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Barnstable students attend fair on aviation careers

HYANNIS — Barnstable Public Schools students were among those attending the Southeastern Massachusetts Aviation Career Fair held at Barnstable Municipal Airport on Oct. 15.

The workforce development expo was held in conjunction with the Massachusetts Air and Space Museum, airport tenants and other aviation professionals, according to an October newsletter from schools Superintendent Meg Mayo-Brown.

The goal of the expo and career fair was to get more students interested in aviation and demonstrate how STEM — or science, technology, engineering and math courses — can help develop workforce leaders of the future, Mayo-Brown said.

Summer reading earns students savings deposits

ROCKLAND — Students from Greater Boston to Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard earned savings account money by reading books as part of Rockland Trust’s Reading Makes Cent$ program this past summer.

More than 2,000 children earned more than $50,000 during the program, an announcement from the bank says.

Participating students can earn $2.50 in a Rockland Trust savings account for each book they read, up to a maximum of 10 books for $25.

Since the program started in 2009, the bank has donated more than $360,000 to students who read nearly 150,000 books, the announcement says.

Waldorf School seeks volunteers for holiday fair

FALMOUTH — The Waldorf School of Cape Cod is looking for volunteers, vendors and silent auction donations for its annual Holiday Faire on Nov. 23.

The fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the parish hall of St. Barnabas Church on Main Street.

Vendor registration is available at

Volunteers can sign up at

The Holiday Faire will include a juggling show, candle dipping, music, food, activities for children and juried artisans.

Youth climate change summit set for Wednesday

HARWICH — Alexandra Vecchio, the Massachusetts Audubon Society’s climate change program coordinator, is scheduled to be opening speaker at the Cape and Islands Youth Climate Action Summit on Wednesday.

The morning session will take place at the Cape Cod Theatre Company/Harwich Junior Theatre, 105 Division St., and include a production of “Crude: The Musical.”

Lunch and afternoon sessions, including breakout sessions on healthful eating, energy consumption and careers in climate change, will take place at the Arts Center, 265 Sisson Road.

State students among top scorers in NAEP exams

MALDEN — Once again, Massachusetts fourth and eighth grades scored at or near the top in reading and math on the National Assessment of Educational Progress exam, state education officials announced.

The 2019 results mark “the eight consecutive time the commowealth’s students scored first or statistically tied for first on the NAEP tests,” according to a statement from the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Massachusetts students were first in fourth grade reading and tied for first among other states in fourth grade math and eighth grade reading and math, according to the statement.

While Massachusetts is proud to be a national leader in education, the state also is committed to closing achievement gaps for English language learners, low-income students and students with disabilities, Gov. Charlie Baker said in the statement.

Compiled by Cynthia McCormick. Send news about your school, scholarship opportunities or education in general to [email protected]


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