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May 2017

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BPS criticized on special education, English language learners budget

Mary Battenfeld spoke out about BPS budgets.

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Boston Race Relations

William “Smitty” Smith was on air for this WGBH segment to discuss challenges in race relations.

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Friendly phone chats uplift Hudson seniors’ spirit

Alexandria Boule helped create the program Friendly Chat at the Hudson Senior Center.

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Jeffrey Strasnick Finalist for Assistant Supt. in Arlington

Jeffrey Strasnick was highlighted as a candidate for the Assistant Superintendent position in Arlington.

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Freedom to express racial, cultural identity is a key to success

Mary Battenfeld wrote one of many letters in this section criticizing a previous column and calling the hair policy at Mystic Valley Regional Charter School discriminatory.

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How to explain events like the Manchester attack to young children

Diane Levin is quoted about how children process news events.

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'Ugly' political landscape

Sen. Warren at Wheelock College takes jabs at Trump, sees 'ugly' political landscape

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Get 'More Involved In Policy Work'

Sen. Warren Tells Wheelock Grads To Get 'More Involved In Policy Work'

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Newly Appointed Ombudsperson

Wheelock is highlighted for its newly appointed ombudsperson

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5 in race for 3 seats on School Committee

Meghan Cummings Fleck is highlighted as a candidate for the Falmouth School Committee

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Walking Through the Past With Mom

An alumna’s daughter wrote about her experience traveling to her mother’s 70th Wheelock reunion in this round-up.

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3 Incumbents, 2 Challengers in contest for 3 seats on Saugerties school board

Krista Barringer is highlighted as she seeks a second term on the Saugerties school board.

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Nude scene shows how ‘family entertainment’ can be a minefield

Linda Chin is interviewed in this critical analysis of theater targeted at children.

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It's a no-Trump zone on most campuses

At college commencement speeches in 2017, it's a no-Trump zone on most campuses

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I Am Because We Are

A group of youth submitted contributions to the Ubuntu Arts Project.

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Russell Westbrook will win the NBA MVP award over James Harden

Sam Cook was interviewed about statistics related to the NBA MVP award.

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Boston commencement 2017: Oprah and the 5 speeches you can't miss

Oprah and the 5 speeches you can't miss

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The Discourse Against Homework: Concerns and Solutions

Janine Bempechat coauthored this post about the importance of appropriate homework.

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Hull ‘sanctuary community’ petition defeated

Irwin Nesoff petitioned to declare Hull a sanctuary community for undocumented immigrants.

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Sleep Hygiene

Alexa Curtiss, an intern at BCM, wrote this blog

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Kindness Begins With Little Hands

Audrea Sze, Blanca Tan, and Carina Teo – Wheelock Singapore students – wrote this piece about how to teach children the value of helping others.

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April 2017

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Methuen High holds 'Day of Silence' for LGBTQ students

Zach Kerr was interviewed about his experience at Methuen High School and the growth of its Gay-Straight Alliance.

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Who’s speaking at this year’s local college commencements?

The Boston Globe, April 24, 2017

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Unique Adoption Story

Hope Haslam Straughan and Mare Parker O’Toole appeared on this segment on WHDH to tell their families’ unique adoption story.

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IN THE HEIGHTS and More Set for Wheelock Family Theatre's 2017-18 Season

The upcoming season of WFT for 2017-2018 is previewed.

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In Time of Crisis: Chris Hoeh's Generosity Comes Full Circle

Alumnus Chris Hoeh is highlighted for his generosity as the community comes to his aid following a ski accident which left him paralyzed.

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Lucy Wheelock: Pioneer in Early Childhood Whose Ideas & Vision Live On at Wheelock College Today

Diane Levin authored this reflection on Lucy Wheelock to share at ACEI’s 125th Anniversary Celebration.

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THEATER REVIEW: Whimsical ‘Charlotte’s Web’ has important themes

WFT’s performance is praised for its simple yet important depiction of life themes for children.

