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Recreational reading loses prevalence among busy high school students

Olivia Mitchel, Staff Writer

October 14, 2015

Remember those reading logs you got in middle school? Those glorious days when your homework was to spend a substantial amount of time with the book of your choice? No annotations necessary, no passage analyses, just you and your book. To most high school students, that all seems like a distant memory...

Boston’s WGBH visits The Urban School to film teachers for educational website

Boston’s WGBH visits The Urban School to film teachers for educational website

Aleah Jennings-Newhouse, Staff Writer

January 29, 2014

Forget about the security cameras: Yesterday, WGBH-TV, a Public Broadcasting Station located in Boston, filmed Urban students in class as part of an educational effort aimed at helping teachers learn how to teach more effectively. Footage of Mary Murphy’s Science 2A class during B period, and LeRoy Votto’s Civil War ...

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