Kaleidoscope Collective for Learning

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Cohort 2 was launched in Spring 2021 as a partnership with 15 schools in the Boston Public School district, located in East Boston, the North End, and Charlestown. Cohort 2 will collaborate with Kaleidoscope in a 3-year project to engage in Deeper Learning as well as provide critical feedback on Kaleidoscope's tools and resources. The cohort includes schools of varying types and grade spans:

  • East Boston High School
  • Charlestown High School
  • Bradley Elementary School
  • O'Donnell Elementary School
  • Otis Elementary School
  • Harvard-Kent Elementary School
  • Alighieri Dante Montessori School
  • Adams Elementary School
  • Guild Elementary School
  • PJ Kennedy Elementary School
  • McKay K-8 School
  • Mario Umana Dual Language Academy
  • McKay K-8 School
  • Warren-Prescott K-8 School
  • Eliot K-8 Innovation School
  • East Boston Early Education Center

Download/view larger image -- A map of Massachusetts, focused on East Boston, with each of the Kaleidoscope Cohort One schools indicated. The schools are, from West to East: Warren-Prescott K-8 School, Harvard-Kent Elementary School, Charlestown High School, Eliot K-8 Innovation School, Alighieri Dante Montessori School, Mario Umana Dual Language Academy, O'Donnell Elementary School, Adams Elementary School, McKay K-8 School, Otis Elementary School, East Boston High School, PJ Kennedy Elementary School, East Boston Early Childhood Center, Bradley Elementary School, Guild Elementary School. The map is accompanied by data about the 7,122 students and the 15 schools themselves in this cohort. Of the schools: 15 are designated as Title I; 1 is an early education center, 8 are K-6 schools, 4 are K-8 schools, and 2 are high schools. Of the students, 44.8% are English Language Learners (higher than MA average of 18.1%), 7.0% are African American (lower than MA average of 10.5%), 18.5% are Students with Disabilities (lower than MA average of 18.6%), 63.8% are Hispanic (higher than MA average of 20%), and 60.1% are Economically Disadvantaged (higher than MA average of 9%).

Cohort 1 was established in January 2020. Nearly 500 schools, districts, and collaboratives expressed early interest in the pilot program, and 21 schools were selected for the inaugural cohort. These schools had already begun innovative work involving Deeper Learning and were eager to build upon that work. The cohort includes schools of varying types, grade spans, and geographical areas:

  • Boston: Academy of the Pacific Rim Charter Public School
  • Andover: Andover High School and High Plain Elementary School
  • Berkshire Hills Regional: W.E.B. Du Bois Middle School (Great Barrington)
  • Boston: Eliot K-8 Innovation School and TechBoston Academy
  • Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School District (Danvers)
  • Fitchburg: South Street School
  • Lawrence: ENLACE Academy at Lawrence High School and UP Academy Leonard
  • Lincoln: K-4 Lincoln School
  • Mendon-Upton Regional: Nipmuc Regional High School (Upton)
  • Monomoy Regional: Chatham Elementary School (Chatham)
  • Nauset: Orleans Elementary School
  • North Attleborough: Amvet Boulevard School and North Attleborough Middle School
  • Randolph: Randolph Community Middle School
  • Revere: Abraham Lincoln Elementary School and Rumney Marsh Academy
  • Springfield: Chestnut Talented and Gifted Middle School and Mary M. Walsh Elementary School

Download/view larger image -- A map of Massachusetts, with each of the Kaleidoscope Cohort One schools indicated. The schools are, from West to East: W.E.B.DuBois Middle School (Great Barrington), Chestnut Accelerated TAG and Mary M Walsh (Springfield), South Street School (Fitchburg), Nipmuc Regional High School (Upton), North Attleborough Middle School and Amvet Boulevard (North Attleborough), Lincoln School (Lincoln), High Plains Elementary and Andover High School (Andover), UP Academy Leonard and ENLACE Academy of Lawrence High School (Lawrence), Eliot K-8 Innovation School and Tech Boston Academy and Academy of the Pacific Rim (Boston), Randolph Community Middle School (Randolph), Abraham Lincoln School and Rumney Marsh Academy (Revere), Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical High School (Danvers), Chatham Elementary School (Chatham), Orleans Elementary School (Orleans). The map is accompanied by data about the 13,984 students and the 21 schools themselves in this cohort. Of the schools: 14 are designated as Title I; 9 are Elementary Schools, 5 are Middle Schools, and 7 are High Schools; and 8 are urban, 9 are suburban, and 4 are rural. Of the students, 10.9% are English Language Learners (lower than MA average of 18.1%), 13.4% are African American (higher than MA average of 10.5%), 18.9% are Students with Disabilities (lower than MA average of 31.2%), 26.2% are Hispanic (higher than MA average of 20%), and 33.4% are Economically Disadvantaged (higher than MA average of 9%).

Last Updated: June 9, 2021

 
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