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From traditional schools to progressive programs, Chronogram’s coverage of educational opportunities in the Hudson Valley is wide reaching. Feature articles address controversial issues, like technology and meditation in the classroom, as well as interviews with educators and students. Nontraditional educational opportunities in the Hudson Valley, like Waldorf and Montessori schools, are profiled so that parents can make a more informed decision about where their child goes to school.

 

The Winter of Our Contentment: The School of Practical Philosophy Offers Their January Intro Courses for Free

In January, the School of Practical Philosophy will offer free introductory courses at the Howland Cultural Center in Beacon and its Upstate location at the former Borden dairy farm in Wallkill.

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A Rundown of Hudson Valley Events

Conversation about immigrants’ rights, musical events, and holiday hubbub—as always, there are so many happenings here in the region to work into to your itinerary. COMMUNITY Chronogram Conversations in Kingston Immigrants, especially undocumented immigrants, are facing perilous conditions as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) continues to target all undocumented immigrants and has recently stepped up its efforts in the Hudson Valley. As Michael Frank reported in the November issue of Chronogram, this has prompted community members to organize and fight back against what they view as unjust federal policies targeting immigrants. In tandem with the latter effort, our ongoing Chronogram Conversations series has partnered with Radio Kingston and the River Newsroom to present the panel “Chronogram Conversations: Immigration Advocacy in the Hudson Valley” at Holy Cross/Santa Cruz Episcopal Church in Kingston on December 4 from 6 to 8pm. The event is free and open to all. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/immigration-advocacy-in-the-hudson-valley-tickets-81395509159 MUSIC “Dollar Bin Radio” Anniversary Party in Kingston Hosted on Radio Kingston every Thursday from 10pm to midnight by the inimitable DJ Mr. Chips, “Dollar Bin Radio” is sheer crate-digging bliss: two hours of groovy sounds plucked straight from the dollar bin. On December 5 from 9pm to midnight, the show will celebrate the passing of its first year on-air with a live broadcast emanating from microbrewery Kingston Brewing Standard. The free party features a cash bar and mystery gifts from Rhino Records for “lucky guests.” https://www.facebook.com/events/2523519621049717/ MUSIC Fred Hersch in Kingston Along with his former students Brad Mehldau and Ethan Iverson, pianist Fred Hersch carries the passionate, fleet flame of such jazz giants as Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson, and Ahmad Jamal. To these ears, Hersch, who performs magnificently in ensemble settings of all sizes, shines brightest in the time-honored solo-piano setting. On December 7 at 7:30pm at the Senate Garage in Kingston, that’s just what he’ll do, as the featured act of this month’s installment of the ongoing concert series presented there by JAZZstock. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 day of show. https://www.jazzstock.com/index/ HOLIDAY FUN Yuletide Fair and Gingerbread House Auction in Ghent On December 7 from 10am to 4pm, Hawthorne Valley School’s Parent Teach Association will once again host its annual Yuletide Fair and Gingerbread House Auction at the school’s location in Ghent. The event, which benefits Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School, will feature gift items being sold by artisan vendors; candle dipping, stained glass making, and other children’s activities; and homemade food. The Magical Puppet Tree will perform “Pooh Goes Visiting and Gets into a Tight Place” at 11am, noon, 1 pm, and 2pm. Admission is $4. hawthornevalley.org/events/yuletide-fair MUSIC Delsonido at MASS MoCA Now based in Brooklyn, world-fusion band Delsonido, who will perform at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts, on December 7 at 8pm, was founded in the Barranquilla region of Colombia. In addition to the sweltering sounds of their South American birthplace, the group pulls from jazz, rock, pop, and electronica to make for a buoyant, infectiously danceable blend of contemporary music that reflects America’s truly diverse culture. Tickets are $18 in advance and $28 and $44 day of show. https://massmoca.org/ To find out about more upcoming events in the Hudson Valley, subscribe to our weekly newsletter Eat. Play. Stay. ...

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Green Meadow Waldorf School Prioritizes Inclusion and Accessibility

Alongside the core values of holistic education, nature immersion, and creative cultivation, Green Meadow Waldorf School in Westchester is putting a greater focus on accessibility with programs like their open-to-the-public after school programs, sliding tuition, and Forest Preschool.

