Extras for Creative Learning is a nonprofit organization that funnels
castoff items from businesses into the hands of teachers, day care
providers and parents. And the economic downturn is fueling a boom in
The Dover Public Schools’ Special Education Department is offering a free screening for 3-and 4-year-old children who reside in Dover and may have developmental delays or disabilities that may affect school performance.
Screening will take place on March 31 at the Chickering School, 29 Cross St., Dover.
Parents who suspect that their child may have a disability or may be developmentally delayed in any area are encouraged to contact Elissa Yanco at 508-785-0480, ext. 2206, to schedule a screening appointment.
General questions in regard to the special education process and services may be directed to:
Sally Winslow, Administrator of Special Education
29 Cross St., Dover, MA 02030
508-785-0480, ext. 1031
IT’S Monday morning, and you’re having trouble waking your teenagers. You’re not alone. Indeed, each morning, few of the country’s 17 million high school students are awake enough to get much out of their first class, particularly if it starts before 8 a.m. Sure, many of them stayed up too late the night before, but not because they wanted to.
Nancy Kalish is the co-author of “The Case Against Homework: How Homework Is Hurting Our Children and What We Can Do About It.”
We have research projects for Brownies and for school. Dinos and countries on the brain. Here are some great online (& authoritative) research databases for kids to get those projects done. Many from the library and you need your library card to access. Will be adding more as we go, please leave comments with more great sites. Thnx!
Delma Josephson has recently been appointed assistant superintendent of the Narragansett Regional School District. She has 26 years of experience in Harvard Public Schools as a teacher, health coordinator, dean of students, and assistant to the superintendent/ principal.
Lynne Sarasin, Deputy Superintendent of Schools, Lexington. A Bio from one of her books gives us some info on her background:
Lynne Celli Sarasin received a BA in Sociology and Education from
Clark University (Worcester, MA) in 1982, an Med in Curriculum, Instruction, and
Administration from Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA) in 1988, and a PhD in Curriculum
and Instruction from Boston College in 1991. Dr. Celli Sarasin has been committed to the education profession
for fifteen years and has worked diligently for her students and their learning success.
Her professional research focus is in the area of student learning styles and teaching
Valerie Spriggs, Superintendent of Schools for the Southern Berkshire Regional School District: some info on her degrees can be on the SBRSD Certifications & Degrees:
M.Ed. Administration & Supervision, Curriculum & Instruction, University of South Florida; BA, Elementary Education, University of South Florida
You can also read about some of the issues the SBRSD is having with its budget here.
Christine Tyrie, Superintendent of Schools for SAU 24 representing four school districts in New Hampshire. See an article in the Metrowest Daily News about her interviews for the Natick Superintendent's job here.Some info on her background from that article:
"I'm no longer looking to build a resume," said Tyrie, who has held
positions of math and science teacher, assistant superintendent and
superintendent over the past 16 years. She is currently the
Superintendent in Henniker, NH.
And even more info on her accomplishments in the district in this article.
If you're really motivated, you can use GreatSchools.net to compare the schools in these districts to that of Dover & Sherborn.
With girls outperforming boys these days in high school and college, educators have been sparring over whether there is a crisis in the education of boys. Some suggest the need for more single-sex schools, more male role models or new teaching techniques. Others are experimenting with physical changes in classrooms that encourage boys to move around, rather than trying to anchor them to their seats.
Link: How to Get Into Harvard - WSJ.com : A WSJ study finds that certain high schools have a remarkable record of sending their students to elite colleges. ...Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass., is a virtual factory, sending 19 kids to Harvard this fall...
With the new school year now in full swing, the Dover-Sherborn Regional School Committee is planning to implement an emergency notification system across its entire system. Currently, Connect-ED, a program that allows a school’s superintendent to contact family of students, is only on the plate for Sherborn’s Pine Hill School. https://www.wickedlocal.com/dover/schools/x2033926310