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Durfee & Needham HS Students Respond to In-Person Instruction

Durfee & Needham HS Students Respond to In-Person Instruction

September 30, 2021

SEPTEMBER 2021 PODCAST - This month’s podcast features students from Durfee High School in Fall River and Needham High School as they respond to the return of full, in-person instruction for the 2021-2022 school year. The Durfee students also share their excitement on entering a brand new, state-of-the-art building, while students from both schools express their hope that health and safety protocols will remain in place for the foreseeable future.

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Today, JFYNetWorks addresses the college readiness disconnect by providing focused blended, hybrid and remote learning programs in high school to help students build the academic skills they need to enter college or technical training earning academic credit. The JFYNetWorks blended program model — infusing specialized online content into the regular curriculum — also facilitates scalability, as the low cost of the online platform can easily be expanded to entire schools.

To learn more visit JFYNet.org

Dr. John Brown shares what Learning Can and Should Be

Dr. John Brown shares what Learning Can and Should Be

August 26, 2021

AUGUST 2021 PODCAST - This month’s podcast features Dr. John Brown, Clinical Associate Professor at the UMass Lowell School of Education, and his journey within the vast world of instruction. Professor Brown is an instructor of both graduate and undergraduate education courses at UMass Lowell, after earning his doctorate from the same institution. He is also the founder of the Teacher Leadership Network, a community of professional educators committed to opening and maintaining a dialogue about what learning can and should be in the 21st century.

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MORE ABOUT JFYNET

Today, JFYNetWorks addresses the college readiness disconnect by providing focused blended, hybrid and remote learning programs in high school to help students build the academic skills they need to enter college or technical training earning academic credit. The JFYNetWorks blended program model — infusing specialized online content into the regular curriculum — also facilitates scalability, as the low cost of the online platform can easily be expanded to entire schools.

To learn more visit JFYNet.org

JFY chats with Heidi Heinlein, grants manager at the Cummings Foundation

JFY chats with Heidi Heinlein, grants manager at the Cummings Foundation

July 28, 2021

JULY 2021 PODCAST - This month's podcast features a conversation with Heidi Heinlein, grants manager at the Cummings Foundation, one of the leading foundations in the Boston area and the state, along with JFY Executive Director Gary Kaplan and Deputy Director Paula Paris. The Cummings Foundation was founded by Joyce and Bill Cummings of Winchester in 1986. Bill and Joyce provided the foundation’s financial base with the resources of their commercial real estate company, Cummings Properties LLC. Over the years, they have donated the majority of their commercial property revenue to the Foundation. Today, nearly all of Cumming's properties are operated for the sole benefit of the Foundation, now one of the largest in New England. JFYNetWorks has been a grateful beneficiary of Cummings’s generosity since 2018.

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MORE ABOUT JFYNET

Today, JFYNetWorks addresses the college readiness disconnect by providing focused blended, hybrid and remote learning programs in high school to help students build the academic skills they need to enter college or technical training earning academic credit. The JFYNetWorks blended program model — infusing specialized online content into the regular curriculum — also facilitates scalability, as the low cost of the online platform can easily be expanded to entire schools.

To learn more visit JFYNet.org

Dr. Michelle Holmes on the COVID effect in our schools and on our students

Dr. Michelle Holmes on the COVID effect in our schools and on our students

June 24, 2021

JUNE 2021 PODCAST - Our June podcast features Dr. Michelle Holmes, an associate professor at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health, as she discusses how widespread vaccination for Covid-19 will have a positive effect on school openings in the fall. Dr. Holmes answers many questions on the minds of students, parents, and teachers, including the safety of extra-curricular participation by students and if mask-wearing will be the norm in schools next fall. She also addresses the issue of inequities and disparities in the vaccination process, especially in the early days of vaccination availability. Dr. Holmes is a graduate of Harvard’s School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School, earned a Ph.D. in Public Health (Epidemiology) from Harvard’s School of Public Health, and has over 39 years of experience in the field. Dr. Holmes is the author of numerous studies and journal articles. She is the co-creator and co-Principal Investigator of the Africa/HSPH Partnership for Cohort Research and Training (PaCT) project, designed to study and prevent chronic disease, especially in women, across Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, and Tanzania.

