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Column: An afternoon with Citizen Schools

Cheyenne Hidden Connecting with students through Citizen Schools’ apprenticeships is a reciprocal experience, a way for mentors to teach while also learning at the same time. Citizen Schools was founded in 1995 in Boston and has been expanding ever since then. At Collins Middle School in Salem, the program is coming to the end of…

Be the Change you Wish to See

By Malcolm Davis It was nearing the end of school and a former Teaching Fellow was wrapping up a writing segment on mentors. She spent more than a month working with her sixth grade students, explaining what a mentor was and challenging her students to choose one wisely. Students came in small groups to the…

Eye On Education: Students Learn Lessons At Google Via Citizen Schools Program

BOSTON (CBS) — Robots made of Legos, the math behind magic, and other classes are being offered to local middle schoolers learning fromtechnology powerhouse Google at their Cambridge headquarters. “I like the class,” one Charlestown sixth grader told WBZ-TV. Google is one of several companies that has teamed up with the Boston-based non-profit group Citizen…

5 for Good: Man, machine bring imagination to life for Boston students

Watch the report BOSTON —A man and his machine are bringing imagination to life for lucky Boston middle schoolers. Chris Haid is the COO of New Valence Robotics or NVBOTS. His company, based in the Seaport District of Boston, offers 3-D printing solutions. He’s offering a whole lot more than that to some Dorchester middle school…

Bulldogs For a Day

Most students would be thrilled at the prospect of a day off from school, but a group of Boston-area 8th graders was even more excited to spend that mini-vacation learning in class. Instead of reading, writing, and ‘rithmetic at their respective schools, 40 students from Orchard Gardens K-8 School, Dever-McCormack School, and Edwards Middle School…