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    1. UMass President Robert Caret announces arts grants including one for theater project involving Springfield

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      UMass President Robert Caret announces arts grants including one for theater project involving Springfield

      President Robert L. Caret has awarded more than $60,000 to two Western Massachusetts projects among the $270,000 in grants from the President's Creative Economy Initiatives Fund. The fund supports eight projects overall by UMass faculty members  in the arts, humanities and social sciences at all five campuses aimed to bring new creative resources to Massachusetts communities, according to a press release.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    2. Barnes Airport hangar project could give Westfield students a pathway to high paying jobs in aircraft industry

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      Barnes Airport hangar project could give Westfield students a pathway to high paying jobs in aircraft industry

      Take a quick glance at the drab hangar at Westfield-Barnes Airport, and you see old, gray siding and a leaky roof. But hidden inside is a potential future for Westfield students. The final product might look like this: Westfield Vocational High School students work through a fast-track program in airplane maintenance and manufacturing at the airport. They move directly into an expanded air-related program at Westfield State University, and also feed into local companies hungry for talented, well-trained plane workers. Companies lend support to the program and the graduated students support the companies, creating a self-sustaining system of local, high-paying ...

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      Mentions:   Westfield State University   Westfield

    3. Bay Path Is Now Officially a University

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      Bay Path Is Now Officially a University

      Bay Path faculty, staff, and students celebrated July 1 as the official first day as a university — and the first women’s university in the Commonwealth. Before a crowd of more than 250 members from the Bay Path community, President Carol Leary said, “we are enthusiastic about becoming Bay Path University, as it more appropriately reflects the complexity, drive, and bold dreams of this institution. Our three campuses have been expanded by a location in downtown Springfield, bringing us back to our roots, that boasts the first online college in the country exclusively for women. Soon, we will have a ...

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      Mentions:   Carol A. Leary

    4. Bay Path College to become Bay Path University on Tuesday

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      Bay Path College to become Bay Path University on Tuesday

      Bay Path College, which recently held its annual commencement ceremony , will once again enjoy a moment of transition on Tuesday, July 1, as it will officially become known as Bay Path University. “We’re certainly very proud that this is happening,” said Kathleen Wroblewski, Director of Marketing and Communications at Bay Path. “We were founded in 1897 as Bay Path Institute in Springfield, and through our 117-year history we’ve been continuing evolving, and this is just one more step in that evolution. We’re very excited about it.”

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Bay Path College

    5. Springfield considering purchase of former Early Childhood Centers property in Mason Square area for public school programs, classrooms

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      Springfield considering purchase of former Early Childhood Centers property in Mason Square area for public school programs, classrooms

      Mayor Domenic J. Sarno said the School Department will benefit by being able to replace two portable classrooms at the Mary Lynch and Brunton schools, both in need of expensive repairs that can be avoided. In addition, the purchase can assist with "long-term classroom needs for the district," Sarno said. Parks and Buildings Director Patrick Sullivan said the building is in excellent, move-in condition. It closed in December, at one time having the capacity for 378 children.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield

    6. ABCs of turning around Springfield's underperforming schools include leadership, instruction and high expectations

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      ABCs of turning around Springfield's underperforming schools include leadership, instruction and high expectations

      The secret to turning around chronically underperforming - or Level 4 - schools isn’t all that secret. It takes strong leadership, more instructional time for students, use of data-driven instruction, in-school tutoring - and, perhaps, most important - a culture of high expectations, according to Kim Wells, Springfield’s new school improvement officer, who oversees progress at six of Springfield's 10 academically struggling schools. Those strategies - many culled from practices used in charter schools and from research done by educational consultants - are beginning to work in Springfield public schools, Wells said.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield   Holyoke

    7. Consultants studying UMass and Amherst issues present initial findings Thursday afternoon

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      Consultants studying UMass and Amherst issues present initial findings Thursday afternoon

      In April of 2013, UMass Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy proposed that university and town together hire a consultant to look at community-campus issues and that the university and town split the $60,000 estimated cost. Town Meeting agreed. The steering committee began meeting in October of 2013 and shaped the scope of the study. Initially, the group was hoping a plan would be finalized for this past May. Now the committee is targeting a September report. Nancy Buffone, executive director of External Relations and University Events, in an email wrote that the committee wants "to ensure public participation in this critical ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Kumble Subbaswamy

    8. Viewpoint: Square One makes long-term impact in the lives of children

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      Viewpoint: Square One makes long-term impact in the lives of children

      Children at Square One spend their day learning in a quality early education and care environment that prepares them to enter school and be successful. Their lessons transfer directly to their experience in school and help make children who went to preschool at Square One much more likely to graduate from high school, continue their education and contribute productively to the community. Any business person can appreciate the long-term value of such an investment.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

