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Minuteman Regional Gets Part of $1.3 Million Grant for Auto Program

Minuteman Regional Gets Part of $1.3 Million Grant for Auto Program

The grant is to improve the school's auto program.
Should Schools Get Rid of the MCAS?

Should Schools Get Rid of the MCAS?

This spring, students will field-test a new exam.
Concord Public Schools Closed Thursday

Concord Public Schools Closed Thursday

Concord Public School students can stay home Thursday.
Two Concord Schools Will Take Possible MCAS Replacement Test

Two Concord 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.
Students Rejoice: No School Friday in Concord

Students Rejoice: No School Friday in Concord

2014's first snowstorm whites out a second school day in Concord.
Concord Public Schools Closed Thursday, Jan. 2

Concord Public Schools Closed Thursday, Jan. 2

Concord Superintendent of Schools Diana Rigby made the announcement Wednesday night on Twitter.
Wally Johnston is Running for Concord School Committee

Wally Johnston is Running for Concord School Committee

Says, 'Continued excellence will hinge on positively engaging ... parents, teachers, administrators [and] caring citizens.'
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.
School Committees, Superintendent Announce ‘Listening Sessions’

School Committees, Superintendent Announce ‘Listening Sessions’

Monthly sessions aim to enhance public participating and access to information.