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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.
Governor Patrick Releases Task Force Report on School Safety and Security

Governor Patrick Releases Task Force Report on School Safety and Security

The report includes recommendations for school districts on how to improve their schools’ safety and security.
6 Mass. Colleges Facing Federal Sex Assault Probe

6 Mass. Colleges Facing Federal Sex Assault Probe

They are part of 55 colleges across the country under investigation by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights for possible mishandling of complaints related to sexual ass
Runkle School Vice Principal Named Finalist for Arlington Job

Runkle School Vice Principal Named Finalist for Arlington Job

The following is from the Arlington Public Schools.
Newbury College to Host Auction to Raise Money for Scholarship Program

Newbury College to Host Auction to Raise Money for Scholarship Program

Bid on a Bright Future Auction is the largest fundraiser for the College.
UMass Dartmouth Student Co-MCs MLK Breakfast

UMass Dartmouth Student Co-MCs MLK Breakfast

United Latino Society student member Ayla Sanchez of Brookline served as Co-Masters of Ceremonies for the breakfast.
Kelly Greenberg, BU Coach, Accused of Bullying

Kelly Greenberg, BU Coach, Accused of Bullying

Four players reportedly quit the women's basketball team.
Theater Troupes Compete Saturday

Theater Troupes Compete Saturday

Massachusetts high school students compete in festival preliminaries.
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.
Brookline Makes Globe/Holy Cross List of State's Top Fifteen High Schools

Brookline Makes Globe/Holy Cross List of State's Top Fifteen High Schools

"Dreamschool" is a project of the Boston Globe and College of the Holy Cross.
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.