school http://wamc.org en Albany Academies Bicentennial http://wamc.org/post/albany-academies-bicentennial <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.albanyacademies.org/">&nbsp;</a></span><a href="http://www.albanyacademies.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">The Albany Academies</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> -- Albany Academy for Girls &amp; The Albany Academy -- are committed to developing the potential of the whole individual student by building a community that fosters scholarship, leadership, character, service and creativity. And they’ve been doing that for 200 years.</span></p><p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 84498 at http://wamc.org Albany Academies Bicentennial M. Night Shyamalan Talks About "I Got Schooled" And Closing America's Education Gap http://wamc.org/post/m-night-shyamalan-talks-about-i-got-schooled-and-closing-americas-education-gap <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In 2008, Oscar-nominated film director M. Night Shyamalan (<em>The Sixth Sense</em>, <em>Unbreakable</em>, <em>Signs</em>) decided to take an active role in helping fix what&rsquo;s wrong in American public education.</p><p>He learned that there are five keys to closing America&rsquo;s achievement gap. But just as we must do several things to maintain good health&mdash; eat the right foods, exercise regularly, get a good night&rsquo;s sleep&mdash;so too must we use all five keys to turn around our lowest-performing schools. These five keys are used by all the schools that are succeeding, and no schools are succeeding without them. He joins us to tell us more.</p><p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 75311 at http://wamc.org M. Night Shyamalan Talks About "I Got Schooled" And Closing America's Education Gap Public Education/DSS Partnership http://wamc.org/post/public-educationdss-partnership <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.berkshirefarm.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Berkshire Farm Center &amp; Services for Youth </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">is one of New York State’s leading nonprofit child welfare agencies and has a distinguished history of working with children and families for 125 years.</span></p><p>On Thursday, May 23, representatives from the New York State Assembly and the <a href="http://www.nysed.gov/">New York State Department of Education</a> joined dozens of school superintendents and agency officials at <a href="https://www.questar.org/">Questar III BOCES</a> to announce a new partnership to support students, families and young adults in the Rensselaer, Columbia and Greene Counties.</p><p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 68773 at http://wamc.org Public Education/DSS Partnership Sir Ken Robinson http://wamc.org/post/sir-ken-robinson <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Sir Ken Robinson is an internationally recognized leader and advisor in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources in education and business. His 2006 TED Talk about schools killing creativity is the most viewed in TED’s history. In 2011, he was listed as “one of the world’s elite thinkers on creativity and innovation” by Fast Company magazine.</p><p> Wed, 22 May 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 65332 at http://wamc.org Sir Ken Robinson "The Myth of the Perfect Girl" by Ana Hamayoun http://wamc.org/post/myth-perfect-girl-ana-hamayoun <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">According to our next guest, in their efforts to juggle schoolwork and extracurricular activities, family life and social lives, friends, as well as relationships online and the real world, many girls begin to lose sight of who they really are, and instead work overtime to please their friends, parents, teachers, and others.</span></p><p>In her new book, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0399537716/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0399537716">The Myth of the Perfect Girl</a></em>, Ana Hamoyoun presents advice to empower both parents and girls themselves to discover what true success and happiness means to them — and how to work to achieve it.</p><p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 55951 at http://wamc.org "The Myth of the Perfect Girl" by Ana Hamayoun 2 Rifles Seized From CVU Parking Lot http://wamc.org/post/2-rifles-seized-cvu-parking-lot <p></p><p>Two rifles and ammunition have been seized from vehicles at the Champlain Valley Union High School in Hinesburg but the principal says the guns were used for hunting and he doesn't believe the students intended to harm anyone.<br><br>The school policy prohibits having firearms on school grounds. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 00:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 55415 at http://wamc.org 2 Rifles Seized From CVU Parking Lot Dave Cullen http://wamc.org/post/dave-cullen <p></p><p>What happened on Friday reminded many of us of another tragic school shooting at Columbine High School on April 20th, 1999. That is the day seniors Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 12 students and one teacher, as well as injuring 24 others.</p><p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 54057 at http://wamc.org Dave Cullen Dr. Douglas Huntley - Superintendent of the Queensbury Union Free School District http://wamc.org/post/dr-douglas-huntley-superintendent-queensbury-union-free-school-district <p>Sandy Hook Elementary School perhaps did everything right. Its staff and teachers worked every day to create a climate that valued kindness and posted the plan for all to see. They had lockedown drills that trained everyone to stay low and quiet in the event of an emergency. A security system introduced this year required visitors to ring a bell, sign-in and produce a photo ID. After 9:30 a.m., the doors were locked.</p><p>And now it's the home of the one of the worst school shootings in U.S. history, twenty children dead and eight adults, including the shooter.</p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 54055 at http://wamc.org Vermont to Expand Farm to School Program http://wamc.org/post/vermont-expand-farm-school-program <p>Vermont is planning to expand a program that connects schools to local farms.&nbsp; WAMC&#39;s Tristan O&#39;Neill reports...</p><p>Since 2006, the Vermont&nbsp;Farm to School program has provided nearly 50 Vermont&nbsp;schools with funding to get more nutritious food into cafeterias and nutrition and agriculture education into classrooms.</p> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 12:04:20 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 37468 at http://wamc.org Vermont to Expand Farm to School Program