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The Aspire Wire is the Aspire Institute blog. Our posts bridge research, policy, and practice on the topics of education, child and human development, and health and wellness. To comment or contribute, contact us at aspire@wheelock.edu.

STEM Service Learning May Grow a Generation of Environmental Stewards

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Joy of Gardening Flickr GreenEducationFoundation

In 2010, I had the wonderful opportunity to collaborate with two members of the Cambridge Public School System, Lisa C. Lesser, the seventh-grade science teacher […]

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Introducing the New Pre-Kindergarten Standards

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For the past three years, Wheelock professors Karen Worth and Jeff Winokur worked closely with the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) to […]

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WriteBoston Case Studies: Coaching Transforms Student Writing

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English and Writing Workshop teacher Van Vuong works with students at Boston Community Leadership Academy.

WriteBoston recently published two valuable new case studies on the impact of offering writing coaching to teachers. WriteBoston promotes deep learning through writing. The organization […]

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Providing Effective Behavior Support for Teachers and Children

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Detention Slip Flickr ecastro

Several weeks ago, the US Department of Education and the US Department of Justice issued a series of guidelines to address growing evidence and concern over […]

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Webinar Introducing the New MA Pre-K Science, Technology, and Engineering Standards

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Follow the link below for a webinar introducing the new Pre-K Science, Technology and Engineering Standards. The Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) […]

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