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August 2014

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Bridging the STEM Summer Learning Gap

A look at how camps, programs and apps help students keep their STEM skills fresh.

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Mayor Walsh Announces Grand Opening of Strand Theatre Gallery with Exhibit Celebrating Unsung Black Veterans in U.S. History

Mayor Martin J. Walsh has announced the grand opening of the Strand Theatre's new visual arts gallery, located on the first level of the historic entertainment complex in Dorchester's Upham's Corner neighborhood.

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Growing Up In A Porn Culture

The media bombards us with hyper-sexualized images conveying powerful messages about sexuality, gender identity and intimacy.

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Not yours for the taking

Plagiarism, or taking other people’s words and ideas and passing them off as one’s own, has burst into the news in the past week.

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July 2014

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Campbell takes coaching duties at Wheelock

Erin Campbell has been named head field hockey coach at Wheelock College.

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Mattahunt’s Cope earns degree from Wheelock College

Mattapan's Rashad Cope, director of the Wheelock College and Mattahunt Community Center, graduated from Wheelock College in May with a master's degree in Educational Studies and a Graduate Certificate in Organizational Leadership.

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Don't Fight Summer Fun—Make It Educational

School-aged children are in the midst of summer vacation, a time to play outside and take a break from homework; or is it?

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In Your Face

Wheelock has eschewed the well-trodden images of smiling students sitting on a grassy quad.

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June 2014

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Start teaching maths and science early

Recently, Mr Heng Swee Keat, the Education Minister, highlighted the importance of transforming Singapore’s education system to keep up with changes in the economy.

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Randolph native a leader in world events, Wheelock

Randolph native Lyonel Traversiere, a resident assistant and a student leader at Wheelock College who has engaged himself in service work to New Orleans and Haiti, graduated from Wheelock College May 16.

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Wheelock@Worcester Moves on Campus

Wheelock College's Master of Social Work program is moving on campus next school year. The Wheelock@Worcester program will move onto the campus of Anna Maria College in Paxton.

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Nurtury Learning Lab designed to foster opportunity

Inside the colorful, sun-splashed rooms of a new learning center in Jamaica Plain’s Bromley-Heath public housing development, educators hope to improve lives and communities by tackling issues that mire families in poverty.

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Support the Learning and Development of Our Youngest Citizens: It Matters!

With news last week that Seattle is set to have the highest minimum wage in the country of $15 an hour, well above the federal minimum wage rate of $7.25, many in the human service fields are applauding.

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Ninth Annual Wheelock Community Dialogue on Early Education and Care

The Annual Community Dialogue on Early Education and Care at Wheelock College brings together federal, local, and state administrators with providers, policymakers, educators, and many others seeking to improve the quality and effectiveness of early childhood education.

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May 2014

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Public Health with Dr. Howard K. Koh and President Jackie Jenkins-Scott

Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Howard K. Koh and Wheelock College President Jackie Jenkins-Scott joined Jim Braude and Margery Eagan to talk about healthcare, how to cover the most vulnerable US populations, and the idea of guns as a public health hazard

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Litchfield student sings national anthem at Fenway

Wheelock College student Cassandra Clark, of Litchfield, N.H., was invited to sing the national anthem at the Boston Red Sox’s game against the Cincinnati Reds on May 6 as part of the Colleges of the Fenway Chorus

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Barbados Graduation

This clip highlights the Commecement ceremony from the first graduating class from the Master's level certificate program in early education from Wheelock's program in Barbados.

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Prospect Hill Academy Attends College Pathway Program

On Friday, May 2, 12 fourth grade students from Prospect Hill Academy, a K-12 Charter School located in Somerville, visited Wheelock College for a campus tour and discussion.

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New STEM app seeks to combat ‘summer learning loss’

A new app aims to counter the ‘summer learning loss' by piquing student interest in science and math and helping inform parents about STEM education

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Early Childhood Education Graduation

Primary school education in Barbados stands to benefit tremendously from the participation of 25 teachers in a certificate programme in Early Childhood Education.

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Tough Enough to Make a Difference

It's May and commencement time! Last weekend, Wheelock College and hundreds of other institutions across the country celebrated the proud tradition of college graduation

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College, career readiness program plans launch in Mattapan

Looking to provide educational opportunities to the Mattapan community, the Mattahunt Community Center on 100 Hebron Street will partner with College Bound Dorchester to provide career and college readiness programming to its visitors.

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Wheelock Commencement Speaker Among Top 25

BostInno has named Wheelock 2014 Undergraduate Commencement Speaker Dr. Howard K. Koh to its list of "25 Famed Commencement Speakers Gracing Boston This Season."

