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Sold Out Crowd for Race to Nowhere Screening

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On October 4, 2010, Schools for Children participated in a nationwide screening of the critically acclaimed documentary Race To Nowhere. This film calls attention to the dark side of America's achievement-driven culture and the way it has affected our schools, college admissions and standardized testing.

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Lesley Ellis School Students Win Poetry Contest

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Photo Credit: dannybirchall

Lesley Ellis students Catherine Capeci and Hayley Kwoun, both of Winchester, won prizes in the Harvard Coop’s Annual K through 8 Poetry Contest. Catherine, a third grader, won first place for her poems “Pen” and “Pencil,” and Hayley, a second-grader, tied for third place with her series of poems called “Small Injuries.” Each student has her poetry on exhibit at the Coop.

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Dearborn Academy Hosts Public Meeting

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The Town of Arlington will present two community meetings on a report prepared for the Town by RKG Associates analyzing the existing and potential uses of the Parmenter and Crosby School buildings. The meetings are scheduled for Wednesday, March 10, 7 pm, at Dearborn Academy (Crosby School building), 34 Winter Street and Tuesday, March 16, 7 pm, at the Senior Center, 27 Maple Street.  Read the town's press release here.

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WGBH Feature on Special Education In Massachusetts

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WGBH, Boston's NPR station for news and culture, produced an excellent series of reports on special education in Massachusetts. The 10-part series, Educating Everyone: The Struggles and Costs of Special Education in Massachusetts began airing on January 11. The full series can be found here.

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Big Changes at Seaport Academy

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A letter from Alex Tsonas, director of Seaport Academy...

Dear Friends,

The past few months have been busy at Seaport. We’re always striving to improve the quality of our program and the services we provide to our students. Now, after a great deal of thought, conversation and research, we’re proud to announce a number of important changes:

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Lesley Ellis School Hosts Financial Assistance Fundraising Event

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On Saturday March 20th, Lesley Ellis School will host a gala evening—Casino Royale...a time to Bond.

The event includes an auction and an evening of roulette, cards, bidding, food, drinks and music from Box of Records! All proceeds go to the Lesley Ellis School Financial Assistance Fund.

To learn more about this event, please visit the school's event on Facebook or see the online auction catalog here.

 

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