The Peabody Education Foundation supports reading aloud to children through the Guest Reader program, in which individuals from the community spend 20-40 minutes each week reading to students in Peabody’s elementary schools. For more information, click the link below!
Congratulations to the 6 honorees of the 2015 George Peabody Award. Thank you to everyone who came out to support and celebrate the Peabody Education Foundation as we carry on George Peabody’s Legacy.
About Peabody Education Foundation
Founded in 1985 by a group of community members, business leaders, and educators seeking to enhance the quality of Peabody public education, the Peabody Education Foundation (formerly the Peabody Education Council) integrates resources from all facets of the community into the city’s schools. The Peabody Education Foundation provides unique programs and advanced technology to thousands of students who might otherwise not enjoy such experiences due to budget constraints. Our programs are intended to benefit and guide children as they develop into successful citizens and leaders. With the support of the community, we are able to continue offering programs to encourage creativity and inspiration in Peabody’s students.
What We Do
Provide unique programs and advanced technology to thousands of students
To benefit and guide children as they develop into successful citizens and leaders.
Congratulations to the 2015 George Peabody Legacy Award Recipients!
The Peabody Education Foundation recently recognized the achievements of six Peabody educators with the George Peabody Legacy Award. On May 19th, the Peabody Education Foundation hosted its third annual George Peabody Legacy Award ceremony in the Wiggin Auditorium at Peabody City Hall. Several hundred people came together to celebrate the accomplishments of the six award recipients: Camille Bartlett – Edward Sapienza – Ellen Carlin Endslow – Hubert Buddy McVann – Phyllis Rantz – Maryellen Flynn.
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While most people would agree that reading aloud to children is a good idea, new studies are showing just how beneficial reading aloud can be for toddlers and preschoolers. An article in the New York Times this week outlined two recent pediatric studies about the significant interactions that occur when children listen to books read aloud. Of course, this is something that the Peabody Education Foundation’s Guest Readers suspected all along!read more