I have some great news about Boston Public Schools and free software. You may know that my Co-op has been hosting some Boston Public School courses over the summer using free software.
Assessments of student progress shows that the teachers that stuck with BBB had better assessment scores for their students!! Especially the Math teachers. Scores were SIGNIFICANTLY higher by about 10-15 percentage points and it is believed that is because BBB allowed for student engagement more than Zoom did.
@FreeScholar This is very cool to hear - we're offering communities pro bono BBB services here in NZ, too. We're amazed that so many school systems haven't even considered it.
@FreeScholar This is really great to hear!
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