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People Think This Student’s Tweet About Gender-Neutral Bathrooms Is Too Pure For This World

Julissa Moolenaar tweeted selfies in a gender neutral restroom which went viral.

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Wheelock@Worcester MSW Move

The move of the Wheelock@Worcester MSW program to the College of the Holy Cross is highlighted here.

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‘Charlotte’s Web’ spins its tale with aerial acrobatics

WFT’s performance of Charlotte’s Web is highlighted.

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Silverman: On Passover, welcome the stranger, see yourself

Eric Silverman authored this column about Passover and welcoming refugees.

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Provide Mentoring to Retain Early Childhood Educators

Three Wheelock Singapore students in early childhood education wrote this op/ed.

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March 2017

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Aquinnah Town Column: March 31

Kate Murphy Kausch took a position as Director of Early Childhood Education at the Kingsley Montessori School.

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Danvers Church to Host 'Windows' Exhibit

Sharon Clark had a photography exhibit on display in Danvers last month.

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Looking Back: Gatepost alumni reflect on time at the paper

Alexandra Smith was a featured alum in her alma mater’s student newspaper as part of its 85th anniversary issue.

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Nashua Brings on New Superintendent for City's Public Schools

Jahmal Mosley will soon be the superintendent of schools for the Nashua School District in New Hampshire.

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Director of Early Childhood Programs at Community Services to Retire

Debbie Milne will soon retire from her early childhood program director role

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For Milton couple, saying goodbye to dogs is part of the job

John Crapps volunteers for Canine Companions by raising dogs that will later become service dogs.

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INTERNal Dialogue: Josh the Intern Visits Farm, Talks Compost Appreciation

Joshua Kostanski wrote a blog about his experience interning for Bootstrap Compost, and the process of composting.

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Race Amity Documentary, Primer Advance in Development

William Smith was interviewed, and the National Center for Race Amity’s work on the documentary program An American Story: Race Amity and the Other Tradition was highlighted.

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Next Chapter: Bangor Bookseller Trades Retail for Book-Inspired Adventure

Cathy Anderson is retiring from her bookstore

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Should A Segment of a College Community Be Able To Veto A Voice?

Gail Dines appeared on this WGBH segment with two others about freedom of speech and trigger warnings at institutions of higher education.

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Deaf Culture Day Highlights Diversity in Abilities

Elbert Joseph, who began his acting career at the WFT, was interviewed about the challenges of being a member of the deaf community.

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A Confederate Flag produces a conversation of hope

Carlos Hoyt was interviewed about his response to a neighbor flying a Confederate flag.

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IRNE Announces Nominations for Annual Theater Awards

Mary Poppins was nominated for an award, as was Cameron Levesque who appeared in the production.

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Silverman: Arts open windows into Big World

Eric Silverman authored this column on the importance of the arts.

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Learning more to teach others

Wayne Lin left a career in IT to become an early childhood educator through Wheelock’s program in Singapore.

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4 Things You Can Do To Help Your Child Learn At The Playground

Three Wheelock Singapore students studying early childhood education authored this piece.

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February 2017

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Educate Texas Unveils Recommendations From Year-Long Texas Teacher Preparation Collaborative To Place Effective Teachers In Every Classroom

President David Chard served on the Texas Teacher Preparation Collaborative, convened by Educate Texas, to provide teacher preparation recommendations.

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How Jamaican-born Nadine Brown Became D.C's American Wine Expert

Nadine Brown transitioned from a career in social work to being a wine expert.

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Manchester University sets aside full day to explore mental health issues

Lynn Sanford gave a talk at Manchester University on resilience following trauma.

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Mitchell Women Stumble in NECC Tournament

The Wheelock women's basketball squad beat Mitchell for its first New England Collegiate Conference tournament win, and the Mitchell coach acknowledged Wheelock wanted the win more.

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Committed to Her Cause

Trenna Liong is profiled about her transition into the early childhood education field.

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Shane Boucher is Following His Dreams - in Tap Shoes

Shane Boucher, an actor in Billy Elliot, is profiled.