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MORE ABOUT JFYNET

Today, JFYNetWorks addresses the college readiness disconnect by providing focused blended, hybrid and remote learning programs in high school to help students build the academic skills they need to enter college or technical training earning academic credit. The JFYNetWorks blended program model — infusing specialized online content into the regular curriculum — also facilitates scalability, as the low cost of the online platform can easily be expanded to entire schools.

To learn more visit JFYNet.org

Early College Info Session, BMC Durfee High School Dual Enrollment with Bridgewater State University

Early College Info Session, BMC Durfee High School Dual Enrollment with Bridgewater State University

May 27, 2021

MAY 2021 PODCAST - This month's podcast features an early college information session held at BMC Durfee High School in Fall River, which is supported by JFYNetWorks. The session, hosted by Director of Counseling Andrew Woodward and Durfee Counselor Kerry Bulk, highlights experiences by both faculty and students involved in the program. Early College at Durfee High School is a student-outcome driven pathway designed to increase post-secondary enrollment, persistence, and graduation for all students including underserved populations in higher education.

Podcast transcript found here.

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MORE ABOUT JFYNET

Today, JFYNetWorks addresses the college readiness disconnect by providing focused blended, hybrid and remote learning programs in high school to help students build the academic skills they need to enter college or technical training earning academic credit. The JFYNetWorks blended program model — infusing specialized online content into the regular curriculum — also facilitates scalability, as the low cost of the online platform can easily be expanded to entire schools.

To learn more visit JFYNet.org

Teacher & Student from Kingsman Academy in DC: Some students more focused in online school

Teacher & Student from Kingsman Academy in DC: Some students more focused in online school

March 31, 2021

APRIL 2021 PODCAST - This month’s podcast features a conversation with teacher Crystal Seawood and her student Takaria, both from JFYNetWorks partner Kingsman Academy Public Charter School in Washington, DC, as they discuss how some students may be more focused working in the online version of school. Kingsman Academy Public Charter School is an open-enrollment school that welcomes all students into a comfortable, therapeutic environment with personal attention and multi-tiered behavioral and academic supports. Due to the pandemic, the school has been forced to operate remotely this academic year and the diverse population of students, who already face many challenges related not just to education, but to life itself, have adapted to the new educational platform.

Podcast transcript found here.

 


 

MORE ABOUT JFYNET

Today, JFYNetWorks addresses the college readiness disconnect by providing focused blended, hybrid and remote learning programs in high school to help students build the academic skills they need to enter college or technical training earning academic credit. The JFYNetWorks blended program model — infusing specialized online content into the regular curriculum — also facilitates scalability, as the low cost of the online platform can easily be expanded to entire schools.

To learn more visit JFYNet.org

English Professor Steven Dooner’s analysis of Amanda Gorman’s The Hill We Climb

English Professor Steven Dooner’s analysis of Amanda Gorman’s The Hill We Climb

February 24, 2021

FEBRUARY 2021 PODCAST - Our celebration of Black History Month continues with today’s podcast featuring an analysis of the poem The Hill We Climb presented by Amanda Gorman during the inauguration of President Joe Biden. It features Quincy College English Professor Steven Dooner’s analysis of the rich allusions, references and wordplay woven into the texture of this densely patterned tapestry of spoken word. Professor Dooner, a teacher and performer of literature for over 30 years and a favorite among Quincy College students, teases out Ms. Gorman's many evocations of the writings of African American poets, writers and leaders, a backdrop of reference that provided poignant and pointed context for the historic moment.

Podcast transcript found here.

 


 

MORE ABOUT JFYNET

Today, JFYNetWorks addresses the college readiness disconnect by providing focused blended, hybrid and remote learning programs in high school to help students build the academic skills they need to enter college or technical training earning academic credit. The JFYNetWorks blended program model — infusing specialized online content into the regular curriculum — also facilitates scalability, as the low cost of the online platform can easily be expanded to entire schools.

To learn more visit JFYNet.org

In Their Own Words: ‘How the School Shutdown of 2020 Impacted Teachers & Students’

In Their Own Words: ‘How the School Shutdown of 2020 Impacted Teachers & Students’

January 27, 2021

‘How Teachers Adjusted in 2020’ A Compilation

JANUARY 2021 PODCAST - During this past year, we have explored relevant and topical educational issues each month. In today’s podcast, we’ll take a look back at some of the memorable moments from our 2020 podcasts. Our focus will be on how teachers adjusted to the school shutdown.

