Getting the Word Out about BUA

This week the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), which is the accrediting body for BU and BUA, is holding its annual conference at the Copley Plaza. I was invited to be on a panel discussing K-16 partnerships.

The other two panelists represented the perspective from higher education: the Dean of the Lynch School of Education at Boston College, and a Director of public school partnerships from Clark University in Wooster, MA. I represented the perspective from the K-12 point of view, working with a higher education partner.

We had about 70 participants come to hear our panel on this topic (10% of those attending), about half of whom were from higher education while the second  half came from elementary and secondary schools. Clearly, there is an interest in the model we represent (and neither BC nor Clarkson are working in our model).

Interestingly, on a later panel discussing preparation for college, we had a 2013 Academy graduate speaking about her experiences at Yale and how our Academy’s hybrid high school/university curriculum prepared her well.

So, two Academy presenters got the word out about BU Academy on the same day at the NEASC conference to a wide range of our professional colleagues at colleges, universities, and independent schools. On the last day, Senator Elizabeth Warren was the breakfast speaker…but, no, I doubt she put in a plug for us!

Warm regards,
James S. Berkman
Head of School