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by Robert Stewart   Opening day of school in the Groton-Dunstable Regional School District went relatively well according to the Superintendent of Schools and the Chair of the Groton- Dunstable School Committee. While some issues stood out as needing attention, Superintendent of Schools Dr....
Nashoba Valley Technical High School opened its doors on Sept. 16 to seniors and sophomores in technical programs, while academic teachers taught juniors and freshmen remotely. The school will operate that way, as long as it stays coronavirus-free, with appropriate safety measures taken and...
The nationally recognized Tea Time Speaker Series returns this fall with “Leadership is Not a Title, It’s an Action” from award-winning speaker Erika Gilchrist.      Gilchrist, a 20-year veteran of the speaking circuit, is the author of more than a dozen books, creator of the WTF – Women...
• In Pandemic Era, Will Common Analytic Data Be Sufficient to Rank Schools? by Robert Stewart   As schools start to reopen for the 2020-2021 school year under very unusual circumstances, there is always a curious inclination to question, “How good are the schools where we send our children...
A team of teachers and researchers led by UMass Lowell is developing a computer science curriculum for middle-schoolers to introduce the field to students from diverse backgrounds.      Called CS Pathways, the project aims to build culturally responsive and sustainable digital literacy and...

Marinna Boynton, a freshman from Groton, checks out a robot in the Electronics class as Engineering/Electronics instructor Richard Repucci talks to a group of freshmen. Courtesy photo

 

Students got to tour all 19 technical programs and speak with teachers in those programs. Nashoba Tech has spent the summer redesigning and reconfiguring its indoor space to better teach students in their technical programs while maintaining the proper social-distancing protocols. Students who...

This is one of a few tents set up around Florence Roach Elementary School and the Middle School which will allow students time for outdoor "mask breaks." The idea of having ocas sional relief from constantly wearing masks while inside the school buildings is one imaginative solution the School Committee has implemented. Photo by Steve Lieman

Schools Ready to Open, Teachers Approve Opening Plan; Students to Begin Sep. 16   by Robert Stewart   With a lot of hard work and an incredible amount of time, Groton-Dunstable administrators, the School Committee, and teachers are ready to begin the new school year amid a virus pandemic...
The past few months have been hectic for school administrators as they have worked with their communities to create detailed back-to-school plans. Below we present a summary survey of the plans of districts and schools in the Groton area. This table shows hybrid learning to be the method of choice...
During the summer, Nashoba Valley Technical High School has been providing nutritionally balanced meals at no cost to all area children and young adults, ages 21 and under, through the National School Lunch Program’s (NSLP) Seamless Summer Option.      The Grab and Go Meal program provides...

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