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    1. Community colleges tackle tech education with federal help

      Community colleges tackle tech education with federal help
      Rapidly evolving technology, low minority and female participation, youth apathy, and the gulf between an associate’s degree and a bachelor’s are straining science, technology, engineering and math education at the community college level. Rather than buckle under, local community colleges are using funds from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health to find new ways to solve their problems.
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    2. UMass Researcher Sees Dollar Signs

      UMass Researcher Sees Dollar Signs
      This year UMass President Jack Wilson awarded $175,000 partitioned in seven $25,000 grants to UMass researchers to turn technologies developed at UMass labs into commercial products. These grants were awarded through the Commercial Ventures and Intellectual Properties (CVIP) Technology Development Fund created by Wilson in 2004.
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    3. $3.56M In Infrastructure Grants Awarded

      Four Massachusetts cities are receiving $3.56 million in grants for infrastructure projects. Governor Deval Patrick announced yesterday that Lawrence, Fitchburg, Hopkinton, and Lowell will receive the community development grants as part of a 2008 housing bond bill. The administration estimates that the projects will create 490 jobs and 160 affordable-housing units. In Lawrence, $1 million will ...
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    4. Students in Springfield College's AmeriCorps program pleased by community service bill signed by President Obama

      Students in Springfield College's AmeriCorps program pleased by community service bill signed by President Obama
      Lemanis isn't a football groupie, she is an AmeriCorps volunteer assigned to mentor the Putnam team for 900 hours this year. In return she is receiving a $640 monthly stipend and will receive a $2,362 voucher she can use to pay student loans or for other education expenses.
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    5. Unemployment rate in Western Mass. dropped slightly in March - The Republican

      Unemployment rate in Western Mass. dropped slightly in March - The Republican
      Unemployment rate in Western Mass. dropped slightly in MarchThe Republican - MassLive.com, MAIt was 2.7 percent a year ago, said Rena Kottcamp, research director for the Massachusetts Division of Unemployment Assistance. (Click on image to enlarge.)This above chart shows the unemployment rate for this March and February in comparison with ...
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