The Board of Trustees at Berkshire Community College unanimously voted to appoint interim president Ellen Kennedy as the college’s 7th president. Ellen Kennedy took some time to speak with WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard.
Kennedy’s appointment will still need to be approved by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education.
The National Council on Teacher Quality, a non-profit policy and research center, is working on a project to rate the country’s schools of education. The report is to be published by US News and World Report. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with the think tank’s president, Kate Walsh.
Most parents and teachers would be skeptical to hear that young people should spend more time in front of video games to do better in school, but there are some who say that is the case. Clark Aldrich is a leading interface designer and one of the top educational simulator creators in the world. He will moderate a gaming summit tomorrow at Excelsior College in Albany on how serious video games can be used in higher education. Aldrich tells WAMC’s Brian Shields that parents and teachers should be open to serious video games as a good way to learn.
The Apprenticeship Project, a collectively-created performance installation, takes place on Wednesday in North Adams. The performance features 34 performers engaged in a variety of activities. We learn more from Arthur Levitt '52 Artist-in-Residence at Williams College, Hana van der Kolk.
Members of Connecticut's largest teachers' union will be rallying in support overhauling the state's education system and urging lawmakers to include voices from educators in the debate over Governor Dannel P. Malloy's education proposals. WAMC's Tristan O'Neill reports...
Teachers from the Connecticut Education Association will gather outside the state Capitol today and Wednesday night to urge the legislature to continue moving in what they say is the right direction with the governor's education bill.
Eboo Patel, one of the leading voices for cultivating greater understanding and acceptance of diverse faith backgrounds on college campuses, will speak Tuesday, April 24, at 5:30 p.m. in Memorial Chapel at Union College. More information here.