Monday, October 30, 2006

Sarah Greenwood is a "school on the move"

EdVestors has awarded the first Thomas W. Payzant "School on the Move" Prize to the Sarah Greenwood K-8 School in Dorchester. The $100,000 prize, named in honor of the former BPS Superintendent who retired in June, recognizes the most improved school in the district. Greenwood Principal Isabel Mendez accepted the award at a recent gala in the Boston Public Library. The prize selection committee cited the two-way Spanish/English bilingual school's progress over the past four years, accelerating student performance at a rate that was three times faster than the district average in English Language Arts and two times faster than the district average in Math compared to other elementary and middle schools. Two other finalists, Boston Community Leadership Academy in Brighton and the Dennis C. Haley Elementary School in Roslindale, each earned $10,000.

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