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Boston Red Sox, 10 Junio 2014

Former Sox pitcher Wakefield helps open new library

Knuckleballer helps unveil new facility for Joseph Hurley K-8 School

 

BOSTON — With two elementary school-age kids of his own, Tim Wakefield understands the importance of reading and how it lays the foundation for education.

That’s why Tuesday morning, the former Red Sox knuckleballer was on hand to help open the Joseph Hurley K-8 School’s brand new library, funded by Target’s School Library Makeover program and the Heart of America Foundation.

“States are now looking at third-grade reading levels to determine how many prison cells they should have,” said Wakefield. “That...

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USES Blog, 24 Enero 2014

Arts Integration at Hurley K-8

 

«Estoy empezando con el interior porque es ahí donde los bebés estarán y son la parte más importante», explicó Maia, mientras formaba una bola de arcilla y empezó a cubrirla con hierba, algodón y otros materiales blandos. Los estudiantes que estaban en la habitación repitieron su preocupación por los huevos y los pajaritos. «Estos son palos altos para mantener a los depredadores alejados», dijo Rowan, señalando a la “valla» que había construido alrededor de su nido.

 

Los estudiantes de K-2 de las clases de Sra. Martínez y Sra. Vázquez en la escuela Hurley han...

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El Mundo, 27 Junio 2013

Estudiante dominicano va a la Casa Blanca y al Capitolio

Enrique Pepén

Enrique J. Pepén de tan solo 16 años y de origen dominicano fue seleccionado entre 1,3000 estudiantes para que viaje a Washington representando a Massachusetts en un programa de seis días del National Youth Leadership Forum on Law and Crime Scene Investigartion (CSI) que busca que el estudiante tome contacto directo con la Casa Blanca, el Capitolio y los jueces de la Corte Suprema. Pepén tiene un gran potencial como líder y es un orador nato que tiene la política en las venas. “No soy ningún soñador, pero quiero llegar a ser presidente de los Estados Unidos...

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Boston.com, 16 Noviembre 2012

New Mission High School in Hyde Park wins $100,000 award for improved MCAS scores

Hurley K-8 and Sumner Elementary are finalists

Hurley staff and parents (front) look on as New Mission High School celebrates its School on the Move win

New Mission High School in Hyde Park was honored Thursday with the $100,000 Thomas W. Payzant School on the Move Prize.

The prize is presented annually by EdVestors, a Boston-based organization that works to speed improvements in urban schools, based on New Mission’s rapid advances in student achievement.

According to an announcement from EdVestors, between 2007 and 2011 New Mission students improved English scores on the MCAS 40 percent faster than the district average and math scores three times as quickly as the district average....

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South End News, 11 Julio 2012

Hurley School gets a day of beauty

Parents and teachers work together for gardening project

Hurley School entrance following Deloitte & Touche's beautification project for IMPACT Day

Parents, neighbors, and other volunteers from the South End recently joined forces to help beautify the the grounds of the Hurley School. The project, which took place primarily on June 8th, came about after a first grade teacher’s classroom undertook an outdoor project of their own.

“This season, Mrs. Lindsay Brennen’s first grade class is growing a crop of beans, corn and pumpkins that will be harvested by the students this fall to learn about growing food. Conversations amongst other parents and teachers about the garden and related volunteer efforts quickly led to...

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South End Patch, 7 Junio 2012

5 Things, Including a Top Teacher in the South End

Five Things You Need To Know Today, Thursday, June 7

Hurley teacher Jennifer Muhammad (3rd from right) with Superintendent Carol Johnson (2nd from right), Mayor Menino (2nd from left) and other honorees
  1. Hurley School teacher honored: Congratulations to Hurley School teacher Jennifer Muhammad, who was named one of 11 Boston educators of the year. Muhammad receved her award in front of Mayor Thomas Menino, School Superintendent Carol Johnson and other honored guests.
  2. Come fly the biting satrical skies: Looking for a good laugh?...
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El Planeta, 25 Febrero 2011

Powermeter 100

Las 100 personas que impactaron a la comunidad hispana de Massachusetts

Powermeter 100

MARJORIE SOTO

Hurley School | Directora

Gracias a la gestión de Marjorie Soto, la escuela bilingüe de inmersión Joseph J. Hurley en el South End de Boston se está convirtiendo en un modelo de educación integrada para otras escuelas urbanas. Descrita por padres de familia como una líder, Soto siempre está disponible para atender las necesidades de quienes están educando a sus hijos en este centro de educación que sirve a estudiantes de diversas grupos étnicos — principalmente latinos — y...

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South End News, 7 Septiembre 2006

Boston Schools Post-Payzant

This South End News article discusses interim superintendent Michael Contompasis’ vision for the BPS including his thoughts on the bright future of the Hurley School.

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The Boston Courant, 17 Junio 2006

Parents Get High Marks at Hurley

At some schools, parents are relegated to bakes sales and chaperoning field trips, but at the Hurley Elementary School they are helping to transform an aging schoolhouse into a state-of-the-art facility.

Thanks to a group of parents, the students of the kindergarten through fifth grade school will walk into a library for the first time next fall. Parents spruced up a former classroom and converted the space into a haven for books and reading.

In addition to pointing the walls, moms and dads convinced Ikea Furniture to equip the library with $10,000 in tables, chairs...

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The Boston Globe, 26 Julio 2004

Parents Get Early Start on Aiding School

In a school system where some principals struggle to involve parents of children they already enroll, the com mitment of parents with no current ties to a school is an unusual find. They represent the droves of young, middle-class families in the city who often uproot themselves for schools in the suburbs as soon as their children reach kindergarten. The coalition of Hurley parents, or rather, future Hurley parents, comprises people whom Mayor Thomas M. Menino has spoken wistfully about wanting to keep. Few big-city school systems, including Boston, have had much luck maintaining a large...

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