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Legal Offices Share Their “Adopting a Classroom” Stories, Part Two

Last week, Beyond the Billable shared highlights from two legal offices’ experiences “adopting a classroom” through M. Ellen Carpenter Financial Literacy Program. While Sun Life Financial and Liberty Mutual participated in the model in the past, two new legal offices also stepped up to the plate to provide volunteers for the three classroom-based sessions at two Boston public high schools. 251 more words

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Volunteer Week Spotlight: Kathy Strand

National Volunteer Week, April 6-12, 2014, is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. It’s about demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals. 452 more words

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Students Head Back To Bankruptcy Court to Close Out Financial Literacy Experience

Last Friday, a group of students from New Mission High School in Hyde Park took a field trip to Boston Bankruptcy Court to meet “Sally Spender” and learn what happened to “Sally” when she failed to budget appropriately and accumulated high amounts of credit card debt. 209 more words

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Standardized testing and the "Achievement Gap"

I’m sitting here at my dining room table contemplating the significance of standardized testing; specifically, the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System, or MCAS.  As I do, many questions ascend from my subconscious mind: Is the MCAS test designed, administered, results posted to promote students racial superiority or inferiority?   217 more words


Legal Offices Share Their “Adopting A Classroom” Stories

While students are still traveling the Boston and Worcester Bankruptcy Courts, the classroom based sessions of the M. Ellen Carpenter Financial Literacy Program have wrapped up in the Greater Boston area. 766 more words

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Lawyers 'Bet the House' on the Next Generation of Boston’s Workforce

Last Thursday, 250 attorneys came to 16 Beacon for a night of gambling and socializing for the 5th Annual Casino Night for Summer Jobs fundraiser. While the event has always supported the… 183 more words

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Hiring Multiple Students Means More Community Impact

As our readers know, the BBA Summer Jobs Program has recently set a program record, securing 59 paid internships at law firms and legal organizations across Boston (previous record was 58). 593 more words

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