This compilation podcast features:

ADMINISTRATORS:

  • MICHAEL MARRAPODI, Dean of Online Programming at Cambridge College
  • JAMES WEAVER, the director of performing arts and sports from the National Federation of State High School Associations
  • KEVIN MCCASKILL, Executive Director, Madison Park Technical Vocational High School, Boston
  • JORGE SANTANA, Executive Director of the PACE Career Academy Charter School, Pembroke, New Hampshire
  • KENNESHA KELLY, co-founder and Executive Director of Kingsman Academy, Washington, DC

TEACHERS:

  • RACHEL SILVA, English Teacher, Durfee Academy, Fall River
  • LISA HONEYMAN, Math Teacher, Newton South High School
  • CHARLOTTLE BOCCUZZI, Special Education Paraprofessional, Ashland Public Schools
  • SETTENAH WRIGHT, English as a second language teacher for English Language Learning students, Madison Park Technical Vocational High School, Boston

STUDENTS:

  • JARIN, Durfee Academy, Fall River
  • EVAN, Durfee Academy, Fall River
  • HENRY, Needham High School
  • MAGGIE, Needham High School
  • SASHA, Needham High School

Podcast transcript found here.

 


 

MORE ABOUT JFYNET

Today, JFYNetWorks addresses the college readiness disconnect by providing focused blended, hybrid and remote learning programs in high school to help students build the academic skills they need to enter college or technical training earning academic credit. The JFYNetWorks blended program model — infusing specialized online content into the regular curriculum — also facilitates scalability, as the low cost of the online platform can easily be expanded to entire schools.

To learn more visit JFYNet.org

Kevin McCaskill, Executive Director of Madison Park Technical Vocational High School, Part II

Kevin McCaskill, Executive Director of Madison Park Technical Vocational High School, Part II

December 9, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed a lack of access to technology for some Boston families.

DECEMBER 2020 PODCAST - This month's podcast is the second part of the conversation between Executive Director Gary Kaplan and Kevin McCaskill, the Executive Director of Madison Park Technical Vocational High School, the only Vocational High School in the Boston Public School system. Mr. McCaskill has been working in education for over 30 years and between them, Gary and Mr. McCaskill have close to 75 years of experience advocating for public education. In this episode, they discuss how the current pandemic exposed a lack of access to technology for some Boston families, how progress and change continues to work its way across the country, and the most important types of leadership needed in our schools to ensure they provide the best possible education to our students.

 


 

MORE ABOUT JFYNET

Today, JFYNetWorks addresses the college readiness problem by providing focused blended, hybrid and remote learning programs in high school to help students build the academic skills they need to enter college or technical training earning academic credit. The JFYNetWorks blended program model — infusing specialized online content into the regular curriculum — also facilitates scalability, as the low cost of the online platform can easily be expanded to entire schools.

To learn more visit JFYNet.org

JFY Welcomes Kevin McCaskill, Executive Director of Madison Park Technical Vocational High School

JFY Welcomes Kevin McCaskill, Executive Director of Madison Park Technical Vocational High School

October 28, 2020

Technology could be the great equalizer for underserved populations.

OCTOBER 2020 PODCAST - This month's podcast features a conversation between JFY Executive Director Gary Kaplan and Kevin McCaskill, the Executive Director of Madison Park Technical Vocational High School, the only Vocational High School in the Boston Public School system. Mr. McCaskill has been working in education for over 30 years. Between them, Mr. Kaplan and Mr. McCaskill have close to 75 years of experience advocating for public education. In this episode, we'll hear as they talk about a variety of topics, including Mr. McCaskill's reason for leaving the private sector and beginning a career in education, why urban schools struggle to hire diverse educators, and how technology could be the great equalizer for underserved populations.

 


 

MORE ABOUT JFYNET

Today, JFYNetWorks addresses the college readiness problem by providing focused blended, hybrid and remote learning programs in high school to help students build the academic skills they need to enter college or technical training earning academic credit. The JFYNetWorks blended program model — infusing specialized online content into the regular curriculum — also facilitates scalability, as the low cost of the online platform can easily be expanded to entire schools.

To learn more visit JFYNet.org

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