Schools

Writer’s Block: Little Women, Jersey Style

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When I was a young girl, my favorite book was “Little Women”, a story about four sisters growing up poor in New England around the time of the Civil War. They were encouraged by their mother to be independent, resilient and career-minded. Back then I never realized that Louisa May Alcott was so far ahead of her time or how relevant her story would be in 2014.

[PHOTO] Energy Experiments

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CLARK — Fifth graders at Valley Road School in Clark participated in a hands-on science experiment before winter break. Students in Bryan Lowe’s fifth grade class tested different materials to observe ways energy can transfer.