education

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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New England News
5:11 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Southern Berkshire Regional School District Searches for New Superintendent

The Southern Berkshire Regional School District is beginning its search for a new superintendent, and is enlisting the help of an outside group to assist in the search. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports….

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New York News
12:27 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Tim Kremer - New York State School Boards Association

With the school year starting for students across New York State in the coming weeks, there are several new programs being implemented. WAMC's Brian Shields spoke with Tim Kremer of the New York State School Boards Association about the new policies, including teacher evaluations and anti-bullying programs.

WAMC Speakers Corner
12:52 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Alan Chartock...In Conversation with Eva Moskowitz

Eva Moskowitz

Host Alan Chartock is joined by former New York City Councilwoman Eva Moskowitz, an educational reformer who founded the Success Academies.

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