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Mind the word gap

Singaporean parents famously spare no expense when it comes to ensuring their children’s educational success, with estimates that up to 90 per cent of youngsters take tuition classes from early ages.

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Advocating for Play at School and at Home

Play is essential for children’s optimal development and learning.

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April 2014

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Between Us: Circle of Care

This radio interview, broadcast on 93.8 FM in Singapore, features Wheelock junior Koo Yi Jie who is doing a service learning project with low income children at a project called Circle of Care.

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Wheelock’s ‘Mountain’ a vivid adaptation

Grace Lin’s captivating “Where the Mountain Meets the Moon” is a potent blend of fantasy, Chinese folklore, and heroic adventure.

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Wheelock College to Honor Public Health Advocate at 2014 Commencement

On Friday, May 16, 2014, Dr. Howard K. Koh, of Andover, MA, will deliver the 2014 Undergraduate Commencement address at Wheelock College’s graduation ceremony celebrating the theme, Innovation. Access. Opportunity.

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Building bridges between generations

When Andrea Fonte Weaver was a 20-year-old college senior, she created a curriculum framework for her intergenerational studies class project and dubbed it “Oldies but Goodies.”

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Wheelock Panel Probes Blurry Line Between Prostitution, Sex Trafficking

A round-table discussion hosted by Wheelock College on March 20 called to attention not only the treatment of prostitution and sex trafficking in America, but the levels of prostitution within the Boston community.

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Is Technology Replacing You?

Have you ever seen parents use an iPhone in a desperate attempt to manage a child's temper tantrum episode?

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Student Financial Aid Advocacy Day

Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo (D-Winthrop) and Senator Sal DiDomenico (D-Everett) addressed more than 175 students from Massachusetts colleges and universities on February 24, at the State House.

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March 2014

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When it comes to finding quality child care, many choices and decisions

Michele Benyue couldn’t be happier with the home-based day care her 2-year-old son attends. But finding the right setting for him was stressful.

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Theater-goers increasingly question ethnic stereotypes

Ethnic stereotyping is popular culture’s original sin, and it’s proving a hard one to shed.

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Awareness of disabilities is key, says Professor

A professor of special education at a United States based university is suggesting that it would serve Barbados well to embark on a conscious awareness campaign in the area of disabilities that would eventually help disabled persons to fully explore and develop their talents.

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Nurturing the Artist in Each Student: Art from Boston Public Schools

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WomenUp: Jackie Jenkins-Scott, Wheelock College

The Boston Business Journal profiles President Jackie Jenkins-Scott.

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It’s Read Across America Day!

Across the country, thousands of classrooms, schools, libraries, bookstores, and individuals will observe the day in any number of ways.

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Four hundred and ninety ... and counting

Woods having a season for the ages at Wheelock College

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February 2014

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Honoring Black History

William "Smitty" Smith will kick off the Local Luminaries series at the Goodnow Library in his hometown of Sudbury on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

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Transgender student takes national stage

Zach Kerr was born a girl, but knew from early on that was wrong. With his family’s support, he’s finding himself – and inspiring others.

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January 2014

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Latino Immigrants Inventing the Future

What do Gloria Estefan, Carlos Slim, Carolina Herrera, Juan Enriquez Cabot, and Cesar Conde have in common?

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A bind for working families

or the first time in a long time, cities and states are looking seriously at increasing minimum wage.

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Parents Now Get Themselves Involved 
in Graduate Admissions, Too

Michele R. Mahoney, assistant director of graduate admissions at Wheelock College, was startled to hear an applicant’s father on the other end of the line.

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Effective Advocacy Leads to Action: Managing a Changing Landscape

Earlier this month new elected officials took office for the first time in city and town councils and state governments across the nation, including here in Boston where city government has experienced a sea of change not seen for over 20 years.

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Silverman: Chinese lessons for American schools

What could China, the global schoolyard bully, possibly teach us about education?

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Out of Genocide Comes Hope: New Year's Eve in Burundi

I spent New Year's Eve in Kigutu, Burundi. No Times Square ball dropping to count down to midnight, no fireworks, no television reports showing major cities around the world at the stroke of midnight...

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A Psychology Degree Can Take you Places

Graduates discover many ways to put their skills to use

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Review of Beyond Remote-Controlled Childhood

Anyone who works with young children, or is a parent or grandparent, knows the magnetic attraction of screens.

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Towne Art Gallery--Capsule Preview

Liz Chalfin and Bryan Smith combine print processes with mixed media at the Towne Art Gallery.

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