Education

Student on Chappy Mentors Kids Online

A college student living on Chappaquiddick has co-founded a remote mentorship and activity program for schoolchildren. Payment is optional.

MV Youth Awards Education Scholarships

MVYouth has awarded $760,000 in college and workforce development scholarships to 13 high school seniors and young adults.

With a Growing Need, Boys and Girls Club Looks to the Future

As the census continues to grow, the Boys and Girls Club facility off Robinson Road in Edgartown is no longer adequate to serve the needs.

Public Schools See Steady Increase In Non-English Speaking Students

There are now 327 students in English language learning (ELL) programs in the Island public schools.

A 12-Step Program for Public Education

In John Merrow’s new book, Addicted to Reform: A 12-Step Program to Rescue Public Education, the author describes what he sees as a society hooked on school reform.

Schools Find Success with Eighth Grade Algebra Program

Island educators say a new eighth grade algebra program prepares students for higher level math and brings the Island in line with other schools around the country. About 40 students are participating in the program.

Giving the Gift of Education; Museum Receives Large Grant to Expand Programs

The Martha's Vineyard Museum has received a $500,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant. “Sometimes you ask for the moon, and you get it,” said museum executive director David Nathans.

School Enrollment Continues to Rise

Enrollment is up this year at Island public schools, especially in Oak Bluffs which now sends the largest number of students to both its elementary school and the regional high school among the six Island towns.

First Step Is Big Step on Path of Education

As a conversation unfolds across the country about the value of pre-kindergarten learning and whether it should be incorporated into public school education, similar conversations are quietly taking place here. The idea of universal preschool is expected to be up for discussion this year.

Uneven MCAS Scores for Vineyard Schools

While holding their place across the board for strong academic achievement, Vineyard public schools turned in mixed scores this year on the MCAS exam with some schools showing new areas that need improvement, especially when it comes to improving proficiency among low income, non-English-speaking and special needs students.

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