1. Articles in category: Education

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    1. New science wing at Springfield's Central High School has all the bells and whistles, state treasurer says

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      New science wing at Springfield's Central High School has all the bells and whistles, state treasurer says

      State-of-the-art science equipment and labs throughout Bay State schools will help elevate the lives of immigrant families and student who come from less fortunate circumstances, as the commonwealth champions STEM (Science,Technology, Engineering and Math) education, she said. Superintendent Daniel J. Warwick praised the Massachusetts School Building Authority, which Goldberg oversees, for its 80 percent reimbursement for the project and others in the city.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    2. Acclaimed designer Maya Lin and national design firm Shepley Bulfinch chosen to redesign Neilson Library at Smith College

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      Acclaimed designer Maya Lin and national design firm Shepley Bulfinch chosen to redesign Neilson Library at Smith College

      Smith College officials on Wednesday announced that acclaimed designer Maya Lin and design firm Shepley Bulfinch have been chosen to redesign the main library at the Northampton women's college. College officials are banking on Lin and Shepley Bulfinch to re-imagine and redesign the William Allan Neilson Library into a world-class facility that preserves history and encourages new methods of learning. The Lin/Shepley Bulfinch team was chosen for the project after an international search.

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      Mentions:   Smith College   Northampton

    3. Boston Olympics depending on Springfield MBTA cars, says CEO of Boston 2024

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      Boston Olympics depending on Springfield MBTA cars, says CEO of Boston 2024

      Without Chinese manufacturer CNR Changchung's decision to locate a plant in Springfield and build new rail cars for the MBTA, Boston might not have any Olympic dreams, Richard Davey, CEO of Boston 2024 Partnership, said on Thursday. When Boston began considering its Olympic bid, Davey said the CNR deal was "number one of seven priorities" promoters considered as key to the city's pitch for the Olympic bid.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield   Holyoke

    4. STCC, Worcester State University partner to give transfer students 4-year degrees for $30,000 tuition

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      STCC, Worcester State University partner to give transfer students 4-year degrees for $30,000 tuition

      Students who complete their associates degrees at Springfield Technical Community College will be guaranteed a spot at Worcester State University to complete their bachelor's degree at a fixed four-year tuition of $30,000. During a Thursday meeting with the editorial board of The Republican and Masslive, STCC President Ira H. Rubenzahl and Worcester State University President Barry M. Maloney said the partnership is part of a marketing effort that underscores the affordability and educational value of a public higher education. The agreement, which is similar to the one STCC and Holyoke Community College recently negotiated with Westfield State University ...

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Springfield Technical Community College   Westfield State University

    5. WSU leaders, students among those calling for greater investment in higher ed

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      WSU leaders, students among those calling for greater investment in higher ed

      Westfield State University is doing its part to make a college education more accessible and affordable, now Westfield is joining with other universities across the state urging the Legislature to make a long-term investment in higher education. Westfield State University Preston will lead a delegation of students heading to Boston on Wednesday to join students from other state universities across the commonwealth to push for increased Statehouse funding for public higher education.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Westfield State University   Springfield

    6. $75 million sought to promote innovative education programs in Springfield, other communities

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      $75 million sought to promote innovative education programs in Springfield, other communities

      Citing an urgent need for a college educated workforce in the Bay State, a new coalition formed by Boston-based MassINC is lobbying the Statehouse for a $75 million state budget item to fund innovative programs in high-needs communities such as Springfield. As they acknowledged the tight state-budget climate, leaders of the newly formed "Building on What Works Coalition" met on Monday with Springfield educators, elected officials and business leaders to outline the initiative and to seek additional coalition members as it prepares to lobby the Legislature for the funding.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke

    7. UMass Amherst Data Science Center Launch Event

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      UMass Amherst Data Science Center Launch Event

      Bringing together leaders in academia, industry and government, the launch event for the UMass Amherst Center for Data Science will include a keynote presentation by the head of the Computer Information Science & Engineering directorate at the National Science Foundation, paired research presentations between academic researchers and industry in the areas of health and biomedicine, energy and sustainability, information economy, and business analytics and an introduction to the new Center's mission, research agenda and collaboration opportunities.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   MassMutual   Amherst

    8. UMass professor Sandra Petersen to receive Presidential Award for STEM mentoring

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      UMass professor Sandra Petersen to receive Presidential Award for STEM mentoring

      Petersen, a professor in the veterinary and animal sciences department at UMass Amherst, since 2003 has served as executive director and a mentor for the Northeast Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate, a 15-institution alliance focused on increasing the number of students from underrepresented groups who earn doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects, according to a UMass press release.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    9. Western New England University students create dog toy, T-shirt, tote bag out of recycled material for Goodwill Industries | masslive

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      Western New England University students create dog toy, T-shirt, tote bag out of recycled material for Goodwill Industries | masslive

      Tasked with a way to use all those T-shirts donated to Goodwill Industries that cannot be sold again as T-shirts, a group of Western New England University students, all seniors, cut the shirts into strips and braided them into a knotted dog toy.  Goodwill liked it. Their professors liked it. Their peers liked it. But the final evaluation was made by an energetic pit bull/boxer mix owned by one of their professors.

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      Mentions:   Western New England University   Springfield   Westfield

    10. UMass Amherst hosts conference encouraging minority teenagers to consider career in nursing

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      UMass Amherst hosts conference encouraging minority teenagers to consider career in nursing

      The University of Massachusetts College of Nursing will host about 300 students from Springfield, West Springfield, Chicopee, Holyoke, Northampton and some from Brooklyn, New York for a Nursing Orientation & Celebration Conference at the Campus Center on March 28, according to Carmen Rosa, coordinator for the Achieving Diversity Initiative. "Increasing Workforce Diversity in Nursing is a project sponsored by the University of Massachusetts, Amherst College of Nursing. The principal investigator Dr. Jean Swinney wrote the grant and secured approximately $1 million. The goal of the grant is to increase representation for minority and disadvantaged individuals in the nursing workforce," Rosa said ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   West Springfield   Springfield

    11. 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

    12. 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

    13. 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

    14. 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

    15. 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

    16. 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

    17. 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

    18. 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

    19. 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

    20. 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

    21. 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

    22. 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

    23. 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

    24. 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

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