Primary Source is a non-profit educational resource center with a 17-year history of offering high quality professional development and curriculum resources to K-12 teachers and school communities. The organization’s mission is to promote social studies and humanities education by connecting educators to people and cultures throughout the world. Professional development opportunities include summer institutes, seminars, workshops and conferences. All programs are built around participation by scholars and lead teachers. By fostering a climate of intellectual exchange between university scholars and teachers, Primary Source acknowledges the pivotal role teachers play in the creation of a more sophisticated and aware American public. Primary Source works with teachers from throughout New England and in partnership with 33 schools and districts.
The University of Massachusetts Lowell Graduate School of Education develops professionals who help transform the region through leadership roles in education. The GSE’s commitment to “Education for Transformation” produces graduates who demonstrate excellent knowledge, judgment and skills in their professional fields; promote equity of educational opportunity for all learners; collaborate with other educators, parents and community representatives to support educational excellence; use inquiry and research to address educational challenges. The fundamental tenets of the School are excellence, equity, collaboration and inquiry.
Through a commitment to individualized instruction, assessment, supervision and support, the Danvers Public Schools creates a dynamic community of lifelong learners who are dedicated to intellectual and personal excellence and prepared to contribute to our global society. The system has five elementary schools, a middle school and a high school. All of the work of this community of learners is driven by its four core values: Caring...The members of the community care about each other and others in the greater community. Quality...The members of the community believe in establishing and attaining high standards for all. Commitment...The members of the community are committed to excellence in teaching and learning. Collaboration...The members of the community collaborate to implement the mission and to make the vision a reality. Mission of the Danvers Public Schools: Through a commitment to individualized instruction, assessment, supervision, and support the Danvers Public Schools creates a dynamic community of lifelong learners who are dedicated to intellectual and personal excellence and prepared to contribute to our global society.
The Lowell Public Schools, founded in 1824, established the first public co-educational high school in the country. Continuing its tradition as a model for equity and educational excellence in a city of immigrants, Lowell continues its commitment to meeting the needs of all children, be they children of the City’s newest immigrants from Brazil, Colombia and Cambodia or the grandchildren of Lowell’s earlier immigrants from places like Ireland, Greece and Quebec. In 2000 the School Committee adopted five-year goals designed to achieve the district’s mission:
The mission of the North Reading Public Schools is to educate all students by providing a safe learning environment which challenges and encourages them to be thinking, creative and responsible individuals who are confident and committed to excellence, service, and life-long learning. The North Reading School District is an inclusive school district. As such, we are a collaborative culture that welcomes all members into our learning community. With the recognition that students share more similarities than differences, our learning community respects each individual’s unique contributions. As an inclusive school district, we expect all adults share the responsibility to provide every student with access to and participation in high quality general education.
Preparing Reading's youth to be productive, informed, independent citizens in a global society. The Reading Public Schools strives to ensure that all students will have common challenging meaningful learning experiences in the academics, health and wellness, the arts, community service, co-curricular activities and athletics. We will lead and manage our school community to reflect the values and culture of the Reading Community, and guide and support our students to develop the appropriate skills, strategies, creativity and knowledge necessary to be productive informed independent citizens in a global society.