education

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
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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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New England News
3:53 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Berkshire School District Continues Trial of Online Education to Prevent Dropouts

The Adams-Cheshire Regional School District voted this week at a district committee meeting to continue evaluating an online education program called PLATO, as a means to curb the high school’s dropout rate. The PLATO program or Programmed Logic for Automatic Teaching Operations was first purchased by the district in 2011 and can be used for test preparation, expanded learning, and credit replacement.

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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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