1. Articles in category: Education

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    1. Schools in Boston, Springfield, Worcester exit 'underperforming' status

      Schools in Boston, Springfield, Worcester exit 'underperforming' status

      Four Massachusetts schools are no longer designated as underperforming, and that label will not be newly applied to any schools or districts this year, education officials announced as they released 2018 MCAS scores and school accountability ratings. This year marked the first time the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education used a new accountability system to measure how schools and districts are performing and what support they may need.

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    2. Western Mass scientists receive $635k from NASA to develop methods to study life beyond...

      Western Mass scientists receive $635k from NASA to develop methods to study life beyond...

      A microbiologist with the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a mineralogist at Mount Holyoke College have received a $635,000 grant from NASA to develop techniques to study evidence of "life beyond Earth," according to UMass. Jim Holden, with UMass, and Darby Dyar at Mount Holyoke, will work together over a three year period, using the funds from the large federal space agency to develop new methods to detect evidence of extraterrestrial life.

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    3. STCC gets $1.15 million for programs in photonics, 'internet of things'

      STCC gets $1.15 million for programs in photonics, 'internet of things'

      On Monday, U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, was at Springfield Technical Community College to announce $1.15 million in National Science Foundation grants aimed at preparing students to work not just in the self-driving car industry, but in jobs involving many applications of these technologies. The grants include $599,388 to develop Professor Gary J. Mullett's "Internet of Things Education" project and $551,202 to develop Professor Nicholas M. Massa's "Problem Based Learning in Advanced Photonics Manufacturing Education" project.

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    4. Community Music School of Springfield awarded $50K for special needs children

      Community Music School of Springfield awarded $50K for special needs children

      Community Music School of Springfield has been awarded $50,000 for its Adaptive Music Program, a partnership with the Springfield Public Schools. AMP trains and supports teachers who specialize in teaching students with special needs. With the help of this program, teachers can integrate music and arts into their teaching.  The state budget allocation was supported by Sens. Eric Lesser, D-Longmeadow, and James Welch, D-West Springfield.

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    5. Training & Workforce Options Helps Enhance Skills of Medical Assistants

      Training & Workforce Options Helps Enhance Skills of Medical Assistants

      When Holyoke Medical Center and Western Mass Physician Associates (WMPA) needed help enhancing the skills of their medical assistants, they partnered with Training & Workforce Options (TWO). TWO developed a curriculum and taught a 10-week class to 15 medical assistants from WMPA. The training was designed to prepare the workers for a national credentialing exam. The TWO course at Holyoke Community College (HCC) was a hybrid of classroom work and online learning taught by a medical assistant.

       

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    6. UMass Amherst gets $3 million to encourage women, minorities to pursue STEM fields

      UMass Amherst gets $3 million to encourage women, minorities to pursue STEM fields

      The University of Massachusetts Amherst has been awarded a five-year, $3 million grant to implement new diversity and equity policies.  The large grant comes from the National Science Foundation, whose ADVANCE project seeks to fund inclusive policies that encourage larger amounts of women and minorities to join the scientific fields and industries.

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    7. Panel Discussion on Skills Gap, Tuition-reimbursement Benefits Slated for Sept. 27

      Associated Industries of Massachusetts and UMass Amherst University Without Walls will host a panel discussion on the workforce skills gap and tuition-reimbursement benefits on Thursday, Sept. 27 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Hadley Farms Meeting House, 41 Russell St., Hadley. Industry and workforce-development leaders will detail the current skills gaps facing Western Mass. industries and the impact that employee-friendly educational programs and tuition-reimbursement benefits can have in closing those gaps. University Without Walls (UWW) staff and student panelists will detail how non-traditional higher-education programs can benefit both employees and their employers, helping working adults increase their ...

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    8. Small-business Workshop to Discuss ‘Doing Business with the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps’

      Small-business Workshop to Discuss ‘Doing Business with the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps’

      Event Location:  EDC Conference Room, 1441 Main Street, Springfield, MA 01103.  Advanced registration is required to attend click here to register.

      Emily Harman, director of the Office of Small Business Programs for the Department of the Navy, in partnership with the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts Assistance Center, will conduct a small-business workshop titled “Doing Business with the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps” on Thursday, Sept. 20 as part of Springfield Navy Week, Sept. 17-23. In 2017, the Department of the Navy awarded $3.2 billion in contracts to businesses in Massachusetts, with more than $66.8 million ...

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    9. Educare puts Springfield at early education forefront (Editorial)

      Educare puts Springfield at early education forefront (Editorial)

      Educare Springfield will be one of just 24 of its kind in the country as a model for early education done right. It took seven years of diligence by education, civic and political officials to make the $14 million Hickory Street facility a reality. It's a miracle - well, almost. Mary Walachy, executive director of the Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation that pioneered the drive for the project, said Educare Springfield looked doomed by cost factors until receiving $9.6 million in funding from an anonymous, out-of-state donor. The Sept. 17 groundbreaking was attended by a strong array of ...

