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Daily Talker: Four-Day School Week

Students in a western Massachusetts school district could soon be going to class just four days a week.

The superintendent of Mohawk Trail Regional School District says not only would the plan save money, it would also help students

01/09/2014

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Dreams Are Goals With A Deadline

Well it’s that time of year when we want to undo or redo whatever we did last year.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–01/06/2014

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Daily Talker: Digital Textbooks

An all-boys Catholic high school in New York state has gone digital.

Archbishop Stepinac High School got rid of nearly all its printed textbooks and is having students use tablets and laptops instead. Textbooks are stored online, allowing all students access to all books, no matter what grade they are in.

12/23/2013

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Daily Talker: Virtual Schools

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is reviewing a company that wants to open the second virtual school in Massachusetts.

The Massachusetts Connections Academy of Learning Excellence is the only organization to apply this year. It hopes to enroll 1,500 students to start, with 6,000 by its fifth year of operation.

12/16/2013

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Daily Talker: How Should Longer School Day Be Used?

Some students in the Boston and Salem school districts will soon be spending a lot more time in the classroom. They are joining a program already in place in Lawrence and Fall River.

11/13/2013

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Using U.S. Savings Bonds For College Savings

The Education Bond Program was the first program available to offer any kind of a tax break for parents trying to save for college.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–11/07/2013

New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston. (Credit: New England Holocaust Memorial Website)

NightSide – Rhonda Fink Whitman Talks About Lack Of Historic Knowledge

Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

10/28/2013

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New England Colleges To Talk Affordable Education

A senior federal official is set to join New England education leader in Boston to discuss creative ways to make college affordable and accessible.

10/19/2013

Pakistani teen activist Malala Yousafzai and her father, Ziauddin, received a bust of President Kennedy in Boston on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 (Credit: WBZ-TV)

Pakistani Teen Brings Campaign For Educating Girls To JFK Library

It’s not often that close to 1,000 people – mostly adults – hang on every single word a teenager has to say.

10/12/2013

Malala Yousafzai (WBZ-TV Photo)

Harvard Honors 16-Year-Old Pakistani Girl Who Survived Taliban Assassination Attempt

A Pakistani girl who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban is being honored as Harvard’s 2013 humanitarian of the year.

09/27/2013

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