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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.

Blue Hills Vocational Makes 'Best Schools in Mass.' List

GoLocal Worcester released its third annual ranking of the best high schools in Massachusetts.
Canton Much Closer to Getting a New Playground

Canton Much Closer to Getting a New Playground

Playground will be replaced this summer
Hansen Elementary School Students Raise Money for Norwood Hospital Pediatric Patients

Hansen Elementary School Students Raise Money for Norwood Hospital Pediatric Patients

More than $500 raised by "Hansen Has a Heart" campaign.
Barry Finegold Announces Candidacy for State Treasurer

Barry Finegold Announces Candidacy for State Treasurer

Several colleagues spoke on behalf of Finegold during a Wednesday event in Hyde Park.
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.
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.
Lots of Fun Coming to Hansen School For Fall Carnival

Lots of Fun Coming to Hansen School For Fall Carnival

Bouncy houses, tattoos and face painting coming to Canton
Canton Schools Participate in Coats for Kids Drive

Canton Schools Participate in Coats for Kids Drive

Three Canton schools will help one local business collect winter coats for those in need.