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Grace N. Aznive Scholarship Nomination Deadline


Date
Mar 10, 2017 - 05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Organizer
bostonpublicschools
Location
Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building 2300 Washington Street School Committee Chambers Roxbury, MA 02119,

Roxbury,
MA ,
US,
ZIP: 02119
Phone: 617-635-9271

The Office of Opportunity and Achievement Gaps Speaker Series (OAG Speaker Series) focuses on issues pertinent to and pressing for “urban education” and the sound instruction of students who have been historically marginalized. 
 
The goal of the series is to serve as a window through which we can engage Boston Public Schools’ diverse stakeholders, brand Boston as a school district dedicated to progressive change, and begin a historic stride towards true equity and the elimination of opportunity and achievement gaps.
 
Michel Frederic DeGraff is a Haitian creolist who has served on the board of the Journal of Haitian Studies. He is a tenured professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a founding member of the Haitian Creole Academy.
 
His field of scholarship is Creole language, also known as Lang KreyòlLinguistics. He is known for his advocacy towards the recognition of Haitian Creole as a full-fledged language. In the fall of 2012, he received a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to introduce online Creole language materials in the teaching of STEM in Haiti.
 
He believes that Haitian children should be taught in their native language at all levels of instruction, contrary to the tradition of teaching them in French. Degraff believes that instruction in French, a foreign language
 

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Keywords: opportunity, science , sing, teach, technology , tradition , academy , Achieve, Education , educatio




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