Co-Directors Patrick & Lauren and Program Director Haven Hatch were magically whisked away on the Ferry to Thompson Island in Boston Harbor on a beautiful day late May day. They joined a group of Educators and partners that are collaborating to support Boston STEM initiatives.
The Keynote for the day was presented by Boston Public Schools superintendent Dr. Tommy Chang. He spoke on how partners and experiential education can help close opportunity gaps in some of the city's most underserved neighborhoods. "We've done a study on many factors that contribute to this opportunity gap. We are calling the results of this study the opportunity index," said Chang.
Chang went on to describe how they are pursuing solutions to support teachers and students and use new ways and partners to close achievement gaps. With representatives from over 40 organizations collaboration and stakeholder involvement will have a dramatic effect on the youth of Boston and the future of education for the district and region. The Change is Simple team was thrilled to be apart of that conversation.