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Schools

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Massachusetts Schools Ranked No. 2 in Nation

Massachusetts Schools Ranked No. 2 in Nation

New Jersey topped WalletHub’s "Best and Worst School Systems" list.
Barnstable Public Schools Closed Wednesday

Barnstable Public Schools Closed Wednesday

Barnstable Public Schools will be closed on Wednesday.
Three Barnstable Schools Will Take Possible MCAS Replacement Test

Three Barnstable Schools Will Take Possible MCAS Replacement Test

Eighteen states worked together to develop the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exam.
Virtual Classes to Offset Snow Days?

Virtual Classes to Offset Snow Days?

One Massachusetts high school gave it a try.
Snow Days Don't Impact Student Learning, Harvard Professor Finds

Snow Days Don't Impact Student Learning, Harvard Professor Finds

New findings from Harvard reveal that keeping schools open during a storm could be potentially more detrimental to learning than school closure.
Barnstable Public Schools Closed Wednesday

Barnstable Public Schools Closed Wednesday

After-school activities for Tuesday were also cancelled.
Barnstable Public Schools Closed Friday, Jan. 3

Barnstable Public Schools Closed Friday, Jan. 3

Barnstable Public Schools will be closed on Friday, Jan. 3.
Barnstable Public Schools Closed Jan. 2

Barnstable Public Schools Closed Jan. 2

Barnstable Public Schools will be closed Thursday, Jan. 2, due to impending winter weather.
Back to the Classroom: Barnstable 2013-14 School Calendar

Back to the Classroom: Barnstable 2013-14 School Calendar

Get the full calendar before students head back to school on Sept. 3.
Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

A list of tips and ideas to help kids adapt to the new national curriculum requirements in school.
When Does School Close for Christmas/Winter Vacation in Barnstable?

When Does School Close for Christmas/Winter Vacation in Barnstable?

Find out when Barnstable students start winter break.
How the Common Core Kills Cursive

How the Common Core Kills Cursive

As cursive becomes endangered in schools, Americans evaluate what it’s really good for.
Understanding Common Core: A Breakdown of the Pros and Cons

Understanding Common Core: A Breakdown of the Pros and Cons

A big change is underway in the world of American education.
5 Tips to Stop Sexual Violence Among Teens

5 Tips to Stop Sexual Violence Among Teens

A new study reveals that sexual violence among young Americans is a serious problem.
Schools Increasingly Sort Through Students’ Social Media

Schools Increasingly Sort Through Students’ Social Media

One private company estimates it will be monitoring students’ tweets in over 3,000 schools by year’s end.
Today's College Grads Won't Be Able to Retire Until They're 73

Today's College Grads Won't Be Able to Retire Until They're 73

Student loan debt likely will force today's college grads to work longer.
Checking Your Teen’s Facebook For Cyberbullying Isn’t Enough

Checking Your Teen’s Facebook For Cyberbullying Isn’t Enough

Regular inspection of your child’s texts, Facebook and Twitter may not show whether they’re involved in cyberbullying.
Kids and Sleep: The Schedule Doesn’t Add Up

Kids and Sleep: The Schedule Doesn’t Add Up

To do everything you’re supposed to do, you’d need a time machine.
Do You Agree with the Punishment?

Do You Agree with the Punishment?

A North Andover High School student has been punished for picking her friend up at a party.
Distracted Driving Simulator Arrives at Barnstable High

Distracted Driving Simulator Arrives at Barnstable High

O’Brien’s Centerville Insurance Agency brought the Distractology 101 tour to Barnstable this week.