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Newton Inspires

On January 21, 300 Newtonians gathered at Newton South High School for NSF’s fourth annual Newton Inspires: An Evening of Ideas and Community. Newtonians representing a variety of fields and interest areas shared their insights, ideas and impressions.

Here’s what community members said they enjoyed most about the evening: 

"Stimulating talks"

"Feeling of belonging to an amazing community…Very proud to be a Newtonian"

"Speakers were great—terrific topics—a thoroughly fun evening."

"It’s interesting to hear about interesting peopled doing surprising work in our town.  Especially like hearing the 'behind the scenes' experiences."

"The superb caliber of the speakers; the delicious repast when you walk in!  The 'bite-size' sessions leave you with food for thought."

"The overall quality and intelligence of the speakers as well as the generally open collegial spirit among fellow audience members."

"Went with a group of friends—made for a great evening of discussion afterwards!"


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.


AP United States History Summer Academy

This summer program engaged 12 rising juniors of color with structured academic support to enable them to succeed in AP US History. Emphasizing skills in advanced-level reading and note-taking, writing, test-taking and the general content of the AP course, the program prepared students for this challenging college-level course.  During the academic year students will be clustered together in a section taught by the summer lead teacher and meet bi-weekly for ongoing support.

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