Dorchester’s Roger Clap Innovation School, the first Innovation School in Boston Public Schools (BPS), has been in the news lately. A new City Connects school for this academic year, the Clap’s Innovation status gives it the freedom to take a creative approach to school transformation. As one of 18 Innovation Schools in Massachusetts, the Clap was awarded a $50,000 Innovation School Implementation Grant by the state to train teachers and to prepare them for the school’s curriculum.
To kick off the school year, Boston Mayor Tom Menino, along with BPS Superintendent Dr. Carol Johnson, cut a ribbon at the school on September 7 to officially open the school. Read about the Mayor and Superintendent’s visit in the Boston Globe story, “Roger Clap Innovation School officially opens in Dorchester.”
On September 13, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Secretary of Education Paul Reville visited the Clap, which you can also read about in the Globe: “At Clap school in Dorchester, Patrick stresses closing achievement gap.”
For more information:
- Read the state’s press release about the Governor and Secretary’s visit
- Check out photos of the visit on the State’s Flickr or Clap web page
- Read the Dorchester Reporter’s coverage of the Governor’s visit, “Patrick stops by the Clap School, and touts its innovative approach“
- On Twitter, follow @MassGovernor, @MayorTomMenino, @MassEducation, @ClapSchool, and @BostonSchools