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How Millennials Are Changing Beauty

Gail Dines is interviewed about makeup and empowerment.

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Worcester Woman Makes Mark on Wheelock's 'Billy Elliot'

Lisa Wondolowski, who took over as stage manager for Billy Elliot, is interviewed about the show’s intricacies.

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Diversity Low in Mass. Teachers Preparation Programs

The state is looking to increase the diversity of candidates pursuing careers in education. Meanwhile 24% of students at Wheelock in teacher preparation programs are classified as minority.

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Silverman: Alternative Facts That Come in the Night

Eric Silverman authored this column criticizing a new idea of “alternative facts.”

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Wheelock's 'Billy Elliot' Showcases Boyhood With Grace and Wit

Billy Elliot is reviewed and lauded for raising new discussion topics between children and adults.

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TypeOneNation Summit Boston 2017

Aimee Folger was a speaker at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s TypeOneNation Summit Boston 2017

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Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The "Child Care War Machine" Edition

Diane Levin was interviewed in this segment about friendships between young boys and girls. (This topic begins at the 38:45 mark. Diane is introduced at the 43:45 mark).

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THEATER REVIEW: 'Billy Elliot' Leaps Into Boston

The plot and content of the performance Billy Elliot is reviewed.

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2017 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize Winners Announced

Sara Levine’s book, Tooth by Tooth: Comparing Fangs, Tusks, and Chompers, won a 2017 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Children’s Science Picture Book.

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January 2017

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Women’s shelters launch boycott of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ movie sequel

Gail Dines’ organization, Culture Reframed, led a boycott against the movie “50 Shades Darker.”

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Working Together at Wheelock

The Un-Send Exhibit, currently on display in the Gallery, was previewed in Artscope.

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Lynn Native Plays Key Role at Wheelock

Emily Doyle, a member of the women’s basketball team, was interviewed about her role playing for Wheelock and the program’s progress.

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College Town: MSW program offered at Worcester YWCA

The Wheelock@Worcester program is highlighted as one of the Masters in Social Work programs in Worcester.

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Local librarian to run first Boston Marathon for charity

Alumna Kim Ivers is running the 2017 Boston Marathon.

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Sheehan grad returning to put on magic show to benefit school band

Alumna Kayla Drescher, a stage magician, will return to her high school for a benefit performance.

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Westborough man to embark on two-month cross country trek to promote cancer awareness

Alumnus Dave McGrath is combining cancer awareness and comedy into a two-month trip.

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BILLY ELLIOT Opens Next Week at Wheelock Family Theatre!

The production Billy Elliot is previewed.

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Teachers Speak Out: How School Reforms Are Failing Low-Income Young Children

Diane Levin coauthored this report for the organization Defending the Early Years.

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Silverman: The victimizer plays victim

Eric Silverman authored this column on implications of President Trump’s rhetoric.

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When mathematics and art collaborate

Gregory Gomez’s exhibit, Mathematics and Art: Searching for Pattern, which was on display at the Suffolk University Gallery, is featured in the Globe.

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Help First-Generation College Students Succeed

Linda Banks-Santilli was interviewed about unique challenges faced by first generation college students.

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Early Childhood Education Trust

Wheelock has contributed to training early childhood educators in Barbados.

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Maria Holder Nursery School at Gall Hill officially opens

A new early childhood center opened in Barbados with funding from the Maria Holder Memorial Trust, who funds the early childhood training provided by Wheelock in the country.

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Let it Bee / Good Day Sunshine: Wheelock Uses Solar RECs for LEED

Wheelock was highlighted in two articles in this MASCO newsletter. The first focuses on an initiative by Charles Hill, Wheelock adjunct professor of science, and his students, who are beekeepers. In the second, Ed Jacques talks about Wheelock’s commitment to renewable energy.

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Alums return to offer aid to Wareham High students

Zariah Lima, an alum of Wareham High School, participated in a panel for current high school seniors.

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Fenway Institutions Induct a Slew of New Leaders

President David Chard spoke to The Fenway News about his first impressions as a new leader in the Fenway neighborhood.

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