ANDOVER — Singers of all parts are invited to join the Andover Choral Society’s rehearsals for its winter concert, “Emerge Together.” Upcoming rehearsals are from 7:20 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Mondays, Sept. 20 and 27, at Christ Church, 33 Central St.

BOSTON — Legislation establishing the Podokesaurus holyokensis as the official dinosaur of Massachusetts cleared its first committee Tuesday and the lawmaker behind the effort hopes the forward movement will help teach onlookers about the legislative process.

Inpatient behavioral health facilities have been recently facing issues that David Matteodo, executive director of the Massachusetts Association of Behavioral Health Systems, said are unlike anything he's seen in his 30 years of experience.

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Do schools adequately teach 9/11? What children learn about the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, is mostly left to school districts and teachers to decide. The state’s curriculum framework says little on the topic, which is mentioned only as a footnote at the end of U.S. and world history courses. According to research, most teachers address the attacks with one-day lesson plans tied to the anniversary of 9/11 that focus on those killed in the tragedy, first responders and the U.S. military strikes that followed. Do you think students should be given a more structured curriculum?

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