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February 2023: Featured Grant


Alison Kerr, a French teacher at Heath and Runkle, applied for and received a Brookline Education Foundation Collaborative Grant in 2022. She was one of 33 educators to attend the ACTFL Conference at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center that took place on November 18-20 of 2022. 29 of the 33 educators in attendance were classroom teachers representative of all eight Brookline K-8 schools and Brookline High School, covering all K-12 grades. Alison applied for the grant because it was a good opportunity for teachers to get to know each other and to work together. It was clear from Alison Kerr’s [...]

February 2023: Featured Grant2023-03-06T11:04:15-05:00

January 2023: Featured Grant


Alison Hansel, Pierce School Math Specialist, traveled to Seoul to study Korean! Earlier this month BEF board members were treated to a presentation by Alison Hansel about her experience of traveling to Seoul, Korea to study the Korean language with help from a BEF grant. Ms. Hansel, a math specialist at the Pierce School in Brookline, began studying Korean during the pandemic lockdown. Like many (if not all) educators, Ms. Hansel felt burnt out and exhausted after going through the subsequent remote and hybrid teaching challenges. She was looking for a means to reconnect with her work and renew her motivation, [...]

January 2023: Featured Grant2023-01-12T11:14:38-05:00

Grant Cycle for FY24 is now open!


The BEF welcomes applications for Teacher and Collaborative Grants until 5 pm Monday, March 6th, 2023. Information and application materials can be found on our website here (for Teacher Grants) or here (for Collaborative Grants). BEF staff and board members, along with representatives from the Office of Teaching and Learning, will be on hand at two upcoming Grant Information Sessions - on Wednesday, January 11th at the Lawrence School and Thursday, January 19th at the Heath School, both from 3:15-4:15pm. If you're an educator in the Public Schools of Brookline with an idea for a grant, please reach out to us [...]

Grant Cycle for FY24 is now open!2023-01-06T12:07:23-05:00

Team Brookline training is underway!


Training has begun for the running of the 2023 Boston Marathon, and this year the BEF is grateful for the support of five members of Team Brookline who will be raising funds with their race to support us! Four of these runners are educators at Brookline Schools, and the fifth one is returning to support us again after running with Team Brookline for the BEF last year! Please visit our Team Brookline page to learn more about each of these fantastic runners, and to support them as they train!

Team Brookline training is underway!2023-01-06T11:58:19-05:00

25th Annual BEF Spelling Bee


The Brookline Education Foundation's annual 5th Grade Spelling Bee was a huge and exciting success resulting in one shocked and exuberant winner and three students tied as first runners-up. 50 fifth graders from throughout the Public Schools of Brookline district gathered in the Brookline High School auditorium on Sunday, November 13th for the traditional spelling bee. Georgiana Green of the Runkle school won by being the only student out of the final round of four to correctly spell her word which was "capricious." The three runners-up were Eliza Mnookin of Ridley, Evelyn Kmeic of Heath and Milonee Mukesh of Lincoln. The [...]

25th Annual BEF Spelling Bee2022-11-22T09:41:07-05:00

2022 Margaret Metzger Fellows Event


We were so moved and proud to hear the 2022 Metzger Fellows read their essays on October 14th at the Lincoln School. This event is always profound and inspiring and this year was no different. Visit our YouTube Channel to watch the event! And click here to learn more about this year's Fellows and Margaret Metzger.

2022 Margaret Metzger Fellows Event2022-10-26T13:49:42-04:00

Visit from Jerry Craft, author of New Kid!


The BEF was so excited to welcome the latest in the Todd Saker Fund series of author visits: Newbery Award-winning author Jerry Craft to Brookline! Jerry visited the Heath School and the Pierce School, where he spoke to hundreds of students and signed books. His visit was wonderful, inspiring, and energizing. Click here to learn more about the BEF's Saker Fund. Thank you!

Visit from Jerry Craft, author of New Kid!2023-01-06T12:01:13-05:00

Idea Lab grant proposals are now being accepted!


Now is the time to apply for an Idea Lab grant, if you are an educator currently employed by the Public Schools of Brookline! If you have a new idea that will bring hands-on, experiential learning to your students, we would like to grant you up to $1,000 to make your idea a reality! Simply fill out the online application, and come to pitch your idea to our committee. Grant applications will be accepted up until November 4, 2022. Last year's innovative Idea Lab grant recipients included a BEEP teacher who introduced fabric arts into her pre-K classroom, a 5th grade [...]

Idea Lab grant proposals are now being accepted!2022-10-21T10:50:20-04:00

Registration Now Open for Team Brookline


  Have you always wanted to run the iconic Boston Marathon? Now's your chance! If you sign up to run the marathon with Team Brookline, you can make your dream a reality, plus raise much-needed funds for the Brookline Education Foundation! Team Brookline will give you structured training, a community of fellow runners, and of course a bib number. Visit the Team Brookline site for more information and to register!

Registration Now Open for Team Brookline2022-09-12T13:15:56-04:00

2022 Margaret Metzger Fellows are hard at work!


This week, the 2022 class of Margaret Metzger Fellows are working together to write their personal essays about the craft of teaching. They represent different schools, subject areas, and grade levels from all across the Public Schools of Brookline, and their combined energies and experiences are sure to contribute to a wonderful, inspirational, and enlightening selection of essays! The BEF is so proud to host these creative and thoughtful educators this week, and we look forward to hosting the public Metzger event on Friday, October 14th, when we will all be invited to learn more about the Fellows and hear them [...]

2022 Margaret Metzger Fellows are hard at work!2022-07-15T11:11:38-04:00
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