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Archive for February, 2014

Heroin: Cheap high can have deadly consequences

February 24, 2014 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years

It seems as if every day there is a new story about a young person who has died as the result of a heroin overdose. The stories are heartbreaking, a tragic reminder of life’s fragility. The victims are frequently beyond their high school years, but for many, drug use of some kind began in their […]

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February 24, 2014 | Posted in: High School, Middle Years

Lauren Astley was 18 years old when she was beaten, strangled, and stabbed to death on July 3, 2011, by Nathaniel Fujita in the garage of his parents’ Wayland, Mass., home. Lauren’s horrific death at the hands of her ex-boyfriend made headlines across the nation and became the subject of a “48 Hours” special entitled, […]

What would you like to discuss today, baby?

February 24, 2014 | Posted in: Early Learners

A new study suggests talking to babies and toddlers in full sentences is the best way to boost language development. The study, conducted by Stanford University Associate Professor Anne Fernald, showed that children whose parents talked to them, rather than at them, developed better language skills at a younger age. Children who were exposed to […]

Lo-tech fun for snowy days

February 24, 2014 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years

If you were a fan of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s books as a child, you might recall “The Long Winter,” which takes place in De Smet, South Dakota, during the winter of 1880-81. Frequent blizzards made it impossible for trains to get to the town with supplies, and food and fuel became scarce. The family survived […]