Tag Archive for success

Ebony Oshunrinde

tellmewhere2start: Amazing 16-Year-Old Girl Created a Beat for Jay-Z’s New Album Canadian teen Ebony Oshunrinde, who aptly goes by the moniker WondaGirl in the studio, has just finished the 11th grade. She’s also just been credited as a producer on “Crown,” a track on Jay-Z’s new album “Magna Carta Holy Grail.” Her story is insanely inspiring and…

Start a Coding Club For Girls

More girl coders!  Yeah!  If we knew more, we’d hire them for sure.  So we applaud Girls Who Code and similar organizations.  This is an amazing initiative and one that deserves all of our support.


From Good: Girls Who Code is on a mission to achieve gender parity in computer science by “educating, inspiring and equipping young women with the skills and resources to pursue academic and career opportunities in computing fields.” Help them achieve this goal by starting a Girls Who Code club at your local school or community center.

Edwards Middle School in Charlestown

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Happy Monday!  We’ll start you off with an excellent Edudemic video which takes an in-depth look at a middle school just a few miles away from our office at MIT.  Edwards Middle School in Charlestown has had tremendous success with their extended school day, and this video will show you why.


Implementing Expanded Learning Time: Six Factors for Success

Amrita Sahni, director of instruction at Edwards Middle School in Boston, writes that lengthening the school day was “one of the best things we could have done to help reform our school model and improve student outcomes.” The schedule — three extra hours of school time four days a week, and half-days on Fridays — led to improved academic achievement and engagement. She also lists several tips to make expanded learning time successful, including getting buy-in from students, unions and educators.