1. Articles in category: Education

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    1. Pioneer Valley educators gather at Westfield State University to prep for STEM week emphasis on science, technology, engineering, math

      Pioneer Valley educators gather at Westfield State University to prep for STEM week emphasis on science, technology, engineering, math

      For Evelyn Humphries, now entering her junior year at Longmeadow High School, playing dress-up as a little girl meant the usual sparkly tiara and frilly tutu. And her mother's lab coat. Humphries, 15, described Tuesday how her desire to become a doctor brought her into the Eureka! Girls Inc. of the Valley program and has seen here already participating in cancer research at the Pioneer Valley Life Sciences institute in Springfield.

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    2. Bay Path University to Hold Three Open-house Events

      Bay Path University to Hold Three Open-house Events

      August is back-to-school month for many families, and that includes students ready to embark on — or continue — their college career. For some students, that may mean attending college for the first time as a freshman, while for others, it may mean transferring to a new school, re-igniting a degree program that was previously put on hold, or returning to school to obtain an advanced degree.

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    3. STCC Wins State Career Pathways Grant for Early-childhood Education

      STCC Wins State Career Pathways Grant for Early-childhood Education

       Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) will apply a $296,904 state grant to support a new, affordable professional-development program for early-childhood educators. The funding will allow STCC to roll out its Child Development Associate Plus program this fall. The program will help early-childhood educators obtain certification and become better-qualified to teach infants and toddlers as well as preschool-aged children. STCC announced in July that the college received the Early Childhood Education Career Pathways Grant, funded through the state Department of Early Education and Care.

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    4. Greenfield Community College Receives Continuation of Title III Grant Funding

      Greenfield Community College Receives Continuation of Title III Grant Funding

      In October 2016, Greenfield Community College (GCC) was awarded a $1.6 million Title III grant from the U.S. Department of Education, to be disbursed over five years. This grant is part of the Strengthening Institutions Program, which helps institutions expand their capacity to serve low-income and at-risk students. This academic year will mark the fourth year of continued funding of GCC’s Title III grant. The aim of GCC’s Title III grant is to integrate academic-success coaching and career exploration into a structured first-year experience that supports students who have been shown to be most at risk ...

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    5. Springfield children clock over 500,000 summer reading minutes … so far - masslive.com

      Springfield children clock over 500,000 summer reading minutes … so far - masslive.com

      When Molly Goren-Watts asked a roomful of children how many times they think kids in Springfield have read this summer, she got a wide range of answers.  “One thousand or more!”  “Fifteen!”  “Ten thousand!”  The actual count was way higher. So far this summer, Springfield children have read 27,919 times at 20 minutes a session, amounting to 558,380 minutes of page-turning as part of the Springfield Reads to Build a Better World summer reading project. The results were announced at an assembly Tuesday at Central High School.

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    6. Hampshire Colleges Hires President, Charts New Course - BusinessWest

      Hampshire Colleges Hires President, Charts New Course - BusinessWest

      When asked whether he thought Hampshire College could not only maintain its accreditation but forge a long-term future, Ed Wingenbach, the recently named president of the beleaguered institution, didn’t hesitate in his response and spoke with a voice brimming with confidence.  “Yes; do you need me to say more?” he replied as the question was posed at a press conference to announce his appointment on July 18.

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    7. Cash-strapped Hampshire College may develop some of its 800 acres for housing, commercial use

      Cash-strapped Hampshire College may develop some of its 800 acres for housing, commercial use

      Financially strapped Hampshire College will one one day turn some of its 800-acre campus into housing or commercial space as one way of insuring its future. “In due time and for its benefit, Hampshire will develop some of this acreage in mission-aligned ways,” college interim president Kenneth Rosenthal said Friday during a public meeting with state Higher Education Commissioner Carlos E. Santiago at Amherst Town Hall.

