Two East Boston Schools finalists for EdVestors School on the Move prize: Kennedy and Otis


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Update: October 27, 2021: EdVestors Awards $100,000 School on the Move Prize to the James Otis Elementary School in East Boston

EdVestors to Award $100,000 School on the Move Prize Live During Oct. 27th Hybrid Ceremony

Mayor Janey and BPS Superintendent Cassellius will recognize three finalist Boston schools and announce winner to live audience during hybrid ceremony

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WHAT: EdVestors will award one Boston school the 16th Annual $100,000 Thomas W. Payzant School on the Move Prize during a hybrid ceremony on Wednesday, October 27th in person at the GBH Studios in Brighton and streamed live via Zoom. The annual prize recognizes a Boston Public School that has shown consistent academic improvement. The other two finalist schools will be awarded prizes of $10,000 each.

The 2021 Prize will spotlight eligible schools from previous years, with a focus on lessons learned from remote and hybrid learning and strategies for reimagining learning in the coming years. Rhondella Richardson, WCVB-TV Anchor and Reporter, will join the event live to serve as the Emcee of this year’s ceremony. Mayor Kim Janey and BPS Superintendent Dr. Brenda Cassellius will also provide remarks and recognize the three finalist schools:

Patrick J. Kennedy Elementary School (East Boston)

New Mission High School (Hyde Park)

James Otis Elementary School (East Boston)

No one knows who the winner will be until the announcement is made and the award is presented LIVE.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 27, 2021

    8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. – Registration, Networking & Breakfast

8:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. – Formal program begins


    One Guest Street, Brighton, MA 02135

    Register below for the event and to access your virtual tickets and Zoom 

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WHO: Mayor Kim Janey (video remarks)

Dr. Brenda Cassellius, Superintendent of Boston Public Schools

Rhondella Richardson, Anchor and Reporter, WCVB-TV (serving as Emcee)

Marinell Rousmaniere, President & CEO, EdVestors

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