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Minds in Bloom: Collaborative Learning at The Manitou School

Curious and creative minds flourish in an academic setting where compassion and joy are an integral part of the learning culture.

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Woodland Pond is Seeking Team Players to Join Their Family

You may have thought briefly about elder care, then recalled what you’ve heard about typical care facilities and decided it wasn’t for you. You want to be around happy people. Well, have you considered Woodland Pond?

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Extending Opportunity at Westchester Community College's Peekskill Extension Center

The Peekskill Extension Center of Westchester Community College is the place to start your first year at college. The center is in Northern Westchester close to Putnam County and provides an intimate experience for credit and non-credit students seeking associates/transfer opportunities or workforce development.

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Set For Life: At Poughkeepsie Day, Social Intelligence Part of Healthy Education

Poughkeepsie Day works with students and families to help establish fundamental patterns of sleep, nutrition, fitness, and emotional wellness. Each PDS student is offered a range of options everyday at lunch time and taught about the relationship between getting enough sleep and safety, alertness, mood, behavior and ability to learn.

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Valley En Vogue: Fashion Education in the Hudson Valley

From garment design and fabrication to merchandising, the Hudson Valley’s fashion education programs are flourishing.

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Mindfulness at Manitou School: Modeling Social-Emotional Learning for the Next Generation

The word Manitou comes from an old Algonquian concept of “spirit”—a fundamental life force emanating from everything. When the Manitou school in Cold Spring opened its doors to students six years ago, they kept the goal of nurturing each child’s joyful energy front and center.

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SUNY Ulster Wants to Help You Level-Up in Your Career and Save Money

Looking to save some serious money in your quest for an advanced degree? SUNY Ulster will guide you through your first two years of college academics with caring faculty and small classes. Seamless transfers to four-year SUNYs and a standout track record of successful transfers complete your launch. (One young man just graduated from Highland High School with his AS from SUNY Ulster already in hand and headed straight to NYU for premed.)

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Clarkson University and SUNY ESF Collaborate on Sustainable Water Solutions as NYS Center for Excellence

Clarkson University, in partnership with SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF), was recently designated as a New York State Center of Excellence in Healthy Water Solutions.

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Thirsty for Knowledge: The Culinary Institute of America's Brew U

October 19th The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park hosts its annual festival of all things beer.

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A Research Ecosystem: Clarkson University's Beacon Institute Unites Experts and Citizen Scientists

Students at Clarkson University study the health of our waters.

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Minding the Mind: NYS's Mental Health Education Revolution

As the stigma around mental illness decreases, New York State schools are working to incorporate mental health first aid programs and teacher training to better support students.

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100 Years of Waldorf Education

On the 100th anniversary of the first Waldorf school, a look at the history, principles, and practices of these mindful, child-centric learning institutions.

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Practice & Presence: The School of Practical Philosophy

The secular origins of the School of Practical Philosophy underlie its broad, nonsectarian approach to spirituality and self-development. The school has locations in Manhattan and Wallkill as well as around the globe.

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Gathering Strength, Sharing Wisdom: Women & Power Conference at Omega Institute

Women in power, women and the current power structure, women’s empowerment — pick an aspect of the situation and the news cycle of any given day will yield a fresh crop of developments, some glorious and some rancid. Sorting it all out and charting a course toward actualization and effectiveness is a whole lot easier with allies, information, and community.

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Kicking Off Your College Career at WCC's Peekskill Extension Center

The Peekskill Extension Center of Westchester Community College is the place to start your first year at college. The center is in Northern Westchester, close to Putnam County, and provides an intimate experience for credit and non-credit students seeking associates/transfer opportunities or workforce development.

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Innovative On-Farm Programs, Enhanced Tutoring for Dyslexic Students at Poughkeepsie Day School

Since 1934, Poughkeepsie Day School has been providing Hudson Valley students with progressive, creative education, blending the exhilaration of intellectual discovery with a solid foundation of skills and turning out students who are resourceful, community-spirited, self-reliant and caring.

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The State Of Sex Education in New York

Only 24 states plus Washington, DC mandate sex education in public schools, according to the Guttmacher Institute: New York is not one of them. Our state does mandate HIV education, but there's no requirement that what is taught be medically accurate or culturally appropriate.

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Drawing and Painting with Stephen Lewis

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