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Massachusetts Is Waking Up to Sleep-Friendly Schools
Terra Ziporyn, PhD
Executive Director and Co-Founder, Start School Later, Inc.; m...
Later, healthier, sleep-friendly school hours are a change whose time has come in Massachusetts. In the past month at least three districts have announced plans to delay the start of the school day to give students a chance for healthier sleep.
'Fat Letters' Sent Home To Students Spark Controversy In Massachusetts
“We need to fight obesity,” she told the news outlet, “not obese people.” "Honestly, I laughed," Tracy Watson, the mother
Joseph Cardosa, 5-Year-Old Boy, Disciplined For Making LEGO Gun At School (VIDEO)
Joseph is one of several elementary students who have been disciplined for playing with pretend or imaginary guns at school
Erik Naumann, Everett High School Principal, Under Fire For Showing Students Violent 'Terminator' Video
"The violent portrayal is what's upsetting parents," Everett Schools Superintendent Fred Foresteire told WHDH. "It's inappropriate
Quality Counts 2013 Education Rankings Come In: Maryland First, South Dakota Last
NEW YORK -- The report card is in, and the grades aren't good. But at least they're slightly better than last year's. "We're
Chris Latour, Massachusetts High School Student, Expelled For 'Cyberbullying' Senior Prank
"You know I'd like to go back to school I'd like to get my diploma and go to Westfield State like I planned on, but I don't
Liz Byron, Boston Teacher, Plans 155-Mile Run Through Sahara Desert To Raise Money For School Laptops
Click over to Byron's CrowdRise fundraising site to contribute to her cause. So the 28-year-old Gardner Pilot Academy special
Mitt Romney Spells Out Ideas On Schools But Provides Few Specifics At Education Nation
When asked by a student about alternatives to measuring kids' performance through tests, Romney said he had none. When he
Ally D'eon, Massachusetts 9-Year-Old Girl, Breaks Arm In Fall From Monkey Bars, Veterans Memorial School Fails To Call 911
According to D’eon, she had no idea of the extent of the break until she saw Ally in the school nurse’s office. “It didn't
Boston Teachers Union, School District Reach Tentative Agreement After Two Years Of Stalled Negotiations
“The tentative agreement between the Boston Teachers Union and the Boston school district is a model of what’s possible when
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Taylor Swift Could Perform At Horace Mann School For The Deaf Via Internet Contest Prank
The target this time? Taylor Swift, who could very well end up performing for an audience made up entirely of students from
Ban Milk From School Lunches: National Physicians Group Pushes Petition (DOCUMENT)
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a national vegan and physician group based out of D.C., has filed a petition
The Market for Teacher Voice
Research assistant for education policy studies at the America...
The teachers unions are under attack -- and not just from Scott Walker. In addition to attacks from politicians, media, and the public, some teachers have also voiced criticism of their unions.
U.S. Students Still Lag Behind Foreign Peers, Schools Make Little Progress In Improving Achievement
The study's findings echo years of rankings that show foreign students outpacing their American peers academically. Students
Is Education on the Cusp of a Turnaround?
Veteran newspaper reporter, Author of "On the Rocketship: How ...
Americans continue to lose faith in their public schools, a Gallup poll reported recently. Less than a third of Americans said they had a "great deal" or "quite a lot" of confidence in schools. Why the drop?
Pushing Children Out of School -- A New American Value?
Marian Wright Edelman
President, Children's Defense Fund
Every time a child is excluded from school by adults or is chronically absent without any actions to determine why, we are failing the child and undercutting the importance of education. Hundreds of years after Americans first made that connection, what will it take for us to get it again today?
Condoms For 12-Year-Olds: Springfield Massachusetts School Committee Approves Contraceptive Policy
The Springfield School Committee voted 5-1 Thursday in favor of the "Comprehensive Reproductive Health Policy," which aims
Radon In Schools: Many Classrooms Threatened By Cancer-Causing Gas, Districts Don't Require Testing
"If there's a finding… then parents are gonna go nuts," one school official told WHDH. "People panic, and I don't want that
'KKK Chicken Tenders' On Methuen, Massachusetts School Lunch Menu Sparks Controversy
About 6,500 students in four Methuen schools went home with new menus Tuesday, a day after the original one mistakenly listed
Halloween Costumes And Celebrations: Not In Schools, Principals Say
Parents of Buckman Elementary School in Portland, Ore. are petitioning the school principal's ban on Halloween costumes, with
Massachusetts Special Education Funds Misspent, Auditor Calls For Collaborative Reform
"The pervasive deficiencies we have seen in this small sampling of the 30 different collaboratives lead us to conclude that
Zero Tolerance Discipline Policies: A Failing Idea
Marian Wright Edelman
President, Children's Defense Fund
Many school children in America are on summer break right now, but here's a pop quiz about discipline policies in our nation's schools that's just for grownups.
Sharon Chanon Velazquez, Teen Bully, Speaks Out On Today Show
The now 18-year-old Velazquez acknowledged that some of what she said to Prince were "unnecessary, and you know, mean," but
Nathaniel Fujita, Mass. Teen Football Player, Charged With Murdering Ex-Girlfriend
From ABC: Astley and Fujita were reportedly close with each other's families. Astley had even interviewed Fujita's dad, who
Arlene Tessitore Files Complaint After Daughters Given Oral Sex Survey In Middle School
A Massachusetts mother of two middle school students was alarmed to discover her children had been forced to take a survey
Will Common Core Standards Make Students College-Ready?
The Tantasqua Regional board says the state was too quick to embrace the new standards, excited by the idea of potentially
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