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STEM for Girls Does Matter

STEM for Girls Does Matter

Quick, name five male historic role models for kids thinking about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) careers. Now name just three women from history who could serve as a STEM role model for girls. It’s easy enough to come up with names on the...
Linda Samuels – Someone You Should Know

Linda Samuels – Someone You Should Know

Linda Samuels has a rare psychological condition. She doesn’t hear the word no. It’s not that people haven’t said no to her. They have. Many times. She just turns it into an opportunity to re-invent herself. As a young woman growing up in Mansfield,...
The Gap Year; A Leap Of Faith

The Gap Year; A Leap Of Faith

The “gap year” is in the news, thanks to Malia Obama’s announced decision to take a year off before she begins studies at Harvard. The number of students who elect to take a gap year has steadily grown here in the US, but it has long been common practice in places...
How Much Testing Is Too Much?

How Much Testing Is Too Much?

A whirlwind of facts, research data, opinions and arguments has developed around testing practices in our schools. The headlines “Nationwide Test Shows Dip in Students’ Math Abilities,” and “Study: Kids Take 100-Plus Required Tests Through 12th Grade,” add fuel to the...