Boston Finds That Quality Preschool Is Worth The Effort

NPR – David Scharfenberg “Preschool is getting a lot of attention these days. President Obama and mayors across the country are touting preschool as an important investment in the economy. As policymakers weigh the costs and benefits of “preschool...

Using STEM at the preschool level as a springboard to success

Mass Live – Louis Ricciardi “For children ages 4 and under, structured early STEM education exposure sparks the kind of intellectual creativity, critical thinking and development of habits of mind that lays the groundwork for their entire academic...

Some kids eat more veggies with new school lunch rules

USA Today – Kim Painter “Research teams visited each school twice before the changes, in fall 2011, and twice after the changes, in fall 2012. They noted tray contents in the lunch line and then collected the numbered trays and weighed the leftovers after...

Reporting Concussions, Head Injuries On The Rise in Massachusetts

Education News – Mirabel Shanny “According to a recent survey in Massachusetts, an increasing number of students have suffered from concussions or head injuries while playing school sports. Awareness of such injuries has increased to avoid long term...

More states delay Common Core testing as concerns grow

The Washington Post – Valerie Strauss “Massachusetts and Louisiana, both seen as important in the world of school reform, have decided to delay the implementation of high-stakes standardized tests aligned to the Common Core State Standards in the face of...