School en The Middle-School Dress-Code Blues <p></p><p>Junior high school can be an awkward, unsettling experience for anyone. Especially for teachers; imagine having survived it once, then witnesses cavorting teens finding their way over and over again. Jessica Lahey is an English, Latin, and Writing teacher at Crossroads Academy in Lyme, New Hampshire. She also writes about education and parenting for the New York Times and other publications, and on her blog, <em><a href="" target="_blank">Coming of Age in the Middle</a></em>. Her article, <a href="" target="_blank">“A Dress-Code Enforcer’s Struggle for the Soul of the Middle-School Girl”</a> was recently published in <em>The Atlantic </em>and she joins us to discuss the worry over dress codes and the chaotic middle years.</p><p> Tue, 07 May 2013 21:21:08 +0000 Virginia Prescott 27001 at The Middle-School Dress-Code Blues Beating the Lunchbox Blues <p>Back-to-school season means new notebooks, pencils, and pens, and for at least one very lucky kid – a brand-spanking new lunchbox.&nbsp; J.M. Wed, 05 Sep 2012 15:45:40 +0000 Virginia Prescott 12266 at Beating the Lunchbox Blues It's All About the Locker Bling <p>There's a new trend in locker bling, as <em>The New York Times' </em><a href=""><strong>Elissa</strong><strong> Gootman </strong></a>explains. But is the trend frivolous, or kind of awesome?</p><p>Special thanks to <a href="">LockerLookz</a> for lending us some bling to try out in our workspace lockers, and to intern Emma Ruddock for giving our office a bit of middle school pizzazz.</p><p><em>Photo gallery&nbsp;by Emma Ruddock for NHPR</em></p> Wed, 05 Sep 2012 14:57:41 +0000 Virginia Prescott 12260 at It's All About the Locker Bling If I were President, I would... <p>A nine year-old's unexpected (and awesome) response to a classroom writing prompt.</p> Mon, 09 Apr 2012 16:02:08 +0000 Virginia Prescott 3008 at If I were President, I would... TB Scare At Concord Elementary School <p>Public health officials have confirmed a case of tuberculosis at Dane Elementary School.</p><p>Director of Public Health, Dr. Jose Montero, says the infected child, a kindergarten student, likely contracted the illness from an adult who was exposed to the dangerous bacteria abroad. Most TB is treatable and is spread through the air. Montero says the adult was treated effectively.</p> Fri, 23 Mar 2012 16:50:20 +0000 Rachel Gotbaum 2731 at TB Scare At Concord Elementary School A School Bus of a Different Sort <p>I take a stroll with the walking school bus on its way to Harold Martin Elementary School in Hopkinton.</p> Mon, 19 Mar 2012 19:06:17 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 2600 at A School Bus of a Different Sort