May 2014 Articles

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Alumnae in the Media

Marcia Cantarella '68

Marcia Cantarella ’68

Marcia Cantarella ’68, author of I CAN Finish College: The Overcome Any Obstacle and Get Your Degree Guide, was interviewed for a segment titled “Navigating the College Money Maze” on NPR’s Tell Me More:

“One of the reasons my father [Civil Rights leader Whitney Young] advocated so hard for equity in education as well as equity in the workplace is because the two things go together. To the extent that we want equal opportunity and equal access to the ability to have a decent quality of life, then education has really become core to that—and a college education in particular.” interviewed teacher Maggie Powers ’10 for an article about early adopters in education who are using Google’s much-buzzed-about wearable computer, Google Glass:

“Margaret Powers, lower school technology coordinator at the Episcopal Academy in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, has been documenting her experiences using Glass in class on her blog, 365 Days of Glass. She saw potential in Glass as a tool to capture moments of discovery and learning through her students’ eyes, in line with the Reggio Emilia philosophy she embraces as an educator … Among its greatest benefits so far? Powers said she can finally see the classroom through the eyes of her students, who range from pre-K to second grade. It shows which details catch their attention, and sometimes reveals simple problems, like when Powers realized she was posting some information too high for her young students to see.”

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