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Lorna Sheridan: Education Roundup, March 20

Paid internship: The Metropolitan Transportation Commission will offer 34 Sonoma County high school students the chance to gain professional experience in transportation planning and related fields through its summer internship program. A list of full- and part-time internship opportunities and the online application instructions are available at jobs.mtc.ca.gov/internships. The deadline to apply is Sunday, March 25, The program runs June 26 to Aug. 31, $15/hour.

Long life: Data from a recent study on aging found that those who babysat lived longer – and it didn’t matter whether it was their own grandkids or someone else’s. Taking care of kids keeps them physically active and helps relieve stress, but overdoing it can cross a line and cancel out those health benefits, the study states. Another benefit is the social interaction that helps keep the brain healthy. Read more at abc7.com/2411739/.

Free classes: Art Escape has announced several free art classes for teens. In Flame-work Glass, teens will learn how to use a gas torch to heat, shape and fuse colored glass. The classes (sign up for 1, 2 or 3) run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 25, March 31, and April 21.

Save the date: Presentation School has an excellent speaker coming on Thursday, April 12. Bay Area writer and educator Ana Homayoun will share wisdom from her book “Social Media Wellness: Helping Tweens and Teens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World.”

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