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CDC, Horizons for Homeless Children partner

The teachers and families of the The Center for the Development of Children (CDC) recently partnered with Horizons for Homeless Children to assist those in need. The mission of Horizons for Homeless Children is to improve the lives of young homeless children in Massachusetts and help their families succeed by providing high-quality early education, opportunities...
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‘A good life’ for Walpole’s Harland Cook

By Linda Thomas Hometown Weekly Correspondent Following each of the two world wars in which the United States helped save parts of humanity from the aggression of others, Americans felt a strong desire to make the world a better place, to create a brighter future. A generation of Americans who helped save the world now raised children whose...
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Sunita Williams returns for school dedication

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By Amelia Tarallo  Hometown Weekly Staff It’s not every day that a town gets to dedicate a school like the new Sunita L. Williams Elementary. With its numerous media centers, its state-of-the-art classrooms, and its creative playground, the school represents a perfect educational haven for both staff and students. But it’s also not every day...
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Jay Mankita teaches engineering through play

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter With schools increasingly trying to lead children to STEM careers, there is a huge need to make engineering seem as fun as long-beloved subjects like art and music. Looking to fill that gap, Jay Mankita brought his Rube Goldberg machine building event, Playful Engineers, to the Sherborn Community...
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MCPE awards $131,000 in grants

The Medfield Coalition for Public Education (MCPE) has awarded $131,000 in grant funds to Medfield Public Schools initiatives over the past year. The coalition funded 34 grants across Medfield’s five schools. The grants span multiple areas of education, including curriculum enhancements in science, art and reading, classroom enhancements and initiatives for students’ personal development. District-wide grants...
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Wellesley ABC launches capital campaign

By Rama K. Ramaswamy Education is a gift that keeps on giving. Residents are invited to support forty-six years of success with Wellesley A Better Chance (ABC) and its capital campaign to purchase a permanent home for scholars in proximity to Wellesley High School. ABC believes that better educational opportunities lead to better lives and a...
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Illuminating the Dark Side of the Moon

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By Ethan Lee Hometown Weekly Correspondent Part I: Lessons from Afghan Students “Illuminating the Dark Side of the Moon” is a series written by Hometown Weekly Correspondent Ethan Lee, a student at Needham High School. As a reporter, Ethan has focused on revealing truths about misunderstood cultures around the global community. Thus, when Ethan noted absence...
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