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Building Theatrical, Student-Driven Responses to National Events: Part 2

In Part 1 of this Stage One Blog Post about the February 2015 Urban Science Academy (USA) theatre showcase, Stage One Teaching Artist, James Milord, introduced his high school theatre students to the foundational elements of improvisation, character development, and storytelling. 496 more words


Keller @ Large: A Food Fight In Boston Public Schools

BOSTON (CBS) – There is a national debate over efforts to get our kids eating healthier. Many schools want to limit school lunch choices while others claim less choice means less nutrition for kids. 327 more words


Building Theatrical, Student-Driven Responses to National Events: Part 1

In February 2015 a group of students at West Roxbury’s Urban Science Academy (USA) presented a showcase of student-written scenes depicting significant moments in the lives of prominent figures from the American Civil Rights Movement. 447 more words


Guest Post from our Big Cheese Reads Gala Honoree

The Big Cheese Reads Gala is held annually each spring to celebrate our work in the Boston Public Schools, but it’s also a great opportunity to recognize our sponsors who make that work possible. 536 more words

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Boston High School Employee Charged With Trying To Kill Teen

BOSTON (CBS) — A staff member at a Jamaica Plain high school has been fired for allegedly trying to kill a teenager, authorities say.

Shaun Harrison, 55, was charged with armed assault with intent to murder in connection with the Tuesday night shooting of a 17-year-old male in Roxbury, according to Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley’s office. 142 more words


More Schools Moving To Longer School Days

By Dr. Marciene Mattleman

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - School days are getting longer. The National Center on Time and Learning, a group that promotes the extended school day, estimates that more than 1500 schools nationally now have additional hours. 129 more words

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