Easing into a later high school start time?

Its Wednesday at 9 a.m. Our 9th grade Newton South student is deep in REM sleep. School starts at 11:15am today for 9th graders at South because of PSAT testing.  It raises the question: can Newton ease into a later start time by piloting it one day a week?  Going...

Newton’s energy transition

Big changes are happening in clean energy, and Newton is no exception.  Here are a two key initiatives happening in town: Newton Solar Challenge: The Newton Solar Challenge will run through Fall 2015.  You can learn more about this program at the Newton/Needham...
Walk/Bike to School Wednesday Oct 7

Walk/Bike to School Wednesday Oct 7

Do your kids have safe routes to school?  Where are the danger points?  On National Walk/Bike to School Day Wednesday, Oct 7, your kids and you can help a fledgling effort to create a Newton-wide Safe Routes to School map, complete with posted wayfinding routes.  A...

A freedom of speech issue in Newton

Take a look at these students at BC who are working for a livable climate.  They epitomize our best and brightest.  So why are some of them are at risk of disciplinary action by the BC administration? Because they continue to hold events about climate action on campus...

Friday date night for a great cause

Newton school parent and Williams School Creative Arts & Science co-chair Liz Padula shares this event: Swing into Spring Jazz concert featuring Semenya McCord on Friday April 10th, 7-10pm at Newton South High School.  This concert is in support of the city-wide...

Newton Solar Challenge

Now that the snow is gone, the Newton Solar Challenge is ramping up.  Here’s an event for homeowners and kids: SUNDAY, APRIL 12 – SOLAR WORKSHOP – WEST SUBURBAN YMCA Newton Solar Challenge is pleased to host a solar workshop together with the West...

Newton Solar Challenge ramping up

2015 has started off with lots of uncertainty in the energy sector and climate.  The Newton Solar Challenge, launched just last fall, has come at just the right time to provide some financial and environmental certainty and security in the face of volatile oil markets...

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