Regular exercise can help kids do better in school

By StatePoint Physical activity may not be the first thing parents or teachers think about when they want to boost a child’s academic performance, but evidence supports the notion that a bit of exercise for the body is beneficial to the brain as well. In fact, kindergarteners who participated in Build Our Kids’ Success (BOKS), a free before-school program involving physical activity and nutrition education, had significantly improved memory skills as rated by teachers, compared to their peers who did not participate. A study of the children’s performance also concluded that those who participated in the program exhibited good behavior … Continue reading

How to choose schools for your child

Long before the first day of school — Sept. 4 for Boston Public School students — parents search for the right school for their child. Some opt for suburban schools, some enroll by lottery, some take exam screenings or other attend a designated neighborhood school. Many factors play into a decision: passing or failing a screening exam, lottery selection, location and money — just to name a few. “Based on my observation, children of affluent families tend to go to exam schools and suburban schools, and children of working-class families go to one of the Boston neighborhood schools,” said Richard … Continue reading

Kwong Kow Chinese School ends a summer on a happy note

Kwong Kow Chinese School students showcase their talent to their family, friends, and teachers on August 22. PHOTO BY VEKONDA LUANGPHAY

  Their summer ended with much applause. The Kwong Kow School had their Annual Dim Sim Party, a celebration for finishing the 2014 summer program, on Friday, Aug. 22. It was the last day of the summer program when the Kwong Kow staff and volunteers gather with students and families to eat Dim Sim celebrating the young students’ summer program completion. Students showcase the work that they’ve worked on all summer, which included performances that had the audience clapping and cheering, creating moments of thank you’s and goodbye’s a memorable one. The Kwong Kow staff and volunteers served Arizona green … Continue reading

Tufts University Unveils Plans for New Medical Research Laboratory to Focus on Tuberculosis

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Tufts University on May 16 announced that it will seek approval from the Boston Public Health Commission to build a 1,700 square foot biosafety level 3 research laboratory within its School of Medicine’s existing Biomedical Research and Public Health Building at 136 Harrison Avenue. The Arnold 8 Biosafety Laboratory will enable Tufts researchers to find new ways to detect, prevent and treat serious infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, for which treatments exist but for which new therapeutics are needed. Continue reading