Five College letter to state leaders urges increase in public transportation budget

The Five College Consortium has sent a letter to Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and other state leaders urging an increase in the budget for state’s regional transportation systems (RTAs). Baker’s proposed budget would level-fund the RTA budget for a fourth straight year.

Grant will help Five College Schools Partnership work to diversify area K-12 teaching force

A grant from the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts will help a coalition of organizations led by the Five College Schools Partnership address the lack of diversity among teachers in the area’s public school classrooms. 

Five College theater alumnae of color return to campuses for residencies, showcase and panel discussion

Five College Theater Alumnae of Color Showcase
Thursday, Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m., Kirby Theater, Amherst College
Free and open to public 

Theater Alumnae of Color Panel: “Theater in These Times”
Friday, Sept. 29, 5 p.m., Kirby Theater, Amherst College
Followed by reception and meet-and-greet for Five College students
Free and open to the public

Festival features wide variety of classical new music performers and compositions

New Music rehearsal 2015Five College New Music Festival, September 8—10, Bezanson Recital Hall, UMassFrom September 8 to 10, the UMass Amherst Department of Music and Dance will host the 2017 Five College New Music Festival, featuring four concert programs of music by Five College faculty

Two Five College East Asian events aim to please families and inform educators

Two upcoming events organized by the Five College Schools Partnership Program will celebrate East Asian books for young people.

Children’s/Young Adult book author Holly Thompson at Hampshire College
July 10, 7 p.m. West Lecture Hall in Franklin Patterson Hall

Community Foundation grant to fund effort to increase diversity among K–12 teachers

Increasing the number of Black and Latino K-12 teachers in Western Massachusetts is the focus of a $50,000 planning grant awarded to the Five College Schools Partnership by the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts.