Finland Travel Program

Discover Finland’s Education System through the Teacher Leader Fellowship Program at ARAMFO Educational Foundation! Please read Dr. Betty Sternberg’s message below for more information on the program:

From April 13 – 20, 2024, we’re hosting an immersive travel experience in Finland tailored for preK-12 teachers, administrators, education board members, faculty from schools of education, and education specialists

The recent PISA and NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) results indicate that the education reforms initiated two decades ago, including No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and Race to the Top, haven’t yielded the anticipated outcomes. U.S. student scores on PISA remain concerning. Peggy G. Carr, Associate Commissioner of NAEP, highlighted the lack of national progress in both math and reading over the past decade, with the lowest-performing students showing a decline.

While some argue that these assessments do not encapsulate the entirety of the educational landscape, it’s imperative for us to ask ourselves why our past reforms haven’t significantly improved our students’ performance on these basic skills over the last 20 years.

These past five years we have been leading groups of teachers, teacher leaders, preK-12 administrators and professors of educational leadership to this country to get a sense of what they are doing – and it is starkly different from what we have instituted these past years.  

I cordially invite you to take part in this program to look at what Finland is doing and think through what elements of their approach you might adapt in your schools.   See how they train and treat their teachers as trusted professionals, see how they allow kids to be kids and give them the time and space to learn through play, see how they instill in their children a sense of responsibility and ownership of their work, see how they allow their teachers the time and space to thoughtfully and meaningfully develop curriculum and plan instruction — and see how they have NOT embraced tests, tests and more tests rendering school a place devoid of joy, creativity and a love of learning.  Yet see how well their students score on the most broadly accepted international assessment, PISA, while US students lag behind.    Below is an overview: 

WHERE:  Helsinki, Finland
WHEN:  April 13– April 20, 2024
WHAT: The itinerary The program entails visits to various educational landmarks in Finland and offers deep insights into their pedagogical methods. A detailed itinerary is available on the website for your perusal here

Should you have any questions or need further details, please don’t hesitate to reach out at I am excited about the possibility of exploring Finland’s educational landscape together.

Massachusetts Partnership for Diversity in Education Annual Building Bridges Conference (Weston, MA)

MPDE is hosting their annual Building Bridges Conference on Friday, November 3, 2023. This fall, the theme is Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging: Building a Culture of Why. The conference will be held at Regis College Weston, MA 9:00 am -3:00 pm. Please note that the Member Rate is $75, with three seats included at NO Cost as part of membership.  The Non-Member Rate is $100.  *For Registration questions, please email You may register for the conference here.

Anti-Defamation League’s Event to Combat Anti-Semitism and Hate (10/10 in Boston Seaport)

Join ADL New England on October 10th for a day dedicated to combating antisemitism and hate. This one-day forum in the Boston Seaport will include presentations by leading experts and skill building workshops for working professionals. Participants will leave with an actionable toolkit for confronting antisemitism and other forms of hate.

Due to a generous grant, we are able to offer Tufts students free tickets to attend the event. Please use coupon code ADLGF2023 during the registration process to bypass payment. You can complete registration at

For more information, please see the flyer below.


Tufts Lecture  “Fraught: On Sculpting Slavery and Freedom” (10/11)

The Tufts Department of the History of Art and Architecture invites you to a lecture by Adrienne L. Childs titled, “Fraught: On Sculpting Slavery and Freedom” on Wednesday, October 11th at 5:30pm in the Granoff Music Center (Room 155). Please see the flyer below for more information.


Massachusetts Teacher STEM Fair (Foxborough, MA)

The Massachusetts Teacher STEM Fair is happening this Satuday September 30th, 2023 from 10am-1pm in the Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA. Participants will be able to connect with state-wide STEM Organizations, engage in hands-on STEM lessons, and ignite their excitement for the future while networking with like-minded professionals.

To register please scan the QR code in the flyer below or fill out the form here. For further questions please contact Jenn Donais at


Protecting the Jewels of the Night: Firefly Life, Sex and Death

Thursday, April 27, 2023 | 12-1 pm EST
Curtis Hall Multipurpose Room (474 Boston Avenue, Medford, MA)
Online Viewer Livestream Registration – Apr. 27

Come experience firefly magic and learn about the remarkably diverse lifestyles of these insects with Tufts Professor emerita Sara Lewis on Thursday, April 27th from 12-1pm. She will share lessons from her 30 years of experience in the field, including how fireflies evolved their light-producing talents, their reproduction, and how human activities are threatening to extinguish their bright lights. Join in person in the Curtis Hall Multipurpose Room (including free pizza!) or online at This lecture is cosponsored by Tufts Environmental Studies Program & Biology Department.

Information Session with Abaarso School

You are invited to an information session with the Abaarso School on April 13th from 1 pm – 2 pm in the Millmore Room in Dowling Hall.


Harry Lee, Executive Director of the Abaarso School will be on-campus to share information about their teacher opportunities in Africa. The first students in Somaliland to matriculate to college in 30 years and attending major ivy league universities. Come and learn more about the school, the region, and the impact you can have with students. More information can be found at

Students can access the event and information on Handshake here:

(387) Teaching Opportunities at Abaarso School | Handshake (

Diversity Recruitment Fair (Somerville, MA)

Somerville Public Schools

Diversity Recruitment Fair

April 1, 2023

9:00 am – 11:00 am

*This is a virtual event*

We are a district committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion for our students, staff and families. We are a district that is full of promise and possibilities, and we would love to meet YOU!

We strongly encourage candidates from underrepresented communities, candidates of color, and linguistically diverse candidates to register.   

Come meet representatives from the Somerville Public Schools and explore open job opportunities, YOU’LL BE GLAD YOU DID!

 Register for the Fair Here:  or use the QR code below:

Please visit our virtual recruitment fair website at:

To view all current vacancies, please visit us online at: