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Week of 15 November 2002 · Vol. VI, No. 12

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BU/Chelsea Partnership receives All-Chelsea award

At a ceremony held at the Chelsea City Hall on October 30, the 2002 All-Chelsea Awards, the city’s first annual community awards, honored the BU/Chelsea Partnership with the Contributing Stakeholder of the Year Award, which recognizes a contributing person or organization from outside Chelsea. A panel of 18 community leaders, including Chelsea youth, adults, and members of community organizations and businesses, cited the longstanding and beneficial relationship Boston University has had with the Chelsea Public Schools. In June 1989, BU accepted the invitation of the Chelsea School Committee to manage the city’s public schools under a 10-year partnership agreement. In 1997, the agreement was extended by unanimous school committee vote for an additional five years. The contract between the school committee and BU gave the University a mandate to transform the local schools. To learn more about the partnership, visit http://www.bu.edu/chelsea.htm.

More BU/Chelsea Partnership recognition

Nine Chelsea High School students earned the designation Advanced Placement Scholar by the College Board, in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level AP exams, which were taken in May 2002.

In June, Chelsea’s Frank M. Sokolowski Elementary School was recognized by the Massachusetts Department of Education as a 2002 Commonwealth Compass School, one of only seven elementary schools in the state to receive the commendation for exhibiting extraordinary improvement in student performance on the English and math MCAS exams. The school was recognized for implementing a range of initiatives, including the After-School Reading Tutorial, which is focused on creating a “School of Readers.”

SPH study featured in Essence

A study of dating violence in teenage girls, which was conducted by researchers from BU’s School of Public Health, the Harvard School of Public Health, and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, is cited in the November issue of Essence magazine. The article, entitled “A Thin Line Between Love and Hate,” highlights the fact that dating violence strikes one in five teenage girls and offers a checklist of signs of teen dating abuse.


15 November 2002
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