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Sunday, November 24, 2013

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 growing concern about the initiative.”(more)

Monday, November 11, 2013

New N.Y.C., Boston Mayors Vow to Act Fast on Education

Education Week – Lesli A. Maxwell and Alyssa Morones

“Control over public schooling in Boston and New York City promises to look different in both cities after voters last week anointed new mayors who have pledged to move quickly to make their imprint on K-12 education.”(more)

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Mass. ranks 1st in US in global education study


“Polish up your best “wicked smaht” accents: Massachusetts has finished first among states in a study comparing the academic performance of American students with others around the globe.”(more)

Monday, September 16, 2013

Expecting the Best Yields Results in Massachusetts

The New York Times – Kenneth Chang

“Conventional wisdom and popular perception hold that American students are falling further and further behind in science and math achievement. The statistics from this state tell a different story.” (more)

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)