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Let’s Move with Michelle Obama during National Physical Fitness & Sports Month

§ April 30th, 2013 § Filed under Elementary School, Health, Middle School, Teacher resources § No Comments

Be sure to check out the new NIE Teacher Blog post about National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, celebrated in May. It highlights First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move program, which aims to fight childhood obesity, and includes useful websites and resources for keeping students active and healthy.

Find the blog post here and be sure to subscribe for more helpful tips!

No Print Delivery for April Vacation Week

§ April 12th, 2013 § Filed under NIE News § No Comments

Attention NIE Teachers: There will be no print newspaper delivery this coming Monday, April 15th through Friday, April 19th for school vacation week. Delivery will resume on Monday, April 22nd.

The online Smart Edition will still be available, as always. If you don't have the Smart Edition, order here.

Have a safe and happy spring break!

Students concerned with jobs, gun control

§ April 8th, 2013 § Filed under Current Events § No Comments

Students will be asking the tough questions at tonight’s Democratic Senate debate at UMass Lowell. Co-sponsored by the Boston Herald and the University of Massachusetts, U.S. Representatives Stephen F. Lynch and Edward J. Markey will have a chance to explain their stances on gun control, jobs, education, and other key issues to college aged voters.

The debate starts at 7:30 tonight and will live stream on

Read the full Boston Herald article here.

Students POP as pickers

§ April 1st, 2013 § Filed under Current Events, High School § No Comments

Photo: Boston Herald

Congratulations to this year’s StoxSmart high school challenge winners, the Cliff Divers from Josiah Quincy Upper School!

Throughout the competition students worked with mentors to learn the ins and outs of financial markets and stock picking. They also got to visit Putnam Investments and meet a State Treasurer.

The savvy picks of the winning students included Netflix, the top-performing stock of the quarter, which led to their victory.

Read the full recap of the competition in the Boston Herald here.