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City of Providence taps BELL to provide summer learning and enrichment to 420 elementary students

PROVIDENCE, R.I., March 17, 2017 -BELL was chosen by the city to provide a 5-week summer learning and enrichment program for 420 elementary students this year. This is BELL's first summer program deployment in the state and instantly expands its footprint in the New England region. According to the...
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BELL produces results for Montgomery County Public School scholars

BELL program produces results for Montgomery County Public School students ROCKVILLE, Md., March 7, 2017-Montgomery County Councilmember Nancy Navarro will join Board of Education President Michael Durso, Superintendent of Schools Jack R. Smith, parents and teachers at 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, March...
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John Holt III and Brad Sims receive the Robert B. Peterkin Educational Leadership Award

DORCHESTER, Mass., Jan. 18, 2017 -- BELL is proud to announce that John Holt III and Brad Sims are the winners of this year's Robert B. Peterkin Educational Leadership Award. Holt III, program manager for Baltimore, MD, and Sims, program manager for Mad River, OH, received the prestigious award...
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YMCA of the USA summer learning programs powered by BELL yield K-8 reading and math gains

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jaime Crespo Jaime.Crespo@experiencebell.org Chicago, Jan. 17, 2017 -- Elementary and middle school students enrolled in BELL-powered summer academic and enrichment programs delivered by YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) and local Y's showed gains in reading and math skills, new...
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BELL sees unprecedented growth in 2016, reaching over 14,000 K-8 students at 135 sites in 28 U.S. states

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jaime Crespo Jaime.Crespo@experiencebell.org DORCHESTER, Mass., Jan. 17, 2017 -- Data shows BELL experienced unprecedented growth in 2016 as its academic and enrichment model reached more students during the summer than ever before in the organization's 25-year history...
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Baltimore's expanded summer learning program yields gains in reading and math skills for 1,900 K-8 students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jaime Crespo Jaime.Crespo@experiencebell.org BALTIMORE, Jan. 9, 2017 - An expanded summer academic and enrichment program aimed at closing the achievement gap among under-resourced students by boosting reading and math schools produced strong results in 2016, new test...
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Montgomery County 3rd and 4th graders improved reading and math skills in new summer learning program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jaime Crespo Jaime.Crespo@experiencebell.org ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 9, 2017 - An academic and enrichment program launched last summer for 1,045 rising 3rd and 4th grade students from eight Montgomery County Title 1 elementary schools produced gains in reading and math...
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BELL's first large-scale deployment of Pre-K model yields reading gains

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:Jaime Crespo Jaime.Crespo@experiencebell.org SAN MATEO, Calif., Jan. 9, 2017 -- The Big Lift's summer learning program Inspiring Summers, designed to prevent the academic achievement gap among underserved students, produced measurable gains in their reading skills, new...
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BELL's Incoming CEO Lauren Gilbert Named to Results for America's Fellowship Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jaime Crespo Jaime.Crespo@experiencebell.org DORCHESTER, Mass., Dec. 15, 2016 - Today, Lauren Gilbert, Ed.D., BELL's president and chief strategy officer and incoming chief executive officer, has been named by Results for America (RFA) to a two-year fellowship. RFA is...