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Art and athletics come together at Overhead Arts

June 16, 2018 | Catherine Carter / Contributing Writer

The athleticism of gymnastics. The grace of dance. The drama of theater. Aerial arts combine all of these elements, and Overhead Arts showcases them.

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She moved to Boston knowing no English, but ended up a valedictorian

June 16, 2018 | Jeremy C. Fox

Saïsa Nicolas vividly recalls the sights, sounds, and flavors of her early childhood in Haiti. The street vendors selling crafts and snacks, including the gooey, flavorful patties she devoured; the secret hideout she made behind the mango tree trunks she climbed for their sweet, sticky fruit.

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Alma del Mar School reaches milestone

June 15, 2018 | Daniel Schemer / Contributing Writer

NEW BEDFORD — When Alma del Mar Charter School opened its doors in 2011, it had only 120 students in grades K-2. Families placed their faith in a new school that based its academics on learning approaches different from other New Bedford schools.

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Graduates leave legacy of inspiration at Salem Academy

June 15, 2018 | Julie Manganis, / Staff Writer

SALEM — There were several references to a famous quote by Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman elected to Congress back in 1968 during Friday's graduation of the Salem Academy Charter School. 

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June 15, 2018 | THOMAS GRILLO

LYNN — KIPP Academy Charter School has closed on its purchase of the J.B. Blood Building on Wheeler Street for $3.5 million, according to the Southern Essex Registry of Deeds.

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MWCC receives grant, will help high school students plan for the future

June 15, 2018 | Athol Daily News Staff

GARDNER — Mount Wachusett Community College has received a $30,000 grant from the Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts to fund planning the future of early college education in the region.

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Foxborough resident joins state Rep. Geoff Diehl’s team

June 13, 2018 | Wicked Local Franklin

FOXBOROUGH -- State Rep. Geoff Diehl, the endorsed Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, announced that Briana Serradas, of Foxborough, will be joining his growing team as an intern.

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Four Rivers students presenting human rights project

June 12, 2018 | DAN DESROCHERS / Recorder Staff

TURNERS FALLS — Four Rivers Charter Public School students will be providing Franklin County with a glimpse into human rights issues around the world Thursday.

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Local Olmsted awards tout investments in tech, STEM and professional development

June 12, 2018 | Jenn Smith / The Berkshire Eagle

WILLIAMSTOWN — The proliferation of technology in education stood out among the next round of projects to be funded through the annual Bicentennial Olmsted Awards for Faculty and Curricular Development presented to seven Northern Berkshire schools and districts through a Williams College 

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Somerville’s Claire Collins harnesses the ‘power of play’

June 11, 2018 | For the Journal

As a kid, Somerville’s Claire Collins, 23, loved recess. It was her time during the school day where she could play games with her peers, try new things, and imagine what life would be like as an adult.

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