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New Rand Study Shows Impact of BellXcel Summer on Teacher Practices
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New RAND Study Shows Impact of BellXcel Summer on Teacher Practices

Summer can be a good time to boost teacher practices Opportunities for practicing student-centered skills and developmental feedback more critical than ever Read the Study BOSTON, MA – Ninety-nine percent of teachers engaged in some type of summer professional learning activities in 2019 and applied...
The Story of BellXcel Remote
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The Story of BellXcel Remote

Innovating to Meet the Moment: How BellXcel leveraged strategic alliances and disruptive thinking to create a new solution in response to COVID-19 This past March, as schools and youth development organizations nationwide found themselves faced with reimagining how they serve their communities, our...
2020 Top 100 Women-led Business award
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BellXcel CEO Receives Top 100 Women-led Business Award for 3rd Consecutive Year

BellXcel is absolutely delighted to announce that for the third consecutive year, our brilliant and innovative CEO Lauren Gilbert has been awarded Top-100 Women-led businesses in Massachusetts, home of BellXcel headquarters! This year's celebration was held virtually in light of the ongoing pandemic...
BellXcel Scholar Pledge
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The BellXcel Pledge

Each day, young scholars join together and recite this pledge. This daily practice is meant to empower them to believe in themselves, in their ability to evoke change, and to be a force for good in this world. For more than 25 years, BellXcel has worked for social justice through education. And...
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Leveraging Findings from OST Research and Practice to Lessen COVID-19 Learning Gaps

As the pandemic continues to confine many children and families, it is entirely possible that millions of students could go without formal schooling for upwards of 6 months, leaving many students significantly behind in their learning trajectory at the start of the 2020-2021 school year. BellXcel...
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Take Action for Our Youth: 6 Priorities for the Next Stimulus Package

We must collectively prioritize youth. COVID-19 restrictions are dramatically disrupting the ability for our youth to learn and develop, especially in communities where access to critical tools and resources are limited or non-existent. The learning gaps that youth will undoubtedly experience over...
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Mobilizing to Support Our Partners' Success

Dear Friends, For all of us, this past week’s daycare and school closings due to COVID-19 have presented a multitude of new challenges and experiences. We at BellXcel and our affiliate the Sperling Center for Research and Innovation (SCRI) have thought deeply about our role and we are putting into...
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Welcome to BellXcel's Sperling Center for Research and Innovation

We have exciting news to share. BellXcel has launched the Sperling Center for Research and Innovation (SCRI). Named in honor of our longtime board chair, Laurene Sperling, the Center is dedicated to increasing the quality and impact of youth-serving organizations by making evidence actionable. Too...
Educators of the Year in Montgomery, Alabama
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BellXcel Names Educators of the Year

MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA — BellXcel is pleased to recognize Darryl Woods and Connel VanDiver with its Educator of the Year award. The Montgomery, AL, educators are essential to delivering dynamic, evidence-based summer learning with measurable outcomes at the YMCA of Greater Montgomery’s Power Scholar...