For Sale: an Olympic-size swimming pool, six brick buildings, playing fields, a garage and a steam heating system as the Clarke School for Hearing and Speech in Massachusetts downsizes its campus after 144 years in existence.
Originally known as The Clarke School for the Deaf in Northampton (MA), the school aims to provide “children who are deaf and hard of hearing with the listening, learning and spoken language skills they need to succeed.”
At this stage, the school is exporting teachers, operations and services to Boston, New York, Philadelphia and even to Kuwait, to bring their expertise to deaf children far beyond the Clarke School’s envisioned catchment area.
* Deaf/HoH Students: To Mainstream, Or Not?
* Moog School, A Fillip in Education, Closes After 10 Years (scroll on page)
* Deaf Education: A New Philosophy (RIT, November 2010)
* (American) NAD Action Alert (2011) Against Closing Schools for the Deaf