The P.J. Kennedy School on Saratoga Street in East Boston was one of 10 outstanding schools in the city presented with the Philip H. Gordon Kennedy Award at the EdVestors Showcase.
The Kennedy School was recognized for its flexible and intensive ways to support English language development. This innovative practice of orienting new students to the school community is essential to launching them on a pathway of long-term success in school.
Along with being honored with the award, the Kennedy school will receive a $50,000 grant to continue the innovative program at the school.
“On behalf of all the teachers and staff here at the P.J. Kennedy School, we are honored to be recognized among so many other innovative schools throughout Boston,” said Principal of the Kennedy School Walter Henderson. “This award will help us build our inten
sive English language learning clinics, providing small group tutoring for English Language Learners who are one of the fastest growing groups of students in Boston.”
The annual $50,000 Award from EdVestors recognizes an important school improvement effort that helps level the playing field in education so that every student has the chance to succeed.