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Arts Education in COVID-19: Chronogram Conversations Recap

On June 30, Chronogram hosted a virtual conversation on Zoom with educators from across the region about the challenges and opportunities of teaching art during a pandemic. The conversation was sponsored by Cornell Creative Arts Center.


Pandemic Pivot: Educators Re-Examine Long-Held Assumptions

Schools across the region—from kindergarten to higher ed—are questioning long-held assumptions.


Going the Distance: This Capital Region School Has Embraced the Remote Learning Challenge

With their curriculum safe in hand, Doane Stuart is sharing educational resources with the public
Doane Stuart has made a successful pivot to online learning as their students continue their usual 8am to 3pm schedule from home. Eager to share their educational modules with the public, the capital region school has also created a Google Drive folder with short mini lessons that are open for anyone to view.


Learning by Doing at the Homestead School

Bringing Education to Life
In 1978, Peter and Marsha endeavored to create a place of wonder for the young human soul to flourish—welcome to the Homestead School in Glen Spey, NY.


San Miguel Students Thrive Despite COVID-19 Pandemic

San Miguel Academy teachers, staff, alumni, and families have come together to ensure students continue to thrive in the midst of school closures and COVID-19. They switched to online learning, started a pantry, and deliver food to the students' homes.


Hudson Valley Parent Resource Guide: Online Activities For Kids

As if working from home weren't already enough of a challenge, parents of school-aged kids must find ways to keep their children engaged, entertained, and learning while everyone bunkers down and shelters in place. This resource list rounds up some of the Hudson Valley organizations offering online learning, crafting, and playing opportunities for kids.


COVID-19 Forces Hudson Valley Private Schools Into Unchartered Territory

On March 25, Chronogram hosted a video roundtable with local heads of private schools to talk about the educational and institutional challenges posed by the coronavirus outbreak.


Why This Capital Region School Opted Out of Advanced Placement

The College Board’s influence on students’ education in the form of standardized tests like the SAT and Advanced Placement exams has increasingly been questioned by high school counselors and colleges, including the Doane Stuart School in Rensselaer.


A River Runs through the Classroom: K-12 Programs at the Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries

Through partnerships with local school districts, the Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries offers several hands-on learning experiences that provide students with early exposure to environmental issues and STEM subjects


Leading By Example

The New Head of Doane Stuart School Aims for Accessibility
Meet Cecil Stodghill, the newly appointed head of the Doane Stuart School in Rensselaer.


Stoneleigh-Burnham School Undertakes Inclusive Tuition Initiative

Stoneleigh-Burnham School, a private girls’ boarding and day school serving grades 7-12 in Greenfield, Massachusetts, is starting to implement a tuition reset for their day school program to benefit a broader spectrum of income levels.


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.


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.


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.


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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Guided Meditation for Healing Online Meditation Retreat Live Zoom @

Guided Meditation for Healing Online Meditation Retreat Live Zoom

Fri., Aug. 14, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Aug. 15 and Sun., Aug. 16 — Meditations for Healing. Our mind is our greatest healer. Discover how to...

Art Class with Jillian - Cornell Creative Arts Center

Fridays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Continues through Aug. 28 — In Cornell Creative Art Center's virtual art classes with Jillian, students will...

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