Sunday, February 11, 2018

In the News: Roy seeks 4th term; school technology uses

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin.

"Now serving his sixth year on Beacon Hill, state Rep. Jeffrey Roy will seek a fourth term this fall. 
There’s more work ahead, without question, the Franklin Democrat, of the 10th Norfolk District, said in an interview Friday. 
“When I started in 2012, I was dedicated to education. I think that’s the most important thing that we do as a government and there is still a lot of work to be done in that area.” 
Roy currently serves on a national commission on student-centered learning, an initiative that brings lawmakers from across the country together to find ways to bring project-based and competency-based education into local classrooms."
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"Students in Lorraine Magee’s third-grade class are pros at using technology. 
The class at Natick’s Johnson Elementary School has Skyped with students in other states and countries, tweeted favorite authors, shared pen pal letters with students in Uganda through Google Drive, sent cloud observations to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and an average Thursday morning had them solving a math challenge from students in Georgia. 
That’s the short list. 
“It’s cool because when we were in third grade, we could say, ‘Yeah, I do science experiments in class,’” Magee said. “But now (students can say), ‘Yeah, I do science experiments and send them to NASA."'

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