1. Articles in category: Education

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    1. Boston-based charter school network could mean big changes for struggling Springfield middle school

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      Boston-based charter school network could mean big changes for struggling Springfield middle school

      A Springfield school will likely undergo a similar transition next year. In February, the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education gave the final go-ahead for UP to partner with the Springfield school system to take over an under-performing city middle school in the fall of 2016, pending approval from the Springfield's Empowerment Zone governing board in November. UP is confident they'll get the final go-ahead, said Scott Given, UP Education Network founder and CEO. Given said he's actively recruiting four Springfield-based administrative positions, including a principal, director of operations, a talent recruiter and a community and ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    2. Holyoke Community College HCC awarded $625,540 grant to support students in STEM majors | masslive

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      Holyoke Community College HCC awarded $625,540 grant to support students in STEM majors | masslive

      The National Science Foundation has awarded Holyoke Community College a $625,540 grant that will allow the college to provide about 20 scholarships each year to students studying in one of the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math).  The five-year NSF 'S-STEM' grant will enable HCC to allocate approximately $100,000 annually for 20 scholarships (about $5,000 each), with the remainder of the money going toward related educational expenses, such as field trips, guest speakers and conference fees, according to a news release.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College   Smith College

    3. West Springfield announces 2015 Excellence in Teaching Award winners

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      West Springfield announces 2015 Excellence in Teaching Award winners

      The school department has announced this year's Excellence in Teaching Award recipients, part of the Pioneer Valley-wide program that honors educators in dozens of districts.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Holyoke

    4. MassMutual to Provide More Than $100,000 to Junior Achievement to Expand Financial Literacy Programs | masslive

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      MassMutual to Provide More Than $100,000 to Junior Achievement to Expand Financial Literacy Programs | masslive

      Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) today announced that for the third straight year it will provide more than $100,000 to Junior Achievement USA (JA) to provide financial literacy programs to young people in 12 communities across the United States.  'Learning how to make smart money and education decisions at a young age is one of the biggest influences on future financial success,' said Nick Fyntrilakis, Vice President, Community Responsibility, MassMutual. 'We are proud to support Junior Achievement to empower students to take control of their financial future.'

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      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield   Nick Fyntrilakis

    5. Tech Foundry starts recruiting for Class of 2015 With open house | masslive

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      Tech Foundry starts recruiting for Class of 2015 With open house | masslive

      Founded by Paragus IT CEO Delcie Bean, Tech Foundry is a nonprofit education and job placement program looking to transform underemployed and overlooked populations into a powerful and robust workforce in the informational technology field. With partners such as Mass Mutual, Davis Foundation, UMass and Baystate Health, Tech Foundry raised nearly $450,000 to get started.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Baystate Health   Springfield

    6. MassMep graduates skilled manufacturers as part of the Applied Manufacturing Technology Pathway Certification | masslive

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      MassMep graduates skilled manufacturers as part of the Applied Manufacturing Technology Pathway Certification | masslive

      MassMEP has graduated a new class in Advanced CNC Skills, part of the Applied Manufacturing Technology Pathway Certification.  The graduation was the eighth area training funded by the Massachusetts More Skilled Workers Program. Eleven graduates spent eight weeks in an intensive curriculum of classroom and hands-on work to prepare for jobs as CNC (computer numerical control) operators. Representative John Fernandes presented each graduate with a citation from the Commonwealth recognizing the importance of the course and their dedication to improving their skills. Advanced CNC Skills training, designed by MassMEP to meet the demands of Massachusetts manufacturers, has graduated over 675 ...

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      Mentions:   The Republican

    7. Officials say Interstate 91 Springfield viaduct project will focus on minimizing traffic disruption, parking woes

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      Officials say Interstate 91 Springfield viaduct project will focus on minimizing traffic disruption, parking woes

      Christopher Russell, executive director of Springfield Business Improvement District, said the positive impact of the project for Springfield and the region "far outweighs the short-term inconvenience."

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame   Massachusetts Department of Transportation

    8. Springfield City Council funds $4 million Environmental Center project at Forest Park, cheered by supporters

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      Springfield City Council funds $4 million Environmental Center project at Forest Park, cheered by supporters

      The City Council voted unanimously to authorize a $4 million project to renovate and expand the Clifford A. Phaneuf Environmental Center at Forest Park, bringing cheers and applause from supporters at City Hall including students, parents, and teachers. Burt Freedman, a long-time teacher in the Environmental Center of Our Schools program at Forest Park, said Monday night's council vote, approving the funds, ensures the long-term future of the highly popular, highly successful program.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield

    9. State OKs Up Academy to open in Springfield in fall 2016

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      State OKs Up Academy to open in Springfield in fall 2016

      SPRINGFIELD — The state has approved UP Academy taking over a struggling city middle school starting in fall 2016. The move was approved by a 9-1 vote Tuesday of the Massachusetts Board of Secondary Education and followed a positive recommendation...

