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JULY 2 - SONIA MANZANO

Earlier this week, actress and writer Sonia Manzano announced that she would be retiring from Sesame Street after 44 years portraying the character Maria Figueroa-Rodriguez. Within that time, she won a total of 15 Emmy Awards as a member of the show’s writing staff and was nominated twice for an Emmy Award as Outstanding Performer in a Children’s Series.

Since 1971, Manzano has dedicated her life to education, the arts and the pure joy of reading. Additional accolades include her induction into the Bronx Hall of Fame, an honorary doctorate in fine arts from the University of Notre Dame and a 2005 “Groundbreaking Latina Lifetime Achievement” from the National Association of Latina Leaders.

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Classics for the people – why we should all learn from the ancient Greeks
The dazzling thought-world of the Greeks gave us our ideas of democracy and happiness. Yet learning classics tends to be restricted to the privileged few. It’s time for ‘elitist dinosaurs’ to embrace a citizens’ classics for all

Just how special were the ancient Greeks? Was there really a Greek “miracle”? The question has become painfully politicised. Critics of colonialism and racism tend to play down the specialness of the ancient Greeks. Those who maintain that there was something identifiably different and even superior about the Greeks, on the other hand, are often die-hard conservatives who have a vested interest in proving the superiority of “western” ideals. I fit into neither camp. I am certainly opposed to colonialism and racism, and have investigated reactionary abuses of the classical tradition in colonial India and by apologists of slavery all the way through to the American Civil War. But my constant engagement with the ancient Greeks and their culture has made me more, rather than less, convinced that they asked a series of crucial questions that are difficult to identify in combination within any of the other cultures of the ancient Mediterranean or Near Eastern antiquity. This is why, as I will go on to argue, I believe in classics for the people – that ideas from the ancient Greeks should be taught to everybody, not just the privileged few.

Job Announcement: Curator of Education and Public Engagement

Job Announcement: Curator of Education & Public Engagement

The Curator of Education & Public Engagement will be responsible for hiring, training, and scheduling education staff, as well as daily education program management. The candidate will also aim to enhance Drayton Hall’s efforts at public outreach, working with schools and organizations to foster new relationships and networks in the local community. DUTIES Contribute to the overall success of…

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New York Hall of Science builds interactive ecosystems for kids to play and learn

The new Connected Woelds exhibit at the New York Hall of Science looks really cool! Via Boing Boing.

The New York Hall of Science’s new Connected Worlds exhibit is a series of six interactive ecosystems that spreads across the walls of its Great Hall, united by a 3000 square foot interactive floor. Kids can use their hands to plant seeds, or to move real logs to divert water and notice the effects on the various environments. Healthy ecosystems produce creatures that migrate among the different worlds.

It’s intended to teach young folks about how systems work, especially in the contest of ecology and sustainability. Prolific game designer and artist Zach Gage (we last spoke to him about fortunetelling apps and accidental clones, but he does all kinds of things) consulted on the project:

“My biggest pushes were for ensuring that the takeaways for children were experiential (to be unpacked later with educators/family members/friends) rather than a set of point-by-point facts or statistics,” he writes. “I strongly believe that part of the power of games is that they can convey experiences, not just lessons, and that experiences can be key in teaching certain topics that are too complex to ever truely understand—in this case, systems thinking.”

As a kid I remember very little about my class trips to museums besides the worksheets, where we had to study exhibits and then write down what they told us about how the world works. Strangely I can’t remember anything specific that I learned—just that I sat for a while copying down a diagram of a flower by hand, more interested in its infrastructure than in any fact the image could convey.

Learn more about the Connected Worlds project here, or see it for yourself at the New York Hall of Science, where it’ll be housed for the next 5-10 years!

