Technology in Education

One of the presenters at this week’s Massachusetts Digital Government Summit was Mark Racine, the Chief Information Officer of the Boston Public Schools (and a former 5th grade teacher.  The title of his talk was Education Technologies Today and Tomorrow and my notes on his remarks are below. Yesterday I…

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UMass Lowell Author Event: Nelson Mandela’s Guard & Later Friend

The late Nelson Mandela with Christo Brand (web photo courtesy of UMass Lowell’s Office of the Provost cordially invites the community to a special event on Thursday, Dec. 4, at 4 p.m. in Moloney Hall at University Crossing featuring Christo Brand, author of “Mandela: My Prisoner, My Friend.” Brand was Nelson Mandela’s…

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Lowell High School’s “Open Campus”

At the recent Distinguished Alumni induction ceremony, Bob Kilmartin (LHS Class of 1976), one of the honorees, mentioned having an “open campus” at Lowell High during his time there.  Many current Lowell residents are unfamiliar with the “open campus” experiment so I asked Jim Peters, whose father Wayne Peters, was…

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