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    10. Holyoke Community College Names Mark Hudgik Director of Admissions

      Holyoke Community College Names Mark Hudgik Director of Admissions

      Holyoke Community College (HCC) recently welcomed Mark Hudgik as its new director of Admissions. Hudgik is an HCC alumnus from the class of 2002 who returns to campus with 14 years of experience working in academic admissions, most recently as director of Admission at Greenfield Community College, where he started as a senior Admission counselor in 2009. He had previously worked as assistant director of Admissions at Bay Path University in Longmeadow and as Admissions director at the Berkshire Hills Music Academy in South Hadley.

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    11. Springfield breaks ground on $14 million Educare early education facility

      Springfield breaks ground on $14 million Educare early education facility

       Local, city and state leaders joined early education advocates, and others Monday to officially break ground on Educare Springfield, a nationally recognized school model that is among just 24 of its kind in the country.  Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno and project leaders gathered at a construction site on Hickory Street to celebrate the project's groundbreaking and reflect on the seven years of work that went in to bringing the nearly $14 million facility to the city.

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    12. Simulator teaches Smith Vocational students about dangers of distracted driving

      Simulator teaches Smith Vocational students about dangers of distracted driving

      This week, about 75 students at Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School are learning the dangers of distracted driving firsthand while being asked to send a text, take a Snapchat video or plug in their phone and put on music while using a driving simulator. The simulator, called Distractology, was set up in a mobile classroom Monday through Friday and is available to students who are newly licensed drivers or who have a learner's permit. It was developed and funded by the Arbella Insurance Foundation and was brought to the high school by Webber and Grinnell Insurance.

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    13. Educare Springfield to Break Ground on Sept. 17

      Educare Springfield to Break Ground on Sept. 17

      Springfield will be host to the 24 Educare early-education center to be built in the U.S., and the only one in Massachusetts, with a groundbreaking to be held at 100 Hickory St., adjacent to Brookings School, on Monday, Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito will be joined by Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno; Educare officials; Janis Santos, executive director of Holyoke Chicopee Springfield Head Start; other representatives of the Commonwealth; local leaders in philanthropy and project funders; representatives of Springfield College and Old Hill Neighborhood Council; and other community members for the ...

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    14. U.S. News And World Report Declares WNEU a ‘Best Value’

      U.S. News And World Report Declares WNEU a ‘Best Value’

      Western New England University (WNEU) received multiple recognitions in U.S. News and World Report’s 2019 “America’s Best Colleges,” an in-depth look at more than 1,800 institutions of higher education nationwide. Along with its traditional place among the top tier of Regional Universities in the North, Western New England was included in such categories as Best Value Schools, Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs, and A-Plus Schools for B Students.

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    15. New Executive, Associate Directors Named at Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship

      New Executive, Associate Directors Named at Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship

      The Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst announced two new directors for the Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship. Gregory Thomas, who brings diverse experience in corporate America, was named the center’s new executive director, while Stephen Brand, who has taught entrepreneurship at colleges and universities across the country, will serve as the new associate director.For the past 20 years, Thomas has held various senior-level global manufacturing, finance, and control roles with Corning Inc. During the last five years at Corning, he was a strategist in the Emerging Innovation Group, focusing on bringing new products, processes, and businesses to ...

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    16. Help wanted: Manufacturers, jobs programs scramble to attract workers (photos, video)

      Help wanted: Manufacturers, jobs programs scramble to attract workers (photos, video)

      Richard K. Sullivan Jr., president of the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts. "It's a major economic development issue for us. These companies are major employers in their communities. And they can't grow." The 1,400-job deficit and other figures come from a recent survey prepared by the MassHire state job centers for Hampden County and for Hampshire and Franklin counties. It's a document the two agencies will incorporate into the regional workforce plan they have already submitted to the Baker administration and will present to schools up and down the valley.

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    17. Elms College Launches Student Leadership Institute

      Elms College Launches Student Leadership Institute

      To expand its offering of leadership-development opportunities to all students, the Elms College will launch the Elms College Student Leadership Institute (SLI) at the start of the fall 2018 semester. Affirming the Elms College values of faith, community, justice, and excellence, SLI — run by the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership — will offer all students the opportunity to engage in a variety of experiences that will benefit their leadership development.

       

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    18. Life Sciences Center at Holyoke Community College aims to develop biotech workforce

      Life Sciences Center at Holyoke Community College aims to develop biotech workforce

      Holyoke Community College's new $4.55 million Center for Life Sciences will feature a cleanroom training facility, a first for Massachusetts two-year institutions. The 13,000-square-foot Center for Life Sciences, part of the Marieb Building, is set to open Sept. 4. The college plans to use the center for courses in biotechnology, genetics and microbiology, in keeping with the growing demand for biotech workers. The project was funded through a $3.8 million Massachusetts Life Sciences Center grant and $750,000 from the HCC Foundation's Building Healthy Communities Campaign.

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    19. HRMA of Western New England to Present Legal Update on Grand Bargain and More

      HRMA of Western New England to Present Legal Update on Grand Bargain and More

      On Monday, Sept. 17, HRMA of Western New England will present its annual Legal Update program on the new ‘grand bargain’ legislation, recreational and medical marijuana regulations/best practices, and the new non-compete agreement ruling