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May 5, 2011—Student volunteers from the Shipley School added a touch of Spring to the Nature Trail at Clarke's Bryn Mawr campus on April 22.  Members of the "Shipley Sprouts," the school's horticultural club, grabbed shovels, rakes and work gloves for the big dig. Working in teams, the students dug holes, separated bulbs and planted hundreds of daffodils along the nature trail used by Clarke's preschoolers throughout the year.[More]

April 21, 2011—Clarke has been named an officially recognized community charity for the 2011 ING New York City Marathon![More]

April 2, 2011—Seven outstanding educators from Clarke Northampton will retire at the end of this school year. Bill Corwin, Clarke’s President said, “Debra Bak, Claire Blatchford, Pam Goodrow, Dennis Moulton, Michael O’Connell, Judy Sheldon and Bob Storm have made an indelible imprint in the hearts and minds of hundreds of students and the entire extended Clarke family. We will miss them, we wish them well, and we will never forget their passion for educating children who are deaf and hard of hearing. Their dedication is something we can all aspire to.”[More]

March 28, 2011—Susan Allen, Director of Clarke's Jacksonville campus, has co-authored a paper in this month's issue of The Asha Leader. The paper, titled "Assessing Listening Skills in Children with Cochlear Implants: Guidance for Speech-Language Pathologists," examines techniques that speech-language pathologists can use to assess auditory skills and develop an auditory learning program.[More]

March 28, 2011—NORTHAMPTON - (reprinted from the Hampshire Gazette) Richard and Isabel Holden settled in Northampton in 1948 when he became president of what was then Northampton National Bank. Until their deaths - Richard Holden died in 1998 at age 91 and Isabel Holden died in 2007, at 93 - they were fixtures in Northampton's community and civic life.[More]

March 21, 2011—Clarke Northampton's performance of The Wicked Wizard of Oz was featured on CBS 3 Springfield's 6 o'clock news broadcast. Director Heather Stinson and Jessica Cavanaugh, who played Glinda, were both interviewed. This year's performance marked the 25th anniversary of Clarke's Drama Club.
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March 4, 2011—Jim Segala, Clarke Alum, is featured in a Democrat and Chronicle article titled In a World of Whistles, Deaf Referee is On Call.
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February 25, 2011—During February and March, children from Clarke's Pennsylvania campus will be participating in the Books To Know, Books To Grow program at the Please Touch Museum, a Philadelphia-area children's museum.
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February 16, 2011—“With other graduate programs, you study the material, but may not necessarily be immersed in the environment. Here at Clarke, we eat lunch with the children, help them with their homework and get to know them really well. It’s a very warm and homelike environment.”

Olga Corral Carrillo is from a small village in the Galicia region of Spain. Currently, she is living in Northampton and working towards a Masters Degree in Deaf Education through the Smith College/ Clarke Graduate Program in Teacher Education.

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February 10, 2011—Talk about going the extra mile. Dan Montero, a Clarke – Jacksonville alumni parent and member of Clarke’s Board of Trustees, ran 26.2 miles - to be exact- to benefit Clarke children.

“I have wanted to run a marathon for some time. I am always thinking of ways to promote Clarke Schools, so I made a few t-shirts with Clarke’s logo, created a Facebook Cause and here we are,” said Montero. The Disney Marathon took place Sunday, January 9th and attracted 53,000 runners from 60 countries.

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