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Education
Students in a classroom.
Jill Kaufman
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NEPM
An update is in the works for the required communication and literacy skills portion of of the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure or MTEL.
The Fabulous 413
Michael Quinlan is a fine wine buyer at the flagship Table & Vine. He has brought three bottles of Vermentino to the latest Tina Turner Memorial Wine Thunderdome.
Kaliis Smith
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NEPM
We learn about the Black history behind Memorial Day with Clark history professor Ousmane Power-Greene, try out some Vermentino wines at Table & Vine, and hear live music from Chris Smither.
The Rundown with Carrie Saldo
Audience members react to questions posed by University of Massachusetts Amherst professors at a special meeting of the faculty senate on May 14, 2024.  Faculty members asked Chancellor Javier Reyes questions about the arrests of more than 130 people, who were protesting the university's investments in the war in Gaza and had sent up an encampment on campus.
NEPM
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Nancy Eve Cohen
Today on The Rundown with Carrie Saldo, panelists debate and discuss the UMass faculty vote of no confidence in Chancellor Javier Reyes, the evolving local housing market, and EPA assistance at the Ludlow Mills redevelopment project.
Documentary
"At Sword's Point" recounts a pivotal moment in American history when Joseph McCarthy’s Red Scare found its first true target in the labor movement of the United Electrical Workers in Greenfield, Massachusetts in the early 1950s. Broadcast on 88.5 NEPM on Saturday, May 4 at noon and Sunday, May 5 at 3 p.m.
Short-Staffed
Sandra Maria Varela, a U.S. citizen who immigrated from Portugal, passed the clinical part of the CNA exam the first time she took it. To pass the other part of the state nursing test, a multiple-choice exam, she is studying English.
Nancy Eve Cohen
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NEPM
Although there is a shortage of CNAs or certified nursing assistants in Massachusetts, the state certification exam has been an obstacle to English language learners. Starting this summer, the state will also offer the exam in Spanish, Chinese and Haitian Creole.