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    10. Westfield State University, Springfield public schools form partnership to prime teacher pipeline

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      Westfield State University, Springfield public schools form partnership to prime teacher pipeline

      Westfield State University and the Springfield Public School System are forming a partnership aimed at attracting and helping more minority students to become teachers. The program, titled Reach to Teach, will offer students incentives to pursue a degree in education – including mentorship in high school and tuition assistance at Westfield State. Details of the program will be announced during a press conference on Wednesday morning at Springfield City Hall attended by Westfield State University Elizabeth H. Preston and Superintendent of Schools Daniel Warwick, Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and state Rep. James. Welch.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Holyoke Community College   Westfield State University

    11. Hampden Charter School of Science for Chicopee, Springfield, West Springfield, Ludlow approved for expansion

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      Hampden Charter School of Science for Chicopee, Springfield, West Springfield, Ludlow approved for expansion

      The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted 8-1, with one abstention, Monday night to allow the charter school to expand from the current 350 students to 560 students, said Jacqueline Reis, spokeswoman for the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The school will continue to have the same grades six through 12, but will increase the number of students in each grade over a four-year period starting in September, said Harun Celik, director of the school. The school board of directors agreed that by increasing the number of students, Hampden Charter School of Science can offer more ...

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Chicopee

    12. Springfield's new $27.5 million Brookings school opens, signaling rebirth after 2011 tornado

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      Springfield's new $27.5 million Brookings school opens, signaling rebirth after 2011 tornado

      A new day dawned for Elias Brookings Elementary School on Tuesday as 382 students settled into their seats on the first day of school in the $27.5 million state-of-the-art building. Students reactions? "It's awesome;" It's amazing;" "it's refreshing;" "it's safer." Almost four years since the June 1, 2011 tornado struck the brick building that had been a landmark in the neighborhood for eight decades, the new three-story, 64.000-square-foot school at 433 Walnut St. has risen like a castle on a hill. The tornado damage to the original structure forced students into modular classrooms where ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    13. Getting the Jobs Done

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      Getting the Jobs Done

      “The economic imperative for aligning the workforce needs of Massachusetts with the needs of students attending community colleges is powerful and growing. Massachusetts is at a crossroads in its capacity to compete — and the ability of its residents to fully participate in the current economy and the rewards that employment brings. For the Commonwealth to flourish going forward, a high priority must be placed on training the workforce that is needed by the industries that are driving the Massachusetts economy. That responsibility falls squarely on the Commonwealth’s public higher-education system, most predominately the 15 community colleges.”

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Holyoke Community College   MassMutual

    14. Economic Leaders, Employers, Students Converge for Career Jam

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      Economic Leaders, Employers, Students Converge for Career Jam

      The region’s premier economic luminaries, employers, and Mount Holyoke students will converge at Mount Holyoke College today, not for a career fair, but for a meeting of the minds.  Among the planned attendees at Career Jam are Suzanne Beck, executive director of the Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce; Dianne Doherty, regional director of the Massachusetts Small Business Center; Dawn Creighton, Western Massachusetts director of Associated Industries of Massachusetts; and Lora Wondolowski, executive director of Leadership Pioneer Valley. Employers including Bay Path University, Arise for Social Justice, Peoples Bank, and Paragus Strategic IT will also be represented.

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      Mentions:   Mount Holyoke College   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Northampton

    15. The Business Journals has ranked UMass 48th out of 484 public colleges

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      The Business Journals has ranked UMass 48th out of 484 public colleges

      A list of 2015 public college rankings published by The Business Journals ranked the University of Massachusetts as the 48th-best public college in the country. The network of publications, covering business issues in a number of cities, ranked 484 public colleges nationwide. A description of the effort reads:

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   University of Connecticut   Westfield State University

    16. Brookings teachers move into $27.5 million replacement for tornado-damaged Springfield elementary school

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      Brookings teachers move into $27.5 million replacement for tornado-damaged Springfield elementary school

      Elias Brookings Elementary School Principal Terry Powe and dozens of teachers and volunteers were pinching themselves on Wednesday as they began moving books and classroom supplies into the new $27.5 million building that will greet students next week when winter break is over. The three-story, light-filled, state-of-the-art building at 43 Walnut St. is a far cry from the modular classrooms across the street where the students have been housed since the June 1, 2011, tornado damaged the 80-year-old dilapidated brick schoolhouse on Hancock Street in one of the city's poorest neighborhoods.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton