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Jack Russell Launches 2-Day Student Charters

Jack Russell Launches 2-Day Student Charters

Posted for Fins + Claws Squirming, slimy, and wet, hands-on lessons of practical safety and best ecological practices around the shoreline are again available on two-day student charters beginning July 14 & 15 at SeaFruit Oyster House on St. George Island. Up to six “crew” positions are open to students aged 10 to 14. Activities include wading in the creek, fishing off a boat, crabbing off the…

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Jennessa Salas, student from the College of Lake County, shared some of her photos from her recent trip to Central Europe with Professor Bob Lossman. The Central Europe study abroad program lasted from May 17 - June 1, 2015which was a 16-day journey exploring Bavaria, the Danube, Slovakia, and Czech Republic. While abroad students took two courses: ART 241 (Art History II) and HUM 122 (Introduction to Humanities II)

She shares:
This The Great Marble Hall, within the Abbey (Melk) Monastery in Austria. The picture shows the great marble columns the line the hall, and the magnificent ceiling fresco.

                                        Music with Emily!  


Week 1: Wednesday June 24th
Week 2: Wednesday July 1st
Week 3: Wednesday July 8th


Time -10:30am                                     


      Recommended Ages 6months - 3.5 years
      Music Classes with Emily from Mary Ann Hall’s Music for Children and Beyond, an early childhood music education program!
Emily’s Mission:
To contribute to the development of musicianship and a lifelong enjoyment of music by “Connecting The Art Of Music With The Heart Of The Child.” You will take a new trip each Wednesday at 10:30am with Broadway performer and early childhood music educator. This three week program takes you on three musical adventures. “Papageno And The Birds”, “ The Octopus Garden” and “The Stars”.Includes: singing, dancing, rhythms, rhymes, live guitar, instruments, puppet, dramatic musical play, and stomp your feet & feel the beat fun!

      Space is limited so please Register in advance, Drop ins are welcome but not guaranteed!

      COST PER CLASS: $10 for first child $5 for siblingsTo sign up send an email OR call the store!

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City rejects private-public partnership for decaying Willett Hall

PORTSMOUTH, Va (WAVY) — A Portsmouth venue desperately needs repair, but money is already tight, due to budget cuts. That leaves the future of Willett Hall hanging in the balance.

You don’t have to step foot inside to see the decline of Willett Hall in Portsmouth. The historic performance venue wears its years poorly, but what you can’t see costs the most.

“Over the years, it’s been allowed to…

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ECU Educational Commission Survey

The ECU Educational Commission is conducting a survey of its member Federations.

The survey has got two objectives: to obtain basic information about the Federations of the ECU and to understand the place of chess in the education system of the Federation countries.

The survey is led by the ECU Educational Commission, and they will give the mission to make the survey for the different countries of the ECU.

The results of the survey will be presented at a conference in Porec, Croatia 24-27th September, as well as on the website of ECU. The result will be analyzed thoroughly and will shape the future work of the commission.

Deadline for sending in the results of the survey is the 16th of August 2015.

More about the survey can be found at the ECU website

If any questions, please contact Jesper Hall, chairman ECU Educational Commission.

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Hall & Oates - Adult Education (Live)!!! Truly, a very nice song to the max cube!!! Kernel:)/J<

The brilliant Darnell Moore (@mooredarnell) will close #MensMonth @ Unity Fellowship Church NewArk tomorrow, 11am at Newark Symphony Hall. Darnell is an educator, a writer, a cultural worker and a critic with a cadre of gifts, talents and powerful things to say! This community leader has been all over television talking about of all things freedom and tomorrow, we know he’s got something mighty and awesome to share with is as we are REMEMBERING OUR PAST…MOVING FORWARD. Join us.

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Struggle and Hope presents a short documentary tribute to Lola Parker Dean, a teacher who repeatedly broke through racial barriers in Oklahoma.  She passed away in 2015 at the age of 104, shortly after being inducted in the Oklahoma Black Educators Hall of Fame. This is part of the www.struggleandhope.com documentary, web project about Oklahoma’s all-black towns.

Educators Conduct 'Rally for Respect' Monday at City Hall

Educators Conduct ‘Rally for Respect’ Monday at City Hall

Lisa R. Begley, Haverhill High School health and physical education instructor, is the incoming president of the Haverhill Education Association.

Haverhill educators are expected to be out in force Monday afternoon at City Hall in their continuing effort to bring “a fair and decent contract.”

What the Haverhill Education Association is calling the “Rally For Respect” takes place Monday, June 22,…

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