Education

No one becomes great on their own. Each year, we highlight just a handful of the youth we deem “elite” in some way, shape or form—often in more ways than one—whether it be sports prowess, academic acumen or artistic fervor.

Teachers are no strangers to their students dreading necessary homework. As a result, many have begun “flipping” their classrooms and teaching methods in an effort to not only lessen the amount of traditional homework, but also make learning in general more efficient.

Volunteers at Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners are looking for all of these school supplies at the organization’s annual drive this month.

Pretty soon, thousands of kids across Plymouth are going to be slipping their backpacks on, hopping on that familiar big yellow bus and going back to school. While this is an exciting time of the year, we all know that back-to-school-supply shopping doesn’t always come cheap.

It’s common knowledge that all kids learn differently, and new technology makes catering to those needs far easier.

“Kindergarten is so full of firsts—the first time for hot lunch, the first time they get to read a book on their own, the first time they tie their shoes. I see them come in as little preschoolers, but they leave as first-graders.

Parents seeking another option for their child’s education are now being offered just that in Plymouth.
    

Providence Academy broke ground on July 18 on an extensive performing arts center expansion, expected to be ready for the 2014–2015 school year.

Kindergarten readiness begins at birth. From the very beginning, parents are the first and most important teachers in a child’s life. Reading to children, talking about colors and exposing children to language help prepare kids for school—and life—success.

Derek Wiitala is always looking to make things better—on the field, in the classroom and around the community.

As more Baby Boomers reach the age of retirement, they’re faced with an omnipresent quandary: What do you actually do with your day after you leave your work life behind? The hours once spent on the job leaves more time than many know what to do with.

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