Why So Early?? (Tuesday night at Newton North, 7pm)

REMINDER: Event is tomorrow night, January 26 at 7pm at Newton North High School For those interested in learning more about (and getting involved on) the school start time initiative, please be aware of the forum we have coming up next Tuesday: Why So Early?...

PARCC test coming again, despite last year’s experience

Newton’s elementary and middle school students will be required to take the PARCC test again this year, despite a disastrous experience last year. The IT teachers and staff for the entire system were not available for six weeks and classrooms did not have access...
Newton Hosts FIRST Lego League Qualifier

Newton Hosts FIRST Lego League Qualifier

The LigerBots are at it again! This time the city’s high school FIRST Robotics team from both high schools hosted a big event this past Saturday at Newton North High School. Armed with Lego Mindstorms kits and a healthy bit of competition, nearly 500 students, parents...
City Forming a Working Group on School Start Times

City Forming a Working Group on School Start Times

Those on the school mailing lists may have seen a memo from Supt. Fleishman today about school start times. The school committee (with the Mayor’s office) has formed a High School Start Time Working Group. It looks from the memo that we will be seeing surveys...

Birth of a Parking Plan

Angier School will reopen in January on Beacon Street in Waban, returning the students from their sojourn in the Carr School across town. The sparkling new edifice will house expanded programming, offering the students and teachers more flexibility as well as more...
Open thread: Parkview or Parkedview?

Open thread: Parkview or Parkedview?

Yes, there’s more to Newtonville than just Austin Street. At @fignewtonville’s request, here’s an opportunity to discuss last night’s Parks & Recreation Commission public hearing. At issue was a proposal to build a parking lot on public...
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...

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