    17. Westfield Vocational-Technical High School records first graduation class with 0 percent drop out rate

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      Westfield Vocational-Technical High School records first graduation class with 0 percent drop out rate

      The State Department of Education announced the dropout rate accomplishment Jan. 27 citing Westfield Vocational-Technical, Smith Academy and Longmeadow High as the only zero percent granduated classes for 2014. "This is a first for our school," Czaporowski said, noting that the dropout rate in 2008 at the school was 7.5 percent. "We will meet with students personally and always emphasize career planning. We help students build on their career plans," he said. The school has a dropout prevention advisory committee consisting of teachers, mentors and administration.

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      Mentions:   Westfield

    18. HCC, STCC Offer Manufacturing Production Technician Training Program

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      Holyoke Community College, in collaboration with Springfield Technical Community College, is offering a free manufacturing production technician training program beginning Monday, March 16.  The 10-week, accelerated manufacturing training program is being offered through Training and Workforce Options (TWO), a joint effort between HCC and STCC, with support from Massachusetts Community Colleges and the Workforce Development Transformation Agenda, which is funded through a $20 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    19. STCC offers two-year nursing degree for those balancing a job and family commitments

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      STCC offers two-year nursing degree for those balancing a job and family commitments

      Many students dream of pursuing a nursing career but find going to school full time while balancing a job and family commitments a strain both personally and financially. The answer for many aspiring nurses, like Trina Henderson, a student at Springfield Technical Community College, is to pursue a two-year degree at a community college to obtain an associate degree and enter the workforce immediately after graduation.

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      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    20. Five Colleges Consortium buys land in Hadley for new library annex

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      Five Colleges Consortium buys land in Hadley for new library annex

      The Five Colleges Consortium has signed an agreement to purchase 46 acres of land across from Venture Way on North Maple and near Rocky Hill Road as the site for a 2.5-million-volume library annex. Kevin Kennedy
, consortium communications director,
 said in the fall they needed the annex because of space requirements identified in the University of Massachusetts library master plan and projected needs of Smith College libraries during an anticipated major renovation of its Neilson Library in Northampton.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Smith College   Northampton

    21. Adopt a Square one classroom | masslive

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      Adopt a Square one classroom | masslive

      Kate Kane, managing director of Northwestern Mutual's field office in Springfield, adopted a Square One classroom.  Steve Grande, President of Meridian Industrial Group in Holyoke, adopted a Square One classroom, too  To adopt a classroom, they donated funds that help pay for classroom furnishings and teaching materials to enhance the learning environment for children, according to a news release from Square One.  Why are business leaders like Kane and Grande investing in early education and care at Square One? While each has individual reasons, both of these business leaders recognize the value of early investments in the long-term success ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   The Republican

    22. Suit Up Springfield helps outfit young professionals for working world

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      Suit Up Springfield helps outfit young professionals for working world

      It takes a network to raise a businessman, and 25-year-old Justin Roberts makes it his business to make the process easier for young men who are emerging leaders in the Greater Springfield area. Roberts, of Springfield, is the founder and president of Suit Up Springfield, a brand-new nonprofit which outfits young men for the work world and arms them with resources so they can navigate job searches, manage interviews and network for success. The seed for the organization was planted accidentally last summer, and it didn't just blossom. It exploded. Since early fall, when various online channels for the ...

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      Mentions:   American International College   Springfield   Northampton

    23. Machine tech program starts in fall to answer demand for skilled workers in WMass

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      Machine tech program starts in fall to answer demand for skilled workers in WMass

      The Lower Pioneer Valley Educational Collaborative, reacting to industry demand for skilled workers, is adding a machine technology program starting in fall 2015. "This is something our member school districts have been asking for," said Principal Donald Jarvis. "They see the demand from their students."

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      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   West Springfield   Springfield

    24. Baystate Begins Registration for Mini-Medical School | BusinessWest

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      Baystate Begins Registration for Mini-Medical School | BusinessWest

      Baystate Medical Center’s Mini-Medical School, which begins its spring session on March 19, will give area residents a reason to come out of hibernation from the long, cold, snowy winter and join others interested in the expanding field of medicine.  Mini-Medical School program is an eight-week health education series featuring a different aspect of medicine each week. Classes this spring will include sessions on various medical topics, such as surgery, emergency medicine, anesthesiology, pathology, and several others. Many of the ‘students,’ who often range in age from 20 to 70, participate due to a general interest in medicine and ...

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