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Thanksgiving lessons jettison Pilgrim hats, welcome truth

November 23, 2020 | Collin Binkley (AP)

A friendly feast shared by the plucky Pilgrims and their native neighbors? That’s yesterday’s Thanksgiving story. Students in many U.S. schools are now learning a more complex lesson that includes conflict, injustice... Read More +

Thanksgiving lessons at Mass. schools are trading Pilgrim hats for historical accuracy

November 23, 2020 | Collin Binkley, AP (

A friendly feast shared by the plucky Pilgrims and their native neighbors? That’s yesterday’s Thanksgiving story.... Read More +

Brighton teacher who went above and beyond for students wins a year of rent payments on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’

November 19, 2020 | Grace Griffin (Boston Globe)

When COVID-19 shuttered schools in March, students switching to online learning had a lot of adapting to do. As the change of atmosphere and learning style proved difficult for many of her students, Brighton-... Read More +

Pioneer Charter Teachers Hit the Classroom

November 18, 2020 | Seth Daniel (Everett Independent)

One of the keys so far to a successful school year at Everett’s Pioneer Charter School has been keeping teachers in the classroom, even as students tune in remotely on computers from their homes.... Read More +

Top Massachusetts schools for sending students to college or university: Charter schools thrive in top 50%

November 17, 2020 | Amanda Getchell (

Massachusetts public charter schools take the lead with some of the highest percentages for students attending college or university in the fall of 2018-2019, ranking ahead of several traditionally prestigious districts across the state.... Read More +

Take One Minute To Thank Someone Special

November 16, 2020 | Tim Nicolette

Thank someone special. During this season of reflection and gratitude, we’d like to hear from YOU.... Read More +

From individual sessions to taking a real-world approach, here’s how teachers are adapting to the pandemic

November 15, 2020 | Naomi Martin (Boston Globe)

Teachers are facing unprecedented challenges this school year, from trying to reach invisible students who attend class without their computer’s camera turned on to juggling the demands of simultaneous online and in-person instruction.... Read More +

There Are Actually a Few Things I’ll Bring Into My Real Classroom Once This Is Over

November 12, 2020 | Meekerley Sanon (Education Post)

For families, students and staff, the start of this year was markedly different from past years. In place of student schedules and bus routes, our students received a set of Zoom links and email log-... Read More +

‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ honors Boston teacher Faith Martin with a year of free rent

November 12, 2020 | Heather Morrison (

A Boston teacher was virtually honored on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show” this week. Faith Martin is a fourth-grade teacher at Boston Renaissance Charter Public School in Hyde Park, according to WBZ NewsRadio.... Read More +

Boston Teacher Wins Free Rent On Ellen Degeneres Show

November 11, 2020 | WBZ 1030 News Radio

A fourth grade teacher at a charter school in Hyde Park won free rent for a year on the Ellen DeGeneres Show for "going above and beyond for students during COVID-19."... Read More +