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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.
Work on Winchester High Additions/Renovations Now Officially Underway

Work on Winchester High Additions/Renovations Now Officially Underway

Local and state officials held a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday.
Heritage Singers at McCall School Win Music Competition

Heritage Singers at McCall School Win Music Competition

Group comes out on top at Music in the Parks Festival.
New Principal Hired for Winchester High

New Principal Hired for Winchester High

Sean Kiley has sered as the principal at Exeter (NH) High School for the past two years.
Virtual Classes to Offset Snow Days?

Virtual Classes to Offset Snow Days?

One local 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.
Mystic Valley to Compete on WGBH's 'High School Quiz Show'

Mystic Valley to Compete on WGBH's 'High School Quiz Show'

Find out which Massachusetts school Mystic Valley Regional Charter School will square off with in the opening round of WGBH's "High School Quiz Show" tournament.
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.