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Global Learning Charter Public School launches free, virtual professional development series for teachers

November 6, 2019 | The Standard Times

Teachers working at schools in local communities are invited to join a virtual professional development series culminating with a collaborative workshop in the spring of 2020.... Read More +

SLIDESHOW: Students in costume but not for Halloween

November 1, 2019 | Bryan Eaton

Some local school students are dressing up in costume, but not necessarily for Halloween. The students at River Valley Charter School and North Shore Montessori School in Rowley researched famous people and presented their life... Read More +

TEACHER VOICE: Finding civility in an eighth-grade civics classroom

October 31, 2019 | Závon Billups

Every time I turn on the news, I think about my eighth-graders. As I look back on my preparation for my first year as a teacher, in 2018, my fears, ideas and overthinking now... Read More +

Salem Academy team to compete for spot on ‘High School Quiz Show’

October 25, 2019 | Elizabeth Friar

SALEM — A team of students from Salem Academy Charter School is competing Sunday for a chance to appear on the 11th season of "High School Quiz Show." The Salem Academy team is one of eight... Read More +

Editorial: Bringing awareness to mental health challenges so many face

October 25, 2019 | Greenfield Recorder

Most Americans know baseline first aid protocol for someone having a heart attack: Call 911; begin CPR if the person is unconscious (about 100 to 120 compressions per minute). If an automated external defibrillator is... Read More +


October 24, 2019 | Thor Jourgensen

LYNN — Local schools and childcare organizations turned their halls Thursday evening into science classrooms bustling with robots, goop experiments, and climate change demonstrations to prove that Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) “is a very... Read More +

The Teachers’ Lounge: Recess for educators of color

October 22, 2019 | Jeneé Osterheldt

The field trip is sold out. Sounds strange, but it happens every month at The Teachers’ Lounge. No students are present at this teachers-only respite, a special kind of recess. Once a month, usually... Read More +

Teach students difficult histories for more engaged citizens

October 21, 2019 | Susannah Remillard

Susannah Remillard, a middle-school teacher and Fulbright scholar, says "students deserve more than an easy mythology" when learning complicated and difficult histories. Remillard outlines her comparative research into the sanitized colonial myths and foundational... Read More +

Alma students ask tough questions at candidate forum

October 17, 2019 | Kiernan Dunlop

NEW BEDFORD — Alma del Mar Charter School students didn’t shy away from the tough questions at the City Council Candidate Forum held at the school Wednesday night. Eighth grader Angele Semedo started off the... Read More +

Four Rivers one of 35 schools to participate in mental health pilot program

October 14, 2019 | Melina Bourdeau

GREENFIELD — Starting in December, juniors at Four Rivers Charter Public School will learn about mental illnesses and addictions by participating in the country’s teen Mental Health First Aid (tMHFA) pilot program. In a partnership... Read More +