Monday, December 3, 2018

In the News: hate mainstream in schools; Tri-County students visit education exhibit

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

"Hate speech and bias-motivated incidents, not all of which rise to the level of a crime, are growing at an alarming rate in public schools - and educators say the numbers only tell part of the story. 
“It is more likely that the number of actual incidents and number of students impacted are under-represented because many incidents are not reported,” said Fara Wolfson, a middle school teacher and co-chairwoman of the No Place for Hate Committee in Salem. 
In recent months, stories of hate-related incidents have spilled out of the schools and into the news. In November, a 10-year-old Muslim student at Hemenway Elementary School in Framingham received hate letters, including one threatening to kill her."

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"Early education students at Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School recently visited the Wonder of Learning: The Hundred Languages of Children Exhibit. The exhibit was held at Boston University Wheelock College of Education and Human Development, hosted by Wonder of Learning Boston (WOL Boston). The trip was a rare and valuable opportunity for Tri-County students to experience the exhibit, which travels throughout the country and has not been hosted in Boston for decades. 
The Hundred Languages of Children is the basis of the Reggio Emilia approach, a model of early education that originated in Reggio Emilia, Italy, in the 1940s. The Reggio philosophy views children as having one hundred languages - or one hundred ways - through which they can express themselves. The approach is considered one of the best educational systems in the world for children from birth through age five, including principles of curiosity, interaction, problem-solving, and experiential learning. (WOL Boston)."

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