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View "Eyes of a Child" Art Online!

§ December 27th, 2012 § Filed under Art, Computers and Technology, Elementary School, High School, Middle School, NIE News § No Comments

Thank you to all of the students who created art for Eyes of a Child and the teachers who took the time to send in submissions. Our special holiday section came to life with your wonderful art, poems, and stories.

Although we received many excellent submissions, we had to limit the number of entries published in the Boston Herald. You can view all of the amazing entries online. Follow this link to enjoy the 2012 Eyes of a Child submissions.


No Print Delivery for Winter Break

§ December 21st, 2012 § Filed under NIE News § No Comments

Attention NIE Teachers: There will be no print delivery of newspapers from Monday, December 24th to Friday, January 4th. Delivery will resume on Monday, January 7th. The online Smart Edition will still be available.

If you don't have the online Smart Edition, you can order it here.

Have a safe and happy break!

Study: Mass. 8th-graders elite in math, science

§ December 12th, 2012 § Filed under Current Events, Math, Middle School, Science § No Comments

A new study ranks Massachusetts 8th graders among the world’s top performers in math and science. A Trends in Mathematics and Science study found the Commonwealth's students tied for 2nd place in science behind Singapore and 6th place in mathematics, behind South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Japan.

The academic performance tests were given to 2,075 students in 56 randomly selected public schools across the state, participating with 8 other states in the country. Students competed with over 600,000 students worldwide.

The United States ranked 9th overall in math and 10th overall in science.

Read the full article here.

Brianne Costa

Boston Herald NIE Associate

Eyes of a Child Reminder: Student Art wanted for Publication by December 17

§ December 7th, 2012 § Filed under Art, Current Events, Elementary School, High School, Middle School, NIE News § No Comments

The Boston Herald is calling for student art for its annual holiday section called “Eyes of a Child” which will appear in the newspaper on December 24. We gladly welcome drawings, poems, prose, and essays inspired by the holiday season. Only submissions sent via email by teachers or principals will be accepted. The deadline is December 17.

Please see the complete Eyes of a Child Guidelines for entry below:

1.  All entries must be sent via email by a teacher or principal. We are unable to accept submissions directly from students.

2.  Entries must be emailed to by December 17. Artwork should be scanned at its best resolution.

3.  Written entries must not exceed 300 words. Editorial reserves the right to edit if necessary.

4.  In the email include the name, grade, school, city, teacher name and contact number for each student.

5.  Entries will be selected by the editorial department of the Boston Herald.

Teachers and principals–please email entries to by December 17.

5 states to increase class time in some schools

§ December 5th, 2012 § Filed under Current Events, Elementary School, High School, Middle School § No Comments

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Massachusetts is one of 5 states participating in a new educational program planning to add 300 hours of learning time to the school calendar starting in 2013. The program will add hours to the school day and days to the school year to enrich students’ education and success rate.

Administrators and parents believe less unstructured time after school and more quality learning time with teachers will greatly strengthen the public education system. There will be more time for art, music, and extracurricular activities and individualized time for students with learning disabilities. Students will also easier keep their momentum from the school day before.

Read the full Boston Herald article here.

Brianne Costa

Boston Herald NIE Associate