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  • New Wimpy Kid ‘The Getaway’ Debuts Today

    New Wimpy Kid ‘The Getaway’ Debuts Today0

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    • November 7, 2017

    By Melissa Shaw This year has been a big one for Massachusetts author/illustrator Jeff Kinney: The release of his latest movie, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, the 10th anniversary of his best-selling series, and now today’s release of the 12th book, The Getaway. The new book takes The Heffleys where readers have

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  • 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

    2017 Holiday Gift Guide1

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    • November 6, 2017

    Little Tikes Pogo-IT $39.99 Kids ages 4+ can get moving and have fun with this electronic bounce game, which combines interactive play with music and sensor technology to get kids balancing, jumping, and moving to score points.   NOYO Crayons $8.99 These Not Your Ordinary Crayons are a 3-in-1 wonder. They color like a crayon,

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  • Concern Rises Over Future MCAS 2.0 Passing Rates

    Concern Rises Over Future MCAS 2.0 Passing Rates0

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    • November 1, 2017

    By Doug Page Concerned that high numbers of Bay State tenth graders will fail the new version of the MCAS test — and, as a result, not graduate high school — Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Acting Commissioner Jeff Wulfson is offering a lifeline. At the Oct. 24 meeting of the Massachusetts Board

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  • Tween Wins National Honors for Fundraising Work

    Tween Wins National Honors for Fundraising Work0

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    • October 30, 2017

    By Michelle Perras-Charron Ella Morrison of Middleborough has taken the age-old saying, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade,” and flipped it on its head. Using her lemonade stand, Ella’s Lemonade Shop, the 12-year-old has raised $50,000 over the past five years to support childhood cancer research. For her efforts, she was recently named a

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  • Mass Secretary of Education Questioned Over Charter Schools

    Mass Secretary of Education Questioned Over Charter Schools0

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    • October 27, 2017

    By Doug Page Democrat Jay Gonzalez, a former member of Gov. Deval Patrick’s cabinet who wants to be the state’s next governor, also wants answers from Massachusetts Secretary of Education James Peyser about his involvement in last year’s charter school ballot question. At the Oct. 24 Massachusetts Board of Education (BOE) meeting, Gonzalez discussed a

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  • Target Expands Clothing Line for Children With Special Needs

    Target Expands Clothing Line for Children With Special Needs0

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    • October 19, 2017

    Target is expanding its in-house Cat & Jack clothing line to include even more adaptive apparel for children with special needs. After introducing a selection of sensory-friendly apparel pieces in August, which featured tagless and flat seam styles, Target is expanding Cat & Jack to include a 40-item assortment of fashionable adaptive apparel pieces to

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