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August 2015

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2015′s Best and Worst States for Underprivileged Children

Paul Thayer, chair of Child Life and Family Studies and associate professor of Education and Child Life was interviewed for this article.

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Degrees that will have you working with kids

"Anyone who wants to pursue a career working with kids should really enjoy play," says Paul Thayer, director of the Child Life and Family Centered program at Wheelock College in Boston.

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July 2015

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Harvard finds merit in Hub’s higher level classes

Mary Battenfeld, a humanities and American studies professor at Wheelock College whose two younger children took advanced-work classes at the Hennigan K-8 School, said she hopes such rigorous coursework will be made available to all students, along with the necessary support and training for teachers.

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BPS program works to help homeless pupils make grade

Boston Public Schools are vowing to increase the graduation rates of homeless students, as the district begins to see slow progress with its most vulnerable population.

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Growing Up is Hardcore

Gail Dines, professor of sociology and women's studies at Wheelock College in Boston and author of the book Pornland: How porn has hijacked our sexuality, doesn't mince her words, she believes porn has become a public health emergency.

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Free To Be: Transition tales

For Zachary Kerr, a 21-year-old Wheelock College student from Methuen, it was the question, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" The answer was always "a boy."

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It’s Fine for Kids to Play With Pretend Guns

Does allowing gun play somehow increase the risk that he will one day become a victim or an instigator of gun violence?

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June 2015

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To the Class of 2015: Seek your own path

Let’s face it, commencement speakers are largely uninvited guests.

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Education Faculty hosts Wheelock College

As part of its internationalisation programme, the Faculty of Education welcomed a group of 14 students, specialising in ECD and Social Work, and two academics from Wheelock College, Boston, USA on Tuesday, 19 May 2015.

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How To Use Music And Movement To Improve Your Child’s Literacy

Music and movement can impact children in many ways.

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Guilt is one of the biggest struggles first-generation college students face

Too many colleges overlook the problems of their first-generation students.

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How to Transition from School to Summer Mode

Be prepared for the fact that your child may have mixed emotions about the end of the year.

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May 2015

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Happier students tend to have higher GPAs

New research from Harvard University suggests that students' happiness is correlated to their grade point averages (GPAs), but — interestingly — not to standardized testing.

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Middlebury Native to Graduate from Wheelock College

Rebecca House has shown great leadership over her four years at Wheelock College.

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April 2015

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Muslim consumers and their mighty dinar

When final-year students at Wheelock College in Singapore prepare for their stay on the home campus in Boston, in the U.S. state of Massachusetts, they get a list from the previous year's seniors showing where to buy halal groceries, find kabob stalls and go to pray.

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‘Shrek’ surprising enough to keep the kids enthralled

The first glimpse of Wheelock Family Theatre’s Shrek is a surprise. Instead of the round, green, smoothly computer-animated ogre of the movie, this Shrek is tall and hairy, with a lumpy green headpiece and mossy dreads.

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From Boston’s 1st Jail To Fugitive Slave Trials, 26 Court St. Has History

Boston’s 26 Court St. has a long, colorful history.

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Children playing without electronics is best preparation for school

If you want to start a debate about screen time with your children, tell them the experts say to watch less stuff.

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The Move To Make Colleges More Age-Friendly

Encore.org held its Summit for Senior Higher Education Leaders including Wheelock College

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TV For Toddlers? It’s Happening

TV and screen time for babies. Toddlers. It’s so tempting. So available. But is it a good idea?

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March 2015

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Moral Indigestion In The Global Pantry

Our national menu may be gloriously international, but it comes with a heaping side portion of ignorance

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Teaching

Prof. Meier is quoted in this Harvard Education Letter on the role of African American children's literature increasing reading engagement for African American boys.

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Forging Community Partnerships to Improve Integrated Health

Each March, the nation celebrates Social Work Month fueled by the hope, resilience and advocacy from thousands of social workers around the country.

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Compassion Deficit Disorder

Many teachers tell me they spend too much time trying to maintain a sense of safety in their classrooms and admit to resorting to more “time outs” and harsher “discipline techniques” than in the past.

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February 2015

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1-Minute Discipline Magic

Safety is always the first priority, so if there's any potential danger to your child, you need to act right away. "You must also remove anything that is part of the problem," says Bobbi Rosenquest, Ph.D., an associate professor of early-childhood education at Boston's Wheelock College.

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In Voodoo’s survival, a tale of black resilience

Akeia Bernard, a Rhode Island native and anthropology teacher at Boston’s Wheelock College visiting New Orleans with her students says that although she “grew up super-Catholic,” as an adult she realized her grandmother “did things super-African.”

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Can too many snow days widen the achievement gap?

These seemingly never-ending snow days are taking away valuable time from all students.

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‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Boycott

When “Fifty Shades of Grey” opens in theaters this Friday, not everyone will be lining up to see the much hyped and highly anticipated movie based on the bestselling erotic trilogy.

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Newton's Deborah Lisansky Beck to be honored by social workers group

The National Association of Social Workers, Massachusetts chapter, has announced that it will honor Wheelock professor and Newton native Deborah Lisansky Beck, MSW, LICSW, with the "Greatest Contribution to Social Work Education" award.

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Go Away: In Praise Of The Gap Year, For All Students

Across the United States, the idea of a “gap year” has taken hold. Instead of enrolling in college directly after high school, gap year students take a year off to work, perform service, travel or do all of the above.

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Reading Instruction in Kindergarten: What Will it Cost in the Long Haul?

Every time I hear or think about the immediate impact of the mandated Common Core State Standards on the young children of today, I get deeply concerned.

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Partners in Progress: College, Community, and the Board's Contribution

There is a balance to be maintained between the community’s expectations of what an institution might be able to accomplish and what it actually can accomplish within the confines of its mission.

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January 2015

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A ‘Pinocchio’ that owes more to Kabuki than Disney

A Kabuki-influenced version of “Pinocchio” may strike some as the sort of theatrical experiment best suited to an avant-garde troupe performing in a dimly lit basement.

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Inspiring a World of Good Through Early-Childhood Education in Singapore

This year, Singapore celebrates its 50th anniversary as an independent country.

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Critics’ picks: Puppet Showplace Theater 40th Anniversary Exhibit

Puppet Showplace Theater founder Mary Churchill’s crocheted Cranberry Puppets and characters from master puppeteer Paul Vincent-Davis’s “Japanese Festival Dances” are spotlighted alongside work by the theater’s affiliated artists. Through Feb. 21.

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Celebrating MLK and Expanding the Circle of Amity: An Interview with Dr. William “Smitty” H. Smith

Dr. William “Smitty” H. Smith is the founding executive director of the National Center for Race Amity based at Wheelock College in Boston.

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