Press Release: $125K gift and signed lease for 3500 sq ft in the STEAM building

STEAM building

By // May 30, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LightHouse Personalized Education for Teens receives $125,000 to build new facility in Holyoke’s Race St. STEAM building After nine months of conversations and planning, LightHouse Personalized Education for Teens has signed a 10-year lease with Lori Divine and the partners of SPS Investments, LLC for 3500 sq ft. on the second floor of STEAM building at 208 Race St. in the Innovation … Read More

It Doesn’t Have to Be So Hard: Depression, Anxiety, and School

By // May 23, 2015

First published at The Huffington Post.  See the original here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/catherine-gobron/it-doesnt-have-to-be-so-hard_b_7422602.html   One of my former students came to visit me this week.  He had a rough adolescence, but is now thankfully on the other side of it.  We worked closely together during his tougher times, and we’re still occasionally in touch. He came by to say hi, and also … Read More

We’re hiring…join our team!

By // May 19, 2015

LightHouse is looking to hire two people to become part of our founding team: an Associate Director for Education and an Associate Director for Operations. These positions will collaborate with me and Catherine to build and develop LightHouse, and they will also advise teens and teach classes. We’re excited to offer these job opportunities, and we’re looking for some great candidates. Do you … Read More

Meet Josiah

Josiah Litant

By // May 16, 2015

60 second video introducing Josiah Litant, LightHouse Co-Director. You can connect with Josiah directly at josiah@lighthouseteens.org Meet Josiah, Co-Director for LightHouse from LightHouse on Vimeo.

Does receivership matter for LightHouse?

By // May 13, 2015

During an interview with a local news station this week, Catherine and I were asked about our position on the receivership of Holyoke Public Schools. It was recently announced that the state is putting the entire school system into receivership, which means that the schools are now under state—not local—control. The Commissioner of Education, Mitchell Chester, will appoint a “receiver” … Read More

LightHouse at Western Mass News 40

Western Mass News

By // May 11, 2015

On TV today: ABC News 40 and CBS 3.  Very exciting! Thanks for the story, Western Mass News 40! Click the link to watch! http://www.westernmassnews.com/story/29035305/alternative-educational-school-to-come-to-holyoke

Personalized Education is in the news- thanks, Altschool!

personalized education

By // May 5, 2015

Traditional school is not the right place for everyone.  This has always been true, but we finally seem to be arriving at a moment of consensus.  Altschool is making a big media splash with the support of google execs and Mark Zuckerberg, and personalized learning is suddenly something people have heard of. We had not reached this cultural understanding when … Read More

Press Release! LightHouse Info Sessions

info sessions may 14 and may 21

By // May 4, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SCHOOL ALTERNATIVE COMING TO HOLYOKE Into the midst of the educational upheaval happening in Holyoke enters LightHouse Holyoke, Personalized Education for Teens, a new school alternative opening in September. LightHouse is holding two info sessions in May: Thursday, May 14 and Thursday, May 21, both from 6:00-7:00 pm at Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke. “It’s … Read More