1. Springfield Technical Community College wins grant to boost performance of Latino students; colleges in Holyoke, Greenfield and Pittsfield receive funds also

    Springfield Technical Community College wins grant to boost performance of Latino students; colleges in Holyoke, Greenfield and Pittsfield receive funds also

    Springfield Technical Community College has received $122,099 state grant to develop strategies for improving the academic performance of Hispanic students, while community colleges in Greenfield, Holyoke and Pittsfield will share in $239,334 grant to improve learning in science, technology and math. The money for the two-year Springfield college was among $7.5 million in competitive grants awarded by the state Department of Higher Education on Monday to encourage innovation and improve graduation rates and other aspects of student performance at the state's 29 community college, state university and University of Massachusetts campuses.

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