News from the BHS Innovation Fund


Genesis of the Fund

First, came a tragedy. In 1980, Andrew Warren Lurie, a Brookline High School graduate in his freshman year at the University of Chicago, died of an infection at school. Years later, his parents, Bob and Syrul Lurie, came to Bob Weintraub, the headmaster of the high...

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C-SPAN’s StudentCam 2018 Video Documentary Competition

The Brookline High School Innovation Fund is proud to announce national recognition in C-SPAN's StudentCam 2018 Video Documentary Competition for BHS students Chloe Janes, Bryan Zhu, and Romy Meehan for their film, Under Siege. Responding to the...

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Interview with Superintendent Andrew Bott

February 16, 2017 Jessica Eber: As a high school parent, I’m most interested in hearing you talk about your vision for BHS. I’d like to start by asking you to describe it. Andrew Bott: The Education Plan for the high school spelled out a vision for BHS through a...

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Catching Up with the Racial Awareness Seminar

The Racial Awareness Seminar is a year-long sophomore elective that was seeded by the 21st Century Fund in 2016-2017. This seminar-style class is designed to foster students’ capacity to reflect on and speak effectively about racial identity, and to create a learning...

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A Conversation with Aubrey Love & Andrew Maglathlin

A conversation with Aubrey Love (Physics) and Andrew Maglathlin (Art) about Engineering Innovation and Design, the class they are currently developing with support from the 21st Century Fund 21CF: Let’s start with a description of the new class. Andrew Maglathlin:...

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Interview with Headmaster Anthony Meyer

November 1, 2016 Q: In your view, what is the Fund’s role at BHS? A: I think the Fund’s role is to spur and foster innovation at the high school. To me that means supporting teachers and supporting really interesting ideas that would benefit kids. It could be regular...

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Dials and Smiles Update

Phone-A-Thon 2016 was a great success, and we were so happy to find that people really do still answer their phones! Our tireless volunteers ate more than a few pizzas and had lots of fun and laughs while making over 400 phone calls. We got to talk with committed...

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