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The Calculus Project

The Calculus Project is an exciting initiative designed to increase the number of low-income, African American and Hispanic American students who enroll in and successfully complete Calculus in high school. An ambitious effort to narrow the achievement gap in mathematics, the Calculus Project is comprised of summer enrichment courses and on-going academic support during the school year.  NSF funds helped in last summer’s program launch and we have already pledged $11,700 for this summer’s program. Read more

Happenings

NSF Helps Secure Funding for School Gardens from Whole Kids Foundation

Six Newton Public Schools Receive $12,000 in Grants from Whole Kids Foundation® for School Gardens

Foundation helps schools expand classroom education into the garden for students

Newton, MA. (March 2015) – Six Newton Public Schools will each receive a $2000 grant to build or expand their gardens through the Whole Kids Foundation’s (WKF) School Garden Grant Program, which was created in partnership with FoodCorps to help schools grow students’ relationships with food through gardening. Newton Schools Foundation was instrumental in spearheading the grant application process and securing the funds.

Global Education Leadership Dinner Coming on March 21st

Join us for the Global Leadership Education Fund (GELF) Benefit  Dinner

Saturday, March 21 :: 6:30 pm :: Newton North High School

The Global Education Leadership Fund (GELF) is six.  Change students' lives by joining Newton community members for chef's favorites, beer, wine, and live entertainment to support lower-income Newton students in taking advantage of international opportunities. 

Come for food, fun, & more! 

  • Five course gourmet tasting menu prepared by Chef Katya Salkever, including

Honor Thy Teacher 2014: Teachers Honored at All 22 Schools

NSF's 17th annual Honor Thy Teacher campaign raised $28,000 and honored 685 teachers representing every school in the district. All principals and the Superintendent received acknowledgements of those honored.

NSF Receives Largest Gift Ever: Florence P. Pearl Charitable Remainder Unitrust

The estate of the late Florence (Kessler) Pearl of Chestnut Hill has announced a planned gift of $2 million dollars to Newton Schools Foundation. The gift is NSF’s first planned gift and its largest gift ever. Mrs. Pearl, who was a public school teacher and real estate professional, moved her family to Newton because of its public school system, according to her daughter.

NSF Gives $100,000 to Newton Public Schools for Innovative Programming

NSF presented a check for $100,000 to the Newton School Superintendent David Fleishman at the October 14 School Committee Meeting. as part of NSF's Investing in Innovation campaign.