education

New England News
5:44 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

Mass. Students Fare Better on ACT Tests

State education officials say Massachusetts students who take the national college admissions ACT test score better than their national counterparts.

Officials announced Wednesday that scores from the 2012 test show Massachusetts students outperforming the national average by three points.

Out of a possible 36 points, Massachusetts students received an average composite score of 24.1, compared to the national average score of 21.1.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Wed August 22, 2012

Danica McKellar - Girls Get Curves: Geometry Takes Shape

Danica McKellar has written three New York Times bestselling books aimed at making Math accessible, and her fourth book, Girls Get Curves: Geometry Takes Shape was published earlier this month. We welcome the actress and internationally-recognized mathematician back to the show.

WAMC News
5:15 pm
Mon August 6, 2012

73 Percent of Vermont Schools Fail to Meet Standard

The Vermont Department of Education says 73 percent of Vermont schools have not met increased targets under the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

The 2012 results were released Monday.

Officials say the increase was caused by a rise in standards, which go up every three years with the goal of 100 percent of students being proficient in math, reading and science by 2014. The final target increase was in 2011.

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New England News
3:04 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

Education Official Promotes Child Literacy Efforts

Children attend a summer reading program at the Dorman School in Springfield MA
WAMC

Education officials in Massachusetts are stressing the importance of early childhood literacy when it comes to closing the achievement gap.  A pioneering reading proficiency program in Springfield has been nationally recognized.  WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

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Capital District News
12:35 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

Neil Golub - Executive Chairman of the Board, Price Chopper supermarkets

The Schenectady Museum is undergoing a major change. Plans have been announced for the museum to become The Learning Center. Heading the effort is Neil Golub, the executive chairman of the board of Price Chopper supermarkets, who says there will be two main interactive science programs; the Exploratorium and the Challenger Learning Center. He spoke with WAMC’s Brian Shields.

The Roundtable - Question of the Day
9:03 am
Tue July 17, 2012

Question of the Day - Standardized Tests?

New York education officials are expected to release the results today of the standardized English and math tests given to elementary school students this past spring. Do you think standardized tests are important?

The Roundtable
9:48 am
Tue July 10, 2012

Edventures

Mary Huber joins us in Studio A to talk about the upcoming Jane Austen Edventure to England in January.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Mon July 9, 2012

Games in Education Symposium 2012

The Games in Education Symposium is a multi-day symposium that focuses on the topic of using video games to supplement and inspire in-classroom education. Tobi Saulnier - Founder and CEO at 1st Playable Productions and Matt Nolin - lead coordinator of the symposium - join us to tell us more.

North Country News
7:04 am
Thu June 21, 2012

VT Gets Grant to Improve Education Data Gathering

Vermont is getting a $5 million federal grant for a new automated system that will allow it to better gather and report on information from every school in the state.  WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports…

Officials say with the new system the state will be able determine, for example, how many students have taken geometry by ninth grade or attended full-day kindergarten.

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New England News
9:07 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

New Superintendent Chosen For Springfield MA Public Schools

Daniel Warwick,chosen to be the new Springfield superintendent of schools
WAMC

The second largest public school district in Massachusetts will have a new  superintendent of schools by July 1st.  WAMC’s Paul Tuthill reports.

            Daniel Warwick, who began his career in education as a teacher in the public schools in Springfield Mass in 1976, and is currently deputy superintendent, has been picked to be the troubled school systems next chief administrator.

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