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Schools

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Bedford Ranks 21 on Boston Magazine's Best Schools List

Bedford Ranks 21 on Boston Magazine's Best Schools List

Bedford ranks higher than last year.
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.
Middlesex Offers Technical Writing Certificate Program

Middlesex Offers Technical Writing Certificate Program

Enroll now for Middlesex Community College's Writing Technical Information Certificate Program.
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.
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.
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.
Parents on Homework Load: ‘This Is Not Sustainable’

Parents on Homework Load: ‘This Is Not Sustainable’

The debate over homework rages among American parents and educators, and many question its value altogether.
Why School Peanut Bans Keep Changing

Why School Peanut Bans Keep Changing

Reports of severe allergic reactions have spiked, but that doesn’t mean your kid’s PB&J’s are banned.
Is It the End of the MCAS Exam?

Is It the End of the MCAS Exam?

Schools will test new online exam that could replace the MCAS.
What Do You Think About Bedford’s MCAS Scores?

What Do You Think About Bedford’s MCAS Scores?

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released the test results.
France Hates Youth Beauty Pageants. Should We?

France Hates Youth Beauty Pageants. Should We?

France wants to ban Honey Boo Boo-style pageants and crass child advertising. The former would never happen in the US, but the latter could.
Louis CK Explains How to Fight Cyberbullying

Louis CK Explains How to Fight Cyberbullying

The comedian says part of the problem can be solved by just not giving kids phones.