Education

Easthampton AP U.S. History Students

Students in the AP U.S. History program at Easthampton High School recently won a prestigious opportunity to represent the state of Massachusetts in the national “We the People” competition in Washington, D.C. in April. The teens beat out several other schools to win...

Community College Presidents

Jim Madigan will interview STCC Pres. Ira Rubenzahl, GCC Pres. Robert Pura, HCC Pres. William Messner and Acting Pres. Ellen Kennedy from BCC will discuss Governor’s proposal to centralize some operations while increasing funding and making Community Colleges...

Square One

Square One serves about 1,200 children in Hampden County every day with early education and child care programs and another 200 families through outreach social programs.  On June 1 they lost their entire building in the south end but managed to stay open, relocate,...

MA Commission for the Blind

Janet LaBreck, Director Mass Commission for the Blind, created an award winning internship program that supports over 60 blind college students in job sites each summer. Also our guests: Ron Gallagher, Director, Region 1 (Western MA) Commission for the Blind. Luis...

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...