New England News
6:07 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Massachusetts to Grant In-State Tuition to Immigrant Students

The Governor of Massachusetts has submitted a request to the state’s Commissioner of Higher Education that  formerly undocumented students living in the Commonwealth receive in-state college tuition at public universities and community colleges. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…

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New England News
8:00 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Arizona School Backs Off Deal for Free Mass. Campus

An Arizona college has backed out a deal for a free 217-acre campus in Massachusetts, citing tens of millions in unanticipated costs.

Grand Canyon University informed the Oklahoma-based owners of the Northfield campus last week, five weeks after they were named the recipient after an extensive search.

The for-profit Christian college had planned to eventually host 5,000 students at the former campus of the Northfield Mount Hermon School, founded by 19th century evangelist D.L. Moody.

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3:25 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Katie Yezzi - Practice Perfect

It’s been said that practice makes perfect, but only if you make the most of that practice. That’s the theme of the new book Practice Perfect. For many people, practice means hours at the piano when we were kids, or long and boring sessions that we would rather avoid.

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New England News
4:03 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Early Childhood Home Visit Program Expands in Berkshire County

A federal program that assists at-risk families in preparing their young children with the basic reading and cognitive skills they’ll need before entering kindergarten is expanding in the Berkshires. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard has more…

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New England News
4:56 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

President of Connecticut Regents Board Resigns

The embattled president of Connecticut’s Board of Regents for Higher Education has announced his resignation following an outcry over unauthorized pay hikes for staff members totaling $250,000.

Board President Robert A. Kennedy says the controversy had become a distraction from the board's work.

Republican and Democratic leaders of the General Assembly's Higher Education Committee had called for Kennedy's resignation.

Governor Dannel Malloy says Kennedy's decision is "the right one."

New England News
12:00 am
Fri October 12, 2012

Conn. governor says raises hurt regents board's credibility

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says the credibility of the central office of the Board of Regents for Higher Education for the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system has been damaged by a flap over unauthorized pay raises.

Malloy said Thursday the board needs to conduct a review of what he calls "serious problems" and take appropriate steps.

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New England News
12:00 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

Report Takes New Look at Role of Public Colleges in Mass.

According to a new report released by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, 1/3 of high school graduates in the Commonwealth are not prepared for college level work. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…

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New England News
6:30 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

Women's College Awarded $2 Million Federal Grant

A women’s college  in Massachusetts has received a substantial financial boost from the federal government.   It will mean an overhaul of the curriculum and new services to help ensure student’s graduate.   WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

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The Roundtable
9:35 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Fire in the Ashes: Twenty-Five Years Among the Poorest Children in America

National Book Award-winning author, Jonathan Kozol, has been working with children in inner-city schools for nearly fifty years and has been called “today’s most eloquent spokesman for America’s disenfranchised.”

His latest book is Fire in the Ashes: Twenty-Five Years Among the Poorest Children in America.

New England News
6:15 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

Southern Berkshires Still Without Adult Basic Education Program

Months after an adult learning center was shut down in Berkshire County after being denied funding by Massachusetts education officials, the Southern portion of the county is still without a program to provide for the area’s education needs. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…

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