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Boston Scenes 12/12/2013

(l-r) TV personality Star Jones, executive coach and author Priscilla H. Douglas and Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen owner Darryl Settles at the launch of Douglas’ new book “Getting There & Staying There.” The event, held at Darryl’s Corner Bar, featured a discussion and question and answer session with Douglas moderated by Jones.
Breakthrough Greater Boston, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preparing under-resourced students to attend four-year colleges and to training the next generation of urban teachers, hosted its annual “Breakthroughs in Education” event on Dec. 5. Now in its sixth year, the lecture series, featuring experts working to improve urban education, raised $100,000 in supporter contributions. (l-r) Boston Public Schools Chief Equity Officer Tanisha Sullivan, BPS Deputy Superintendent of Academics Eileen de los Reyes, keynote speaker Dr. Pedro Noguera, Breakthrough Greater Boston Board Chair Elizabeth Hodder, Breakthrough Greater Boston Executive Director Elissa Spelman, Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson, BPS Executive Director of the Achievement Gap Dr. Carroll Blake.
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