NORTHAMPTON, MA – Many young people who are involved with Department of Youth Services (DYS), the state’s juvenile justice system, have been challenged by traditional teaching approaches used in their previous school settings. But there may be a powerful way to increase their engagement and accelerate their learning, using blended learning – online learning combined… [Read More]
NORTHAMPTON, MA – Educators engage struggling learners when they use teaching techniques that are in sync with the brain’s memory systems, says local educator and author, Ken Pransky. In his new book, Memory at Work in the Classroom: Strategies to Help Underachieving Students, Pransky and coauthor Dr. Francis Bailey give teachers the tools to support… [Read More]
NORTHAMPTON MA – The community will have a chance Wednesday, in a whirlwind of meetings and interviews, to hear from three candidates for the post of school superintendent, topped off with a planned decision by the school board.
HOLYOKE, MA – Web Design and Computer Programming Instructor Karen Morneau says that whenever the Robotics Club meets at Dean Technical High School, more students show up. The afterschool club is popular, she says, because students soon learn that working with robots “is so incredibly fun.” But taking part in the Robotics Club is also… [Read More]