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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Boston and the Charter School Cap

Education Next – James A. Peyser

“Well, that city actually exists, and it’s Boston. But, remarkably, the powers that be are blocking the city’s best schools from growing for the simple reason that they are charter schools.” (more)

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Study Calls for Cyberbullying Education in Elementary Schools

Education News – Muhammad Nadeem

“The Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center (MARC) has released a cyberbullying study about elementary school students that calls for a change in the way states, districts and schools address online bullying and its prevention.” (more)

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Research: Charter Schools Improve Low-Income Urban Student Achievement

Education News – Julia Lawrence

“Jay Fitzerald of The Boston Globe reports that after more than two years of research, Walters was able to arrive at the conclusion that low-income students who performed poorly on Massachusetts standardized exams while they were enrolled in public schools performed much better after transfering to charters.”(more)

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Seize the Moment to Design Schools That Close Gaps

Education Week – Paul Reville

“Too many students in Massachusetts, in spite of our high averages, are unable to enjoy the advantages of a high-quality education. Caught in that achievement gap are low-income students, English-language learners, students with disabilities, and students of color.”(more)

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Head Start Wins Award for STEM Curriculum

Latina Lista – Alberto Suris

“The GLCAC’s Head Start program recently won recognition for its innovation and leadership in teaching science, technology, engineering and mathematics to preschoolers.”(more)

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Boston Marathon bombings: tips for calming kids’ fears after tragedies

The Christian Science Monitor – Stacy Teicher Khadaroo

“Everyone from parents to teachers to mental-health professionals can have a role to play in helping kids after the Boston Marathon bombings, although what’s appropriate can depend on a child’s age.”(more)

Monday, March 25, 2013

Teacher-Prep Programs Zero In on Effective ‘Practice’

Education News Nicole Perlroth

“he’s among the 40 teachers-in-training at the Match Teacher Residency, a teacher education program run by the Boston-based Match Education, a nonprofit charter-management organization that requires candidates to practice and master a repertoire of specific competencies before they lead a full classroom.”(more)

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Natick students learning Mandarin, broadening world perspective

The MetroWest Daily News Brian Benson

“Ali Rabideau and her classmates watched intently as their teacher drew a series of characters on an overhead projector, their eyes darting between the calligraphy pens in their hands and the projector display.”(more)

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Julia Steiny: 5th Graders Having a Blast with Algebra

Education News – Julia Steiny

“…this is math class…kids get a useful assist from the “manipulatives,” concrete objects — pawns and blocks — that support a program called Hands-on Equations. Kids use the objects to build and break down algebraic equations.”(more)

Friday, January 18, 2013

Massachusetts Lt. Gov. announces expanded STEM workforce training initiatives

HR.BLR.com – Staff Writer

“Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray recently announced the expansion of five programs across the state to prepare workers for careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.”(more)