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Runkle teacher Meghan Walsh explains how a BEF grant helped her student

2021-01-06T12:05:27-05:00

Runkle School Special Education teacher, Meghan Walsh, sent an email to the BEF thanking us for the Collaborative Grant she and her colleagues received. Below is her email and story (shared with permission): Dear Members of the Brookline Education Foundation, I wanted to take the time, once again, to thank you for your extremely generous collaborative grant for the 2020-2021 school year. Because of you, I was able to receive training in the Orton-Gillingham approach.  This past summer, I participated in the Comprehensive Orton-Gillingham training through IMSE- the Institute of Multi-Sensory Education, which improved my understanding of the O-G approach [...]

Runkle teacher Meghan Walsh explains how a BEF grant helped her student2021-01-06T12:05:27-05:00

BEF joins ‘Be More Brookline’

2020-12-11T11:27:32-05:00

Brookline Food Pantry Brookline Community Foundation Brookline Interactive Group Brookline Music School Brookline Teen Center Brookline Library Foundation Brookline Symphony Orchestra Puppet Showplace Theater Brookline High School Innovation Fund Brookline Community Mental Health Center Brookline Arts Center Steps to Success Voices Boston The Brookline Education Foundation is happy to announce its collaboration with other nonprofit organizations in Brookline to create a campaign called Be More Brookline! Be More Brookline is encouraging Brookline residents to support local organizations now, during the holiday season, and always! Support can come in a variety of forms, including volunteering, donations of money [...]

BEF joins ‘Be More Brookline’2020-12-11T11:27:32-05:00

Thank you, Emily!

2020-05-29T15:33:38-04:00

Farewell to Outgoing Board President Emily Dolbear; Welcome to Catherine Burke!  As we draw to a close of this crazy, topsy-turvy school year, the BEF wants to take a moment to thank outgoing Board president Emily Dolbear. Emily has served on the BEF Board since 2013 and has been a valuable member of the Executive Committee from her second year. As a Runkle and then BHS mother of two boys, she was the Vice President of Communications before taking over as Board president. Emily is an extremely thoughtful leader, who seeks out, listens to, and [...]

Thank you, Emily!2020-05-29T15:33:38-04:00

BEF Awards 19 New Idea Lab Grants Throughout the District

2020-01-27T13:51:10-05:00

The BEF Idea Lab grants committee awarded 19 new Idea Lab grants last week. After hearing teachers give their pitches for their hands-on ideas to be carried out in the classroom this year, the committee awarded 19 grants to teachers from many schools in the District, ranging in grades from pre-K through the high school. The committee was excited to see some great, creative ideas from the enthusiastic and motivated applicants. Some examples include a Spanish teacher using improvisation to get her students to feel more comfortable to speak a foreign language, [...]

BEF Awards 19 New Idea Lab Grants Throughout the District2020-01-27T13:51:10-05:00

Saker Author Lesa Cline-Ransome visits Brookline Schools

2019-10-29T11:55:41-04:00

On October 24th and 25th, children's book author, Lesa Cline-Ransome, visited four Brookline School Libraries. The author of award-winning Finding Langston, as well as Game Changers about Venus and Serena Williams, Satchell Paige, and Before She was Harriet gave presentations at Baker, Lincoln, Runkle, and Driscoll. She spoke about her early beginnings, what is involved in writing a children's book, and how she began writing for children, as well as reading from a few of her books. Several of the Brookline schools librarians had seen her speak [...]

Saker Author Lesa Cline-Ransome visits Brookline Schools2019-10-29T11:55:41-04:00
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