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  • Violins (not violence) in schools

    The Boston Globe - 06/04/2012

    The positive impact of the “Play Ball” initiative on the scholastic performance of youngsters in Boston’s middle schools (see Globe story) is stunning, but hardly surprising. For too many years, we have over-emphasized standardized test scores — treating them as the gold standard, if not the only standard, for assessing quality in education — at the expense of other areas of physical, emotional and intellectual development.