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    8. Agawam High School, Atlantis Charter School, Brockton High School and Burlington High School to launch ‘Innovation Pathways’ job training programs

      Agawam High School, Atlantis Charter School, Brockton High School and Burlington High School to launch ‘Innovation Pathways’ job training programs

      Students at Agawam High School and three other Massachusetts schools will have the opportunity to get a head start on their career plans with the launch of Innovation Pathways programs that offer job training in fields from information technology to advanced manufacturing. Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito announced the award designations Friday, bringing the state’s number of schools offering the programs to 25.

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    9. STCC Students Land Internships at MIT Lincoln Laboratory

      Two Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) students are working as interns this summer at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, a U.S. Department of Defense research and development center in Lexington. MIT Lincoln Laboratory selected Douglas Bednarczyk and Shane Richardson, students from the Optics and Photonics Technology program at STCC. They are interning at the Lexington facility through August. Richardson earned his associate degree from STCC in May, but will return this fall to take additional classes. Bednarcyzk finished his first year in the two-year Optics and Photonics Technology program and hopes to earn his associate degree in spring 2020.

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    10. Bay Path’s Strategic Alliances Partners with Area Employers

      Bay Path’s Strategic Alliances Partners with Area Employers

      The ever-changing workforce environment is a continuous challenge for employers seeking qualified people to fill their positions. However, not all employers are looking for people with a college degree. In fact, the World Economic Forum reported recently that skills are in higher demand in the labor market than occupations and degrees. This is one of the many reasons why Bay Path University started a new division on campus — Strategic Alliances, which provides customized training and learning experiences for area employees, as well as the latest online certifications and recertifications.

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    11. Edward Wingenbach, Hampshire College’s new president, ‘understands the challenges,’ say those who made the hire

      Edward Wingenbach, Hampshire College’s new president, ‘understands the challenges,’ say those who made the hire

      Hampshire College’s new president, Edward Wingenbach, has already raised morale at the beleaguered liberal arts college. Now he’s got to start raising money. “I think there is a new attitude and new energy here,” said Luis Hernendez, a member of the founding class of 1970 and chairman of the Hampshire board of trustees. “Sometimes, when you are in the midst of challenges, its easy to get down, to lose hope. In order to be a leader, you need confidence and you need to instill confidence that we’ll get through this.”

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    12. Online Nursing Programs Evolve to Meet Workforce Needs

      Online Nursing Programs Evolve to Meet Workforce Needs

      Back in 2010, the Institute of Medicine put out a call for 80% of all registered nurses to have a bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN) by 2020. National nurse organizations picked up the goal as well — 85% is the current goal — while hospitals with ‘magnet’ status, such as Baystate Medical Center, maintain even stricter staffing goals. One problem, though: RNs work full-time jobs, and many go home to a full slate of family and parenting obligations. And that leaves little opportunity to go back to school to take classes toward a BSN.

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    13. People in Business: Elms College Professor Receives $145,400 Grant from Google for Computer Science Education Project

      People in Business: Elms College Professor Receives $145,400 Grant from Google for Computer Science Education Project

      A professor at the College of Our Lady of the Elms has received a Google computer science research grant for $145,400 to lead research designed to broaden high school students’ participation in computer science and programming courses, especially among underrepresented populations in the field, such as women and minorities.

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    14. At forum in Amherst, state higher education chief to talk about challenges private colleges are facing

      At forum in Amherst, state higher education chief to talk about challenges private colleges are facing

      Massachusetts Commissioner of Higher Education Carlos E. Santiago will be in town later this month to explain how the state wants to monitor the financial health of private colleges to predict — and prevent — sudden closures that leave staffers out of work and students scrambling to finish their degrees. The meeting, one of several scheduled around the state over the summer, runs 1 to 4 p.m. on Friday, July 26, at Amherst Town Hall, 4 Boltwood Ave. The event is open to the public.

