Education

Teachers of Color with Principal Joseph Smith

In Massachusetts, while 40% of students are people of color, only 6% of teachers are people of color. Carolee McGrath sat down with Joseph Smith, the co-interim principal of Amherst-Pelham Regional Middle School to learn about the disparity between students of color...

Teaching Cursive in a Digital World

During the midterm election, thousands of mail-in ballots from Florida were thrown out because signatures didn’t match the ones on file. As Connecting Point’s Stephanie Leydon reports, it’s a rare example of the relevance of teaching cursive hand-writing at a time...

Sensory Walks Help Students with ADHD

Settling down for a long day at school can be hard for little ones. For children with ADHD and other sensory challenges, a full school day can be particularly difficult. Occupational therapists and educators in Holyoke are experimenting with a new method to help...

HCC Dual Enrollment Program

By all accounts this has been a challenging year for high school seniors. But Sage Pasquale of Holyoke ended the year on a high note. Pasquale not only graduated with a high school degree but also with an associate’s degree with high honors from Holyoke Community...