Located in Dorchester, the 300-student Kenny Elementary School has risen from the bottom ten percent of schools statewide, tripling their accountability level over the past five years. The Kenny credits its improvement to equal parts focus on operations, relationships, and academics, grounded in the belief that every student has a right to a high-quality education in a safe environment.
Through the Prize selection process, EdVestors seeks to understand how and why certain schools are able to accelerate student achievement. EdVestors engages a select panel of civic and business leaders to dive deep into the stories of these rapidly improving schools and select one winner and two finalists each year. Through a case study of the winning school and incorporating what we learn into the rest of our work, we help more schools make significant progress to improve education outcomes for all students.
The School on the Move Prize is presented each fall at a breakfast event that draws close to 300 guests and is an inspiring reminder of the hard work and innovation that can improve schools. The Prize is awarded in front of an audience of Boston’s leaders in education, the nonprofit sector, philanthropy, and business.