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    15. Bay Path’s BA in Leadership and Organizational Studies Nationally Ranked

      Bay Path’s BA in Leadership and Organizational Studies Nationally Ranked

      Bay Path University’s bachelor of arts (BA) in leadership and organizational studies (LOS) has been named among the top 20 online programs in the country, as ranked by thebestschools.org. According to the site, bachelor-degree programs in leadership and organizational studies were ranked based on several categories, including academic excellence, strength of faculty scholarship, reputation, range of degree programs, and strength of online-instruction methodology. Bay Path’s program, offered by its American Women’s College, was acknowledged for its accelerated degree program and its distinct Women as Empowered Learners and Leaders program.

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    16. STCC Slates ‘College for Kids’

      STCC Slates ‘College for Kids’

      Springfield Technical Community College is currently registering young people for its ‘College for Kids’ program. The summer program exposes participants between the ages of 11 and 17 to learning opportunities available in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Some of the available programs focus on arts and sports. The “Summer of STEM” will give young people the chance to learn about architecture, lasers, fidget spinners, and more.

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    17. STCC Rolls out Child Development Associate Plus Program

      This fall, Springfield Technical Community College this fall will launch a new certificate program to help early childhood educators or school paraprofessionals take their careers to the next level. The Child Development Associate Plus (CDA Plus) certificate of completion is designed for educators who want to get their Child Development Associate credential and earn college credit at the same time.

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    18. Elms Professor Receives Google Grant for Computer Science Education Project

      Elms Professor Receives Google Grant for Computer Science Education Project

      A professor at Elms College has received a Google computer science research grant for $145,400 to lead research designed to broaden high-school students’ participation in computer science and programming courses, especially among underrepresented populations in the field, such as women and minorities. Beryl Hoffman, associate professor of Computer Science and co-chair of the Natural Science, Mathematics, and Technology Division at Elms College, is leading the one-year project, titled “Transitioning from AP Computer Science Principles (CSP) to AP CSA Java: Learning from CSP Successes.”

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    19. UMass Ranks Among Best in World for Patents Awarded

      Solidifying its reputation as a world-class research and innovation leader, UMass ranks 37th on the “Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Patents in 2018” list released by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and the Intellectual Property Owners Assoc. (IPO). This is the sixth consecutive year UMass has landed on the prestigious list, and the university rose eight places in this year’s rankings. With 58 patents awarded in calendar year 2018, UMass ranks first among public universities in New England, third overall in New England, and 30th overall in the U.S.

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    20. Savage Arms of Westfield and Conklin Office Furniture in Holyoke train workers through state grants

      Savage Arms of Westfield and Conklin Office Furniture in Holyoke train workers through state grants

      With $287,000 in state grant money, two local companies are having employees trained through Training & Workforce Options, a collaborative workforce development program at Springfield Technical Community College and Holyoke Community College.Westfield-based firearms manufacturer Savage Arms received $238,485 from the state’s Workforce Training Fund for customized training for 67 workers, according to a press release. Employees are training now on computer numerical control (CNC) machines at STCC’s Smith & Wesson Technology Applications Center, a machine-tool lab and classroom complex at the Springfield Technology Park.

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    21. Training & Workforce Options Helps Secure Funds to Train Workers at Two Companies

      Training & Workforce Options Helps Secure Funds to Train Workers at Two Companies

      Training & Workforce Options (TWO) helped obtain grants to train workers at Savage Arms in Westfield and Conklin Office Furniture in Holyoke. In March, the Baker-Polito administration announced the awarding of $7.48 million in Workforce Training Fund Program grants that will fund training for almost 6,000 workers and is expected to create more than 1,100 new jobs in the Commonwealth over the next two years. The awarded grants included $238,485 for customized training for 67 workers at Savage Arms and $48,820 to train 72 workers at Conklin Office Furniture.

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    22. Massachusetts Life Sciences Center offers startup money for new tech companies

      Massachusetts Life Sciences Center offers startup money for new tech companies

      Life sciences startups in Springfield, Amherst, Pittsfield, Lowell and Worcester can now get as much as $250,000 in early investment money through a new program announced Monday by the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center. The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center said its new Seed Fund will have $1 million available in its first year.

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