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612, 2021

Teacher and Collaborative Grant Application Cycle is now open!

By |December 6th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

All Public Schools of Brookline educators are encouraged to apply for a Teacher or a Collaborative Grant! The deadline for submitting completed applications is March 7, 2022. These grants should cover work to be done either over the summer of 2022 or during the academic year 2022-23. If you're an educator in Brookline, please click here for more details about Teacher Grants and here for more details about Collaborative Grants.

1711, 2021

Congratulations, Fifth Grade Spellers!

By |November 17th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

The annual BEF Fifth Grade Spelling Bee was held on Sunday, November 14, 2021, at Brookline High School. Congratulations to the winner, Kris Barbarin of Heath School, and to the runners-up, Rav Amin of Baker School and Felice Vittolo of Pierce School! The winning word was etymology. The BEF is so grateful to all of the volunteers who made this event possible! Thank you to our pronouncer, Brookline Librarian Caroline [...]

2110, 2021

Congratulations to the 2021 Margaret Metzger Fellows!

By |October 21st, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

The 2021 Margaret Metzger Fellows event was held on Friday evening, October 15, 2021 at the Lincoln School. Click here to watch the event! Congratulations and thanks to all of this year's participants, including John Andrews, English Department Chair at Brookline High School, and the 2021 Fellows:

2009, 2021

Meet Steph Guseh – today’s featured BEF Team Brookline runner!

By |September 20th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Meet today's featured BEF Team Brookline runner - Stephanie Guseh! Here's a note from Steph: Hello! My name is Steph Guseh and I am training for my first ever marathon in support of the Brookline Education Foundation! I have 3 kids - Jamie (7), Nora (5) and Mae (2) who all love Runkle. Jamie is thrilled to be in Mrs. Chen's class in 2nd grade this year and [...]

1709, 2021

Meet Chima Ikonne: today’s Featured BEF Team Brookline Runner!

By |September 17th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

We are so grateful to all six of the Team Brookline runners who are raising funds to support the Brookline Education Foundation. Today we're highlighting Chima! Both a Lawrence parent and a Heath educator, Chima knows firsthand the value of the BEF's support of teachers. Here's a note from Chima: As a late entrant into the world of distance running, I was 40 when I ran my first marathon in [...]

607, 2021

Introducing BEF’s Team Brookline Runners for 2021!

By |July 6th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

The BEF is honored to have six dedicated parents training and running to support public education in Brookline. This will be a historic October in-person running of the 125th Boston Marathon on Monday, October 11, 2021. With this year's runner field limited to just 20,000 runners, we are fortunate to be able to be supported in this way! Meet our runners and help them to meet their [...]

1506, 2021

BEF Honors our School Nurses

By |June 15th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

As we are closing out this school year, a year like no other in our lifetimes, it’s amazing to think about where we started the year and how far we have come. In large part, we owe the fact that we are safely back at school to our amazing school nurses, led [...]

405, 2021

Caverly Winners Announced

By |May 4th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

We are pleased to announce this year's Caverly Award winners for excellence in teaching! Watch Celebrating Teachers Francesca Stark Driscoll School Fifth-Grade Betsy Davis Brookline High School World Language After a hiatus last year, we are so pleased to announce the 2021 Caverly Award winners this year. Since 1984, the Ernest R. Caverly Award has been presented to [...]

2503, 2021

2021 Margaret Metzger Fellowships Announced

By |March 25th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

The Brookline Education Foundation and the Metzger Committee are pleased to announce the educators selected for the 2021 Margaret Metzger Fellowships: Susan Balogh, Baker School, 7th Grade, Social Studies; Zac Broken Rope, Brookline High School, SWS, English; Alisa Conner, Brookline High School, Spanish; Will Gordon, Lawrence School, Paraprofessional; Colleen Kavanagh, Runkle School, 5th Grade; Wan Wang, Driscoll School, Mandarin; [...]

103, 2021

BEF Launches Educational Equity Speaker Series

By |March 1st, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

The BEF is pleased to announce it is launching a new free webinar speaker series entitled Equity in Education. Over the course of the next few months, we will examine equity, in its various forms, in the public schools of Brookline through the lens of teachers who have received BEF grants to do this important work. Our first webinar was held on February 25th and highlighted SEED (Seeking Educational [...]

601, 2021

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

By |January 6th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 [...]

912, 2020

BEF joins ‘Be More Brookline’

By |December 9th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

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! [...]

2411, 2020

BEF Establishes the David E. Pradell Award

By |November 24th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

The BEF is pleased to announce a new annual award for middle-school teachers in memory of David E. Pradell, a beloved teacher at Lawrence and Driscoll Schools for over 30 years. This monetary award will be presented each year to one middle-school Teacher Grant recipient whose work will stimulate students' imagination and curiosity; help students develop self-assurance and self-esteem; encourage student collaboration and/or instill an abiding sense of [...]

608, 2020

Robust Remote Learning

By |August 6th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

The BEF allocated $100,000 to support Brookline's teachers in building a robust remote learning model for the Fall. In March, the school year was turned on its head as we all faced the first 100 days of a worldwide pandemic. Given the need to pivot all learning to a new, uncharted, remote environment, it's no wonder that our teachers, students and school community struggled. While online teaching [...]

2905, 2020

Thank you, Emily!

By |May 29th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 [...]

405, 2020

The BEF in the Age of COVID-19

By |May 4th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

During this time of challenges, the work here at the Brookline Education Foundation (BEF) continues — albeit remotely. In mid-April, our Board committees awarded 32 grants, totaling more than $200,000, to Brookline teachers. We have also responded directly to the COVID-19 crisis by funding a special Districtwide Grant to immediately train teachers in remote learning and online curriculum development instruction. Although we had to cancel our Trivia Bee fundraising [...]

512, 2019

BEF Awards 19 New Idea Lab Grants Throughout the District

By |December 5th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 [...]

1010, 2019

Margaret Metzger Fellowship Event

By |October 10th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

On Friday, October 4th, over 200 people joined us for the 2019 Margaret Metzger Fellowship Event where our 6 Fellows read their essays to a packed house! While the essays were varied reflections on teaching and working with students; all were extremely touching. We are so lucky to have [...]

110, 2019

BEF Gift to Brookline Schools

By |October 1st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Last year, the Brookline Education Foundation gave "A Gift of Music" to the Performing Arts Department of the Public Schools of Brookline, under the leadership of K-12 Curriculum Coordinator Kenny Kozol. This gift was funded through the 35th Anniversary Gala of 2016. After an application and evaluation process, the BEF funded this musical project, recognizing that the Performing Arts department is an important and valuable part of [...]

1709, 2019

Saker Author Lesa Cline-Ransome visits Brookline Schools

By |September 17th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 [...]

1603, 2016

Run the Boston Marathon with Team Brookline

By |March 16th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Have you always wanted to run the Boston Marathon? Team Brookline is a great way to get an official bib number the historic Boston Marathon and raise money for a great cause all at the same time. Team Brookline is a group of local non-profit organizations that receive official bib numbers in order to help them fundraise.  The Brookline Education Foundation is lucky enough to be one of these [...]






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