Beginning in July of 2014, two existing EDCO programs, Empowering Multicultural Initiatives (EMI) and Greater Boston Students of Color Achievement Network (GBSOCAN), merged and became Initiatives for Developing Equity and Achievement for Students (IDEAS). This new consortium builds upon EDCO's mission to enhance equity, intercultural understanding, and equal opportunity in education. IDEAS will continue in the tradition of EMI and GBSOCAN (see below) in supporting member and non-member districts as they focus on culturally proficient schools and classrooms.
EMI originated in 1993 and became a program of EDCO Collaborative in 2004. The mission of EMI has been to improve the academic achievement of students of color.
GBSOCAN began in 2010 and has focused on equity leadership and effective instructional practices for all students.
Click here to access courses offered through IDEAS. Please note that all non-PTS teachers need to complete Anti-Racist School Practices to Support the Success of All Students (formerly known as EMI 1) sometime within their first 3 years of teaching in Weston in order to receive PTS status.
To register for Winter/Spring 2016 courses, please email the following information to Patty Ferguson before January 15, 2016:
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