Get Schooled with Wizards

By Samantha Santoro It’s no secret that inequality exists within the US education system. While city public schools often suffer low attendance and poor funding, other schools are thriving. You’d think we’d agree on the equal access to quality education, and yet, education wasn’t a topic discussed much this election. Still, we can do our part. That’s where Wizards…

Compassionate Communication

By Hannah Leve Wizards began in 1994 to promote curiosity in children. As the years have passed, Wizards has evolved to defy existing stereotypes about participants in STEM. While many students are science-minded, the term “STEM” can be intimidating. Wizards strives to break down this barrier. As a woman in science, Celeste is close the issue. While awareness…

Boston students find magic in Wizards

By Sam Santoro When you think of wizards, you probably think of Harry Potter or Merlin. You should also think of Celeste Caccavale, the manager of the CSC’s Wizards program, which brings the magic of science to local Boston schools.  Wizards provides supplemental science activities to kids in schools that may not have the necessary funding. Making ice cream in…

Is Cognitive Ability Affected by Socioeconomic Status?

By Annie Londregan It probably does not come as a surprise that there is high correlation between socioeconomic status (SES) and cognitive ability. It has been documented in numerous studies and can even be seen in our own Boston Public School System.  The Jackson/Mann School is a K-8 school in Allston where 84.5% of students…