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  • Teachers: Get Free Hidden Figures DVD, Curriculum Guide

    Teachers: Get Free Hidden Figures DVD, Curriculum Guide0

    Non-profit organization Journeys in Film is offering a free curriculum guide for high school teachers centered around the award-winning movie, Hidden Figures. The group has prepared eight free, comprehensive, standards-aligned lesson plans for secondary students around the experience of the African-American women, known as “human computers,” who worked at the NASA Center in Langley, Virginia, and provided

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  • New Boston Environmental Museum Opens for Families

    New Boston Environmental Museum Opens for Families0

    Boston environment science learning and action non-profit “e” inc. last month opened the doors of its new museum: the “e” inc. Environment Science, Discovery, and Action Museum. The inaugural exhibit, Weather and Climate: Our Changing World, is geared toward children ages 8 to 13, and is open for school field trips during the week and

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  • State Officials Vague on New Standardized Test

    State Officials Vague on New Standardized Test4

    Massachusetts students in Grades 3 through 8 will take a new standardized test this month, but it’s unclear how new the test really is. Dubbed “MCAS 2.0” in October 2015 by Mitchell Chester, commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), the new test was proposed by Chester as a compromise between

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  • Why The Best Educational Toys Are Right Under Your Nose

    Why The Best Educational Toys Are Right Under Your Nose0

    The best, most educational toys an infant or toddler can have are right under parents’ noses and, mostly likely, are free or very low cost. To adults, pots, wooden spoons, empty boxes, and even Corian tile samples, silicone muffin cups, and Velcro hair rollers may look like a bunch of unrelated junk, but to children,

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  • 7 Ways to Engage Reluctant Readers

    7 Ways to Engage Reluctant Readers0

    Many adults and children appreciate the pleasure of reading an entertaining and engaging book, short story, or article on a favorite subject or interesting matter. Who can argue with Walt Disney when he said, “There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island”? However, there are some children who

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  • EcoTarium Brings New Exhibit Home With ‘City Science’

    EcoTarium Brings New Exhibit Home With ‘City Science’2

    Cities are carved out of the environment, creating a phenomenon blurring the line between urban infrastructure and the natural ecology it is replacing — or frequently displacing. Last month, the EcoTarium launched a new permanent exhibit exploring how cities maintain their infrastructure while preserving the natural communities that live in and around them. Aptly titled

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