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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.
Sacred Heart Early Childhood Center Earns Wicked Local's Readers Choice Award

Sacred Heart Early Childhood Center Earns Wicked Local's Readers Choice Award

Sacred Heart Early Childhood Center was voted the number one choice in Kingston under the Daycare/Preschool category.
9 Plymouth Schools Will Take Possible MCAS Replacement Test

9 Plymouth 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.
Plymouth Public Schools Closed Wednesday

Plymouth Public Schools Closed Wednesday

Plymouth public school students can stay home Wednesday.
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.
Plymouth Public Schools Are Closed Wednesday

Plymouth Public Schools Are Closed Wednesday

Evening activities are also cancelled for Tuesday and Wednesday.
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 Plymouth?

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

Find out when students start winter break.
Plymouth Public Schools Half Day Nov. 20

Plymouth Public Schools Half Day Nov. 20

There will be a half day of school in Plymouth on Wednesday, Nov. 20.
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.
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.