Education

We Still Live Here

Anne Makepeace will discuss her documentary “We Still Live Here: As Nutayunean” telling the story of Native American linguist Jessie Little Doe Baird and her efforts to save the native language of the Wampanoags which had not been spoken for over a...

Care Center of Holyoke

The Care Center is an alternative education program for pregnant and parenting teens who have dropped out of high school. Currently, between 70 and 85 percent of Care Center students who leave The Care Center with their GEDs go on to college....

In-Depth: Education (part 2)

Carrie Saldo sits down with Susan Hollins, Superintendent of Schools in Greenfield to discuss the “Virtual School at Greenfield”.  They are in their second year and this was the first Virtual School in the state....

In-Depth: Education (part 1)

Connecting Point Correspondent Carloee McGrath visits a few towns through out the region and talks with school administrators, finance people and parents to find out how different cities and towns are handling the cuts that had to be made to their budgets and how this...

Anti-Bullying Laws

Guests: Ann Marie Carpenter, LICSW, Berkshire County ADA Robert Kinzer Our guests will discuss the positive and negative impact that anti-bullying laws have had on public school education with host Carrie Saldo. As well as explore questions such as has the law made...

Educating Homeless Kids

Daniel Heimpel is part of a national initiative –including a documentary film – to highlight the problems homeless kids face getting an education. Locally, his visit is in conjunction with a town meeting effort supported by the Davis Foundation and “Cherish Every...

Mock Trial Champs

Massachusetts champs from Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Schoolwill compete for the 2011 National High School Mock Trial Championship next week. Hannah Sokoloff-Rubin, Alana Young, Rafael Fields and Coach Gary Huggett will join us to talk about the process, and their...

MCAS Book: “Testing the Heart”

Two former Holyoke High teachers have written a fictional book telling the story of a young teacher and dealing in large part with their concerns about the impact the MCAS tests are having on education. Co-authors Melva Michalian, and Lorene Morin of “Testing the...

Talk/Read/Succeed

The 2009 MCAS reading test results for Springfield found 64 percent of city’s third graders scored below proficient. Now, a new initiative from the Davis Foundation is working in two of Springfield’s poorest housing developments to improve literacy rates, educate...

The College Application Process

Peter Miller, VP for Admissions, American International College, Springfield and Adam Metcsh, founder of The College Advisors of New England will be joining Connecting Point host Carrie Saldo on Monday, March 7th to discuss the college application process. Peter...