Eye On Education

Newly appointed Chief of Education Rahn Dorsey. (WBZ-TV)

Eye On Education: Mayor’s New Education Chief Seeking Changes

WBZ-TV’s Paula Ebben sat down with new Boston Public Schools Chief Rahn Dorsey.

10/14/2014

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The People Who Took Us To The Moon

This year marks the 45th anniversary of the 1969 landing on the moon and the realization of President Kennedy’s dream.

10/13/2014

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Smart Mouse: Using Your Grip As Your Computer Password

The “Biometric Pressure Grip” is a sensor that measures how hard and how tightly someone holds a mouse, then uses that information as part of a multi-step login process.

10/13/2014

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Is Competency-Based Learning The Future Of Education?

The traditional approach to formal education ties students to classrooms. Competency-based education programs grant credentials based on what a student knows.

10/13/2014

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A Redesigned SAT Will Debut In Spring 2016

The College Board, who administers the SAT, announced earlier this year they are giving the exam a major overhaul and cite eight specific changes.

10/13/2014

Geography night at North Andover Middle School. (WBZ-TV)

Eye On Education: Geography Teacher Brings World To His Students

In North Andover, a teacher has made geography the focus of one of the most fun nights of the school year.

10/08/2014

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Who Is Eligible For Student Loan Forgiveness?

The federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) is an incentive for these graduates to consider taking jobs in public service areas.

10/06/2014

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New Technology Making Its Way Into The Classroom

In the past, teachers gave lessons using chalkboards, filmstrips and overhead projectors — methods that had limited interactivity. Teachers now have multiple ways of presenting content. Students can now demonstrate their learning in ways other than pencil-and-paper tests.

10/06/2014

Medford kindergartners use Scratch Jr. (WBZ-TV)

Eye On Education: App Teaches Kids Computer Programming

A new app from researchers at MIT and Tufts teaches kids basic computer programming.

10/01/2014

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College Affordability: Know Your Federal Student Loan Repayment Options

More than 70 percent of undergraduate college students take out student loans to help with college costs. The U.S. Department of Education offers several different repayment plans to ease the burden of loan payments for new graduates as they work to establish their careers.

09/29/2014

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