Massachusetts Personalized Learning Network Planning Grantees K-12 Breakthrough Models

MA PLN Center for Collaborative Education Massachusetts Personalized Learning Network
Primary Contact Name: 
Stacy Young
Funding Framework: 
Grant Type: 
Regional Planning
Start Date: 
Fall 2017 or Fall 2018
Startup Type: 
Complete redesign

Walsh Middle School

  • Grades Served: 6-8
    Location: Framingham, MA
    Operator: Framingham Public Schools
    Operator Type: District
    Setting: Urban
    Students: 690
  • Hallmark Features: Student Exhibitions, Performing Arts Program

Walsh Middle School is an urban middle school situated in Framingham, just west of Boston. Framingham Public School’s vision of developing each student as a lifelong learner is central to Walsh’s program development and work with students.  The community of Walsh is committed to the academic, social, physical, and emotional development of each student.  This commitment is supported by a philosophy based on differentiation, high expectations, participation, cooperation, and respect for all.


Garfield Middle School

  • Grades Served: 6-8
    Location: Revere, MA
    Operator: Revere Public Schools
    Operator Type: District
    Setting: Urban
    Students: 509
  • Hallmark Features: Expanded Learning Time, Advisory, iPad Initiative 

Garfield Middle School recognizes that learning occurs on many levels in many different ways. Their schedule includes expanded learning time which emphasizes the importance of educating the “whole” child on multiple levels: academic, social/emotional, and  physiological. Through partnerships and community involvement, Garfield Middle School endeavors to create meaningful educational and enrichment opportunities that meet the needs of their students that prepare their diverse student population to be successful students and productive citizens in a rapidly changing technological society. 


Massachusetts Personalized Learning Network

Learn more about the Massachusetts Personalized Learning Network, part of the NGLC Regional Funds for Breakthrough Schools, and led by the Center for Collaborative Education.