Watts Brothers Farms Expands Recall of Vegetables

Watts Brothers Farms is recalling Organic Mixed Vegetables, Organic Super Sweet Corn (Yellow/Gold), and Organic Peas due to the potential for these products to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The first recall was on May 5, 2016, but those produucts have not been availbable for purchase since this date. The additional packages below were recently…

Dark vs Light

With so much discussion about climate change, I decided to devise a fun and educational experiment that can show kids the difference between air temperatures on a planet taken in the open ocean and on ice caps, like the Arctic and Antarctica.  We started with a few simple tools: a large glass bowl to represent the…

The Secrets in the Sidewalks

Need something fun to do on a rainy day in Boston? What is more fun than hunting for secret messages around the city?  Members of the Mayor’s Mural Crew, a youth group sponsored by the city of Boston, is creating sidewalk art around the city by stenciling poems with biodegradable water-repellent spray. The water-repellent seal…

The Study to Help Achieve A Higher-Quality Education

Incentive is one of the key ingredients to obtaining great teachers…according to the preliminary findings from a study being conducted at Stanford. There are some teachers that have their own inner voice driving them to become the best in their field, but others are leaving the profession or coasting through it due to a lack of…

The Cost Behind Student Debt

One of the big issues discussed during the Democratic debate is college tuition and the trillions of dollars of student debt. Bernie Sanders is proposing a 2% interest rate on all student loans. Sounds great, but if tuition costs keep rising, it won’t matter. Students are still going to have a huge debt upon graduation. Maybe the…

Putting the Focus on What Matters

According to economist Eric Manushek, a country’s economic growth is directly attributed to the cognitive skills of the population, contrary to the belief that the rate of school attendance, student enrollment or the years of school were the key factors. What his study suggests is the school’s ability to improve a student’s basic skills in…

The Role Joy Plays in Education

“Her modern picture book classics Hippos Go Beserk!, Moo, Baa, La La La!, and Blue Hat, Green Hat may be staples on the bookshelves of toddlers and preschoolers everywhere, helping children learn their Opposites and A to Z, but children’s book author, illustrator, and musician Sandra Boynton does not frame her work specifically to be…