On December 10, 2015 President Obama signed legislation replacing No Child Left Behind with the Every Student Succeeds Act. Tim Slekar, Dean of Education at Edgewood College, talks with Thursday Buzz host Tony Castañeda about the new education law, a renewal of an act from the 1960’s called the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
What’s included in the newly-voted upon “No Child Left Behind Act”? Is there a growing movement to opt out of the standardized testing regime? Listen to this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!
Madison-based artist Matt Bindert’s new show at Edgewood College Gallery, Interconnected Crises, uses densely patterned woodcuts, repeating motifs, and a blistering color palette to create an unmistakable feeling of anxiety and overstimulation.
Diane Nash, co-founder and strategist for the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, spoke in Madison last Wednesday at Edgewood College. Among her many accomplishments during the civil rights era Nash led the 1961 Freedom Rides, worked with the Southern Leadership Council, and engineered the Lunch-counter integration Sit-ins in Nashville. The 8 O’Clock Buzz captured audio from her talk on smart civil disobedience. “Voting is important but voting is not nearly enough. You spend ten minutes in the voting booth every two years and think that you are going to have the kind of society that you want. It is just not happening.”
A visual tribute project commemorating the lives of men and women who died crossing the US border from Mexico is discussed on the Thursday November 8 edition of the 8 O’Clock Buzz. Host Tony Castaneda interviews Ariana, a student at Edgewood College, who created the project. Her project, “Dying to Cross,” is a visual tribute […]