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Friday, August 10, 2012

Three Innovation Schools in Boston were among 20 state-wide that were awarded grants to help the schools better serve their student populations and invest in new educational tools.

Innovation Schools, which are part of Governor Deval Patrick’s Achievement Gap Act of 2010, include Boston Public Schools that have greater flexibility in designing their curriculum, hours, and teaching methods.

The new funding comes from two sources, federal funds from the Race to the Top program and from the Next Generation Learning Models grants, which is paid for by the Gates Foundation.

Roxbury’s Madison Park High School was awarded $40,000 from the Race to the Top funding and the North End’s Eliot K-8 Innovation School and Jamaica Plain’s Margarita Muñiz Academy were each awarded $30,000 from the Next Generation Learning Models grant.

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