education

New England News
6:14 pm
Wed May 23, 2012

Community Corner: Ellen Kennedy of Berkshire Community College

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.

New England News
6:00 pm
Mon May 21, 2012

VT School May Encourage Use of Cell Phones in Class

Mount Anthony Union High School in Bennington is looking for ways to save money but provide the same access to information that their Middle School enjoys, access to laptop computer for every student.

Frank Barnes is the Director of Technology for the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union. He’s helping develop an experiment to determine which technologies fit different styles of classroom learning.

The solution might just be to let students use a tool that many schools forbid in the classroom, their smartphone.

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New England News
12:50 pm
Tue May 15, 2012

Schools Of Education To Be Graded

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.

New York News
6:38 am
Mon May 14, 2012

Senator Gillibrand Touts Veteran Education, Jobs

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is making the rounds of upstate New York college campuses to promote legislation to help veterans get education and training needed for civilian jobs.

Her schedule Monday includes stops at Syracuse University, Nazareth College in Rochester, and D'Youville College in Buffalo.

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Capital District News
12:19 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Clark Aldrich, Clark Aldrich Designs LLC - Video Games and Education

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 Roundtable
11:33 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Beacon Music Factory

Musician, Stephen Clair, joins us to talk about The Beacon Music Factory - a music school for all ages.

Commentary & Opinion
3:00 pm
Tue May 8, 2012

Stephen Gottlieb: What students need from higher education?

 

Students are choosing where to go to college. A college education is expensive but too many graduates come out of college without a skill set. What do they need from higher education?

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The Roundtable
1:52 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

The Apprenticeship Project - Hana van der Kolk

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.

New England News
8:43 am
Tue April 24, 2012

CT Teachers' Union to Hold Education Rally

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.

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The Roundtable
4:15 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Eboo Patel at Union College on 4/24

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.

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