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A student’s take on Wellesley High teacher’s “You Are Not Special” book

Wellesley High School English teacher David McCullough, Jr.’s You Are Not Special… and Other Encouragements book launches today, April 22. Wellesley High senior Chris Ulian, who hasn’t had McCullough as a teacher but is well aware of his good reputation as an instructor, kindly volunteered to review it for us: To a cynic, David McCullough, Jr.’s […]

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Reminder: David McCullough, Jr., speaks at Wellesley Middle School on Wednesday

Wellesley High English teacher David McCullough, Jr., who converted his “You’re Not Special” speech into a book deal that comes to fruition this month, will speak at 7pm at Wellesley Middle School on Wednesday, April 9. The talk is geared towards parents of pre-  and young teens. When asked him about whether his book (“You Are […]

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Give and Take area to open at Wellesley RDF

Clearly, those old household items have got to get out of your house, but obviously they’re too good to just throw in the dumpster.  No problem,  the Wellesley RDF has you covered. Starting Tuesday, April 8 the Give and Take Area opens.  So as long as you give, say, four things and take only three, […]

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Author Andrew Dubus III to speak in Wellesley Thursday night

Author Andre Dubus III, whose books include Dirty Love, House of Sand and Fog, and The Garden of Last Days, will be giving a talk and answering questions at Wellesley Free Library today at 7pm. The author, who lives north of Boston with his family, has received numerous big-time awards for his writing. Anyone who has […]

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David McCullough, Jr. mania: Special Wellesley teacher making rounds as book launch nears

Wellesley High School English teacher David McCullough, Jr., he of the “You’re Not Special” commencement speech, is popping up on the speaking circuit in town at least 3 times next month to coincide with the arrival of his first book. McCullough will also take his show on the road across New England. The book is […]

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Innovations in STEM education panel coming to Wellesley Free Library on March 19

By Rama K. Ramaswamy (Special to The Swellesley Report) Picasso once said, all children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. Welcome to generation innovation. Both Bill Gates, who famously promoted the belief that, education should be well correlated to areas that actually produce jobs and Steve Jobs who […]

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Wellesley exhibit to explore science of Harry Potter

A very magical exhibit about the science of Harry Potter’s World is coming to the Wellesley College Science Center’s library starting March 10 and it’s open to the general public. Learn about potions, herbology, monsters, magical creatures, immortality and more (well, what is there really beyond immortality). The library’s Meghan Gamsby tells us that the public […]

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