    9. Focus Springfield Community TV Ribbon Cutting Slated for June 23

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      Focus Springfield Community TV Ribbon Cutting Slated for June 23

      The newly formed Focus Springfield Community Television will open with a formal ribbon cutting, unveiling the new, 7,000-square-foot community television and programming facility at 1200 Main St., on June 23 at 10 a.m. Mayor Domenic Sarno, other local officials, and representatives of Focus Springfield Community Television will participate in the grand-opening event. The new local community television hub will host leading-edge technology that will allow local producers and Springfield residents to learn the skills needed to develop and air video programming on the Springfield cable system.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield

    10. University of Massachusetts Amherst freezes fees, tuition for undergraduate students

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      University of Massachusetts Amherst freezes fees, tuition for undergraduate students

      For the second year in a row, there will be no increase in tuition and mandatory fees for in-state undergraduate students at the University of Massachusetts. The school's board of trustees unanimously approved the freeze on Wednesday, crediting an increase in state support for the university.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   University of Connecticut   Amherst

    11. Holyoke Dean Technical High School to share grant for lab equipment, teacher development from biotech foundation

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      Holyoke Dean Technical High School to share grant for lab equipment, teacher development from biotech foundation

      Dean Technical High School is one of 10 schools that will share a $250,000 grant next year from the Massachusetts Biotechnology Education Foundation. The foundation will provide nearly $25,000 to the city's vocational school at 1045 Main St. for laboratory equipment, a press release said. Funding also will be provided for professional development for teachers, curriculum for biotech labs and helping students with "career exploration experiences," though it was unclear how much that funding will be.

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      Mentions:   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center   Holyoke

    12. Transforming Springfield into a tech hub: Tech Foundry prepares for first class of students

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      Transforming Springfield into a tech hub: Tech Foundry prepares for first class of students

      Tech Foundry is a new style of education. It’s a nonprofit that teaches high school seniors technical and workplace skills, but its curriculum was developed in partnership with tech companies. The students learn the skills the company would want in an entry-level employee. Director of Operations Natalie Sacco said the target student is someone graduating high school who is unsure of their next step. Maybe college isn’t the right choice. Students could choose Tech Foundry’s summer program “instead of a four-year college, which is something that is sort of crammed down everyone’s throats,” she said.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield

    13. Holyoke to see unveiling of 'Urban Collaborative' planning guides from Conway School graduate students | masslive.com

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      Holyoke to see unveiling of 'Urban Collaborative' planning guides from Conway School graduate students | masslive.com

      The planning guidelines -- 'a canvas for innovation' -- will influence how public infrastructure such as public art will be arranged, Marcos A. Marrero, director of the city Department of Planning and Economic Development, said in a phone interview Wednesday.  The students' work also features recommendations for the conservation-minded like dealing with stormwater, he said.

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    14. West Springfield creates summer job program for young adults

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      West Springfield creates summer job program for young adults

      Mayor Edward C. Sullivan, in collaboration with state Rep. Michael Finn have created a summer job program for young adults in West Springfield, which includes positions in the Department of Public Works. “We’ve hired 11 young adults to be working with the DPW and we have four working in and around the municipal office building,” said Sullivan. “We’re very pleased to be able to bring back the summer work program.”

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      Mentions:   Westfield State University   West Springfield   Springfield

    15. UMass trustees take first vote to freeze tuition and fees for second year in a row at all campuses

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      UMass trustees take first vote to freeze tuition and fees for second year in a row at all campuses

      Provided state funding for the University of Massachusetts remains consistent with the House and Senate budgets, tuition and fees will be frozen for a second year in a row.  The UMass Board of Trustees Administration and Finance Committee at its Wednesday meeting voted to approve rates that freeze them in place. The full board must approve the rates at its meeting June 18. According to a press release, the House and Senate versions of the budget both contain funding for the five-campus UMass system of just less than $519 million – a funding level consistent with the 50-50 proposal advanced by ...

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    16. UMass research team granted $495,950 for quicker, earlier detection of food contamination

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      UMass research team granted $495,950 for quicker, earlier detection of food contamination

      A research team, led by food scientist Sam Nugen at the University of Massachusetts, has received a $495,950 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to develop a quicker method for detecting contamination in both liquid and dry food before it is sold. New techniques designed by Nugen, and fellow food scientists Amanda Kinchla and doctoral student Juhong Chen, with nanochemist Vincent Rotello, aim to shorten the time it takes to detect and separate microbial contamination in food prior to its sale, and thus save money.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    17. Springfield's Putnam Vocational-Technical Academy wins $24000 state

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      Springfield's Putnam Vocational-Technical Academy wins $24000 state

      Springfield's Roger L. Putnam Vocational-Technical Academy will receive a $24,000 under a $1.3 million state grant program designed to expand vocational programs across the commonwealth to prepare students for the demands of the modern workforce, the Patrick administration announced on Tuesday.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield   Westfield

    18. Springfield High School: Administrators, staff offer positive reinforcement to alternative school students with 'tremendous talents … capable of doing anything'

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      Springfield High School: Administrators, staff offer positive reinforcement to alternative school students with 'tremendous talents … capable of doing anything'

      Assistant Principal Matthew Bean has been the on-site administrator at Springfield High School since 2011. Bean started his career at Springfield Academy in the late 1990s. A graduate of Boston University and Springfield College, with a master's degree in education, Bean spent some time at East Longmeadow High School as the Dean of Students and Athletic Director before heading back to Springfield in 2011 to take over Springfield High School.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Springfield College   Springfield Technical Community College

    19. Phoenix Charter Academy Network to locate charter school at Springfield Technology Park

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      Phoenix Charter Academy Network to locate charter school at Springfield Technology Park

      The Phoenix Charter Academy Network on Tuesday announced it has selected a site in the Springfield Technology Park at One Federal Street as the home of a new public charter school, officials announced. Officials with the network announced they have signed a lease on a 31.000-square-foot space as the home of the Phoenix Charter Academy, scheduled to open in August. The school will focus teaching older, disconnected, and underserved students with a goal of readying them for college through a combination of high expectations and academic support. Phoenix also operates similar schools in Chelsea and Lawrence. "Our new ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield Armory   Springfield

    20. Massachusetts named smartest state in the nation

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      Massachusetts named smartest state in the nation

      Residents of Massachusetts, hold your stereotypically elitist, well-educated head high. The Commonwealth has been named the smartest state in the nation. In the list "The 10 Smartest States in America," the website The Street compared education levels, income and standardized testing scores.

      The report considered the following data:

      • Percent of population with bachelor's degrees: 38.2 percent
      • 2013 median household income: $65,339
      • 2013 Average SAT score: 1553

      While the state average for SAT scores is low, Massachusetts has some of the best high schools in the nation. 75 Massachusetts high schools were declared so by the U.S ...

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield Renaissance School   Springfield

    21. UMass Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy joining Gov. Patrick on trip to Israel

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      UMass Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy joining Gov. Patrick on trip to Israel

      University of Massachusetts Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy will be joining Gov. Deval L. Patrick and others on a trip to the Middle East beginning Tuesday. The mission that includes other state government, academic and industry leaders is to expand opportunities for the Commonwealth, Israel and the United Arab Emirates to improve economic development and job creation in the emerging “innovation economy,” according to a UMass press release.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    22. University of Massachusetts Amherst has nearly $2 billion in economic impact, part of $6.1 billion impact for five-campus UMass system | masslive.com

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      University of Massachusetts Amherst has nearly $2 billion in economic impact, part of $6.1 billion impact for five-campus UMass system | masslive.com

      The University of Massachusetts Amherst contributed $1.9 billion to the commonwealth's economy in the 2012-2013 fiscal year, according to a study released Thursday by the university's Donahue Institute.  That impact included 9,000 jobs in the community in addition to the 5,109 full- and part-time faculty and staff and 24,871 undergraduate and graduate students.  That contribution is part of a $6.1 billion annual economic impact from the entire five-campus UMass system. Statewide, more than 45,000 jobs are tied to the university system's activities, according to the news release.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    23. Springfield to receive nearly $3 million to aid 2 underperforming schools

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      Springfield to receive nearly $3 million to aid 2 underperforming schools

      The city is in line to receive nearly $3 million to help turn around two underperforming schools. According to a press release from the office of Gov. Deval Patrick Thursday, more than $9 million in federal funding has been awarded to six underperforming schools in Springfield, Boston, Fall River and New Bedford. In Springfield, $1.5 million will go to the High School of Science and Technology and $1.4 million to the Milton Bradley Elementary School.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield

    24. New School of Thought | BusinessWest

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      New School of Thought | BusinessWest

      Paul Stelzer, president of Holyoke-based Appleton Corp., which manages the tech park for its owner, the STCC Assistance Corp., called this series of developments a “win-win-win” scenario, with maybe a few more ‘wins’ as well. He counted Phoenix, the college, the Mason Square area, and the city as a whole among those that will benefit from these projects in one way or another, while the Tech Park itself will get a new look and new opportunities to expand its tenant base.
      “We’re excited about this, because we have the ability to do something good for the community,” Stelzer said ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

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