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• In Pandemic Era, Will Common Analytic Data Be Sufficient to Rank Schools? by Robert Stewart   As schools start to reopen for the 2020-2021 school year under very unusual circumstances, there is always a curious inclination to question, “How good are the schools where we send our children...
A team of teachers and researchers led by UMass Lowell is developing a computer science curriculum for middle-schoolers to introduce the field to students from diverse backgrounds.      Called CS Pathways, the project aims to build culturally responsive and sustainable digital literacy and...

Marinna Boynton, a freshman from Groton, checks out a robot in the Electronics class as Engineering/Electronics instructor Richard Repucci talks to a group of freshmen. Courtesy photo

 

Students got to tour all 19 technical programs and speak with teachers in those programs. Nashoba Tech has spent the summer redesigning and reconfiguring its indoor space to better teach students in their technical programs while maintaining the proper social-distancing protocols. Students who...

This is one of a few tents set up around Florence Roach Elementary School and the Middle School which will allow students time for outdoor "mask breaks." The idea of having ocas sional relief from constantly wearing masks while inside the school buildings is one imaginative solution the School Committee has implemented. Photo by Steve Lieman

Schools Ready to Open, Teachers Approve Opening Plan; Students to Begin Sep. 16   by Robert Stewart   With a lot of hard work and an incredible amount of time, Groton-Dunstable administrators, the School Committee, and teachers are ready to begin the new school year amid a virus pandemic...
The past few months have been hectic for school administrators as they have worked with their communities to create detailed back-to-school plans. Below we present a summary survey of the plans of districts and schools in the Groton area. This table shows hybrid learning to be the method of choice...
During the summer, Nashoba Valley Technical High School has been providing nutritionally balanced meals at no cost to all area children and young adults, ages 21 and under, through the National School Lunch Program’s (NSLP) Seamless Summer Option.      The Grab and Go Meal program provides...
by Bob Katzen, BHR   The Education Committee of the State Legislature accepted only written testimony on a bill that would suspend the requirement that a student take the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) test as a graduation requirement for the school year, beginning in...
Girls on the Run Greater Boston (GOTRGB) has announced the launch of its fall 2020 season, ensuring that Boston area girls can stay active and healthy during the pandemic. Twice weekly, small teams of girls in grades three - eight are led by trained coaches through the research-based curriculum...

Masks can't hide these graduates' happiness.

by Kim McNeil, Senior Parent   When schools shut down in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, there was so much uncertainty about how G-D’s Class of 2020 seniors would navigate their much anticipated and hoped for Senior Spring.      With schools closed and learning done remotely, spring...

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