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Sen. Elizabeth Warren to Speak at Tufts in Public Lecture on Sept. 15th

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (Dem-Mass.) will deliver the Alan D. Solomont Lecture on Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University on September 15. The lecture, which will be followed by a brief question and answer session, will be held at 12:00 p.m. in Cohen Auditorium on Tufts’ Medford/Somerville campus. It is presented by the Jonathan […]

Tufts Welcomes Class of 2018

Tufts University’s Class of 2018 represents the most selective admissions cycle ever — Tufts admitted just 17 percent of a record pool of 19,074 applicants– but those attending have a lot more than standard academic chops. Among the 1,352 students matriculating at Tufts on August 27 are a New York inventor with scoliosis who patented […]

Tufts Class of 2018 by the Numbers

Applications: 19,074 Acceptances: 3,288 Acceptance rate: 17% Total students: 1,352 Domestic students of color: 30% 1st generation college bound: 12% Percent receiving need-based aid: 39% International students: 13% Public high school: 59% Independent school: 28% Religious/Parochial school: 10% U.S. States represented: 49 Foreign countries represented: 41 Massachusetts residents: 271 – Information and photo from Tufts […]

Tufts Study: Kids’ Lunches, Snacks from Home Could be More Healthy

A recent study by Tufts nutritionists of the food brought from home by over 600 Massachusetts students found room for improvement. Read more in the following news release from Tufts: Open a child’s lunch box and you’re likely to find that the lunches and snacks inside fall short of federal guidelines. Those are the findings […]

Tufts, MIT Team Up to Create Programming App for Kids

ScratchJr: Coding for Kindergarten With New App, Young Children Learn Important Skills as They Program Stories and Games With ScratchJr, young children (ages 5-7) learn important literacy skills as they program their own interactive stories and games. Photo: Amanda Strawhacker and Dylan Portelance/Tufts University. Can children learn to code at the same age they’re learning […]

Catching Up With the McGlynn Builders Club

The Builders Club recently completed another busy year at the McGlynn Middle School. This year, the group raised money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, The National Breast Cancer Foundation, The Kid’s Cancer Buzz-Off, The Special Olympics, and other causes. The club recently elected officers for the 2014-2015 year. The Co-Presidents of the club are […]

Sen. Jehlen: Charter Schools Competitors, Not Collaborators

Last week, the senate voted to defeat a bill that proposed to raise the current cap on charter schools in 29 districts. Beginning in 2017 the cap would rise from 18% to 23% of those school districts’ spending. Before the vote, we heard from parents, advocates, students, and organizations on both sides of the argument. […]

Soccer Tourney July 20th to Benefit Injured MHS Grad

A soccer tournament is being held to raise money for the medical expenses of Eric Ferrazzani, a 2014 Medford High School graduate who was injured on a trip abroad. The “Eric’s Elites- We Kick Because We Care” soccer tournament is taking place on Sunday, July 20 from 5-10PM at Medford High School’s “Field of Dreams.” […]

Families Invited to Summer Nights in the Brooks Garden

Join us in the Brooks Schoolyard Garden this summer for a series of free Nature and Healthy Living programs! July 23, 5:00-6:00PM Soil – the Decomposers presented by Mass Audubon Where does dirt come from? Learn more about soil and some of the common organisms …the decomposers -that break organic matter down into dirt. How […]

Soccer Tourney July 20th to Benefit Injured MHS Grad

A soccer tournament is being held to raise money for the medical expenses of Eric Ferrazzani, a 2014 Medford High School graduate who was injured on a trip abroad. The “Eric’s Elites- We Kick Because We Care” soccer tournament is taking place on Sunday, July 20 from 5-10PM at Medford High School’s “Field of Dreams.” […]