With the growing attention on neuroscience in education, an industry has popped up called “executive function coaching.” But some educators and researchers wonder if the science behind the approach supports its steep price tag.
The union says special education staff, accused of mistreating students at the Peck School, have been calling for systemic changes for years.
Children were allegedly thrown to the floor, kept in locked closets, and put in restraints as punishment, which violates state law. Holyoke’s state receiver says procedures have since improved.
Personality tests suggest that up to half of all people are introverts. Despite their numbers, the quietest among us often feel they don’t fit in the standard workplace. But in the last few years, the career counseling field has started to pay closer attention to this personality type.
While commissioners asked MGM for more details, they appeared to accept the company’s overall claim – that even though the project has shrunk in size, its essence remains the same.
Ware’s Select Board chair is concerned about the impact of moving Inpatient care at Mary Lane Hospital in Ware to Wing Hospital in Palmer.
Some say the images are legacies of racism. The call for new symbolism is among a list of demands, part of a nationwide protest for better conditions for students.
Interest in the science of aging has peaked in recent years, as more people than ever are living past 100. In a previous story, we met several centenarians in Western Massachusetts who, so far, have managed to avoid the most devastating age-related diseases. Today, geriatric researcher Thomas Perls of Boston talks about what makes this population so hearty.
More people are living to a hundred than ever before — twice as many as twenty years ago. And they’re often living quite well – which is why centenarians have become a popular group to study in the science of aging. In this story, local centenarians share their history, wisdom and insights into a long life.
UMass psychologist Rebecca Spencer says a new study goes against expectations when it comes to sleep and decision-making.
A majority of councilors say MGM has lost credibility after shrinking its casino plan by 14 percent. But two councilors warn against rushing to judgement.
Michael Botticelli says Baker’s proposal to allow hospitals to hold substance-using patients against their will could bring up civil rights questions.
Holyoke mayoral challenger Fran O’Connell says incumbent Alex Morse has failed to bring about real change to the city….while Morse accuses O’Connell of lacking vision.
For a study on anxiety, a UCONN psychiatrist recruited families in which a parent had clinical anxiety but a child did not, not yet, anyway.
In Fall of 2013, Mark Schand walked out of court in Springfield, Massachusetts, a free man – after 27 years in prison for a murder he says he did not commit. Two years later, Schand is still getting his bearings. He’s living with the wife who stood by him — and is trying to find a way forward with little help from the system that locked him up.