education

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.

CT Teachers' Union to Hold Education Rally

Apr 24, 2012

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.

There will be a staged reading of War Stories, a performance about the effect of war based on writings from the Empire State College community on April 24 in the Proctors GE Theater in Schenectady, NY. Elaine Handley, Cindy Bates, and Claudia Hough join us to tell us more.

We welcome Jessica Minahan and Nancy Rappaport and speak about The Behavior Code: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students.

Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress has released a discussion brief analyzing how solid the region's educational infrastructure is for the decade to come... Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas has details

The report, titled "Closed Schools, Open Minds: Hudson Valley's School Enrollment Dilemma and Opportunities for Adaptive Reuse" looks into the dilemma school districts all over the Valley are facing: declining enrollment rates.

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Helping people help themselves to someday leave public housing was the goal of a conference Wednesday sponsored by the public housing authority in Springfield Massachusetts.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

    Every parent seeks a better life for their children was the motivational message aimed at more than 100 mostly young parents who attended today’s conference, some with their children in tow.

WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with Dr. Jeffrey Berman, a distinguished teaching professor of English at the University at Albany and the author of Death Education in the Writing Classroom.

 

 

Music Education

Apr 4, 2012

David Alan Miller, Meastro of The Albany Symphony Orchestra, joins us to talk about music education.

Joe Donahue speaks with Hope Sullivan about IS183 Gala, the Buckaroo Bollywood Ball.

Berkshires and Southern Vermont – According to the Autism Research Institute, one in 150 children are diagnosed with autism. WAMC's Charlie Deitz reports on what happens when these children enter into the education system

North Adams, MA – In the face of mostly bad news about school funding cuts, state charter schools heard some good news yesterday when US education officials awarded a $6 million dollar grant. It could affect a controversial Berkshires school set to open next year, as WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson reports.

North Adams, MA – Plans for the new Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter School are moving forward in anticipation of its opening in September 2004. Berkshire Bureau Chief Arlen Cellana sat down with some of the school's board members to find out where they are in the planning stages.

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