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  • BOE Chairman Sagan repeats last year’s speech on campaign contributions

    BOE Chairman Sagan repeats last year’s speech on campaign contributions0

    By Doug Page His critics likely gave him the one thing they never intended — a platform to defend his actions and sell his position. But if readers look closely at what Massachusetts Board of Education (BOE) Chairman Paul Sagan told his fellow members regarding the issue of adding new charter schools, they’ll note he

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  • The Developmental Magic of Music and Children

    The Developmental Magic of Music and Children0

    By Melissa Shaw Seven pairs of parents and preschoolers stand in a circle — but not for long. Soon they’re pretending to be squirrels, digging, swinging their tails, hopping…and singing. At the direction of music educator Jan Barlow, the group quickly becomes ducklings, foreheads on the carpet, posteriors in air, mimicking ducks underwater. The group

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  • How Tweens and Teens Can Learn Tolerance Through Literature

    How Tweens and Teens Can Learn Tolerance Through Literature0

    By Kristin Guay In today’s middle and high schools, teens are exposed to a more diverse population than ever before, involving students, parents, and school staff. This diversity is reflected in religion, culture, language, sexual identification and preference, and political beliefs. While this exposure to a diverse population has numerous benefits, it has also created

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  • 5 Easy Tips for Back-to-School Budgeting

    5 Easy Tips for Back-to-School Budgeting0

    By Rachel Cruze Can you feel it? Fall is right around the corner, and that means it’s back-to-school time! Hopefully, you haven’t waited until the last minute and you have most of your shopping done. If not, that’s OK! Here are a few guidelines as you get everything together for your child’s first day back

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  • Fun Ways to Sharpen Kids’ Skills Before They Head Back to School

    Fun Ways to Sharpen Kids’ Skills Before They Head Back to School0

    By Kristin Guay Part 2 of a 2-part series There’s about a month of summer vacation — or perhaps less — left before your child heads back to school. You can subtlety get them back in the learning mindset through fun, everyday activities that will create family memories and begin charging their brains up for

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  • Now Hiring: Who Will Be the Next Head of Massachusetts Public Schools?

    Now Hiring: Who Will Be the Next Head of Massachusetts Public Schools?2

    By Doug Page Education is to Massachusetts what oil is to Texas — it put the state on the map. Since the Commonwealth’s earliest days, when it was settled by the Puritans, education has been at the forefront, leading it to establishing world-renown universities and, in time, what many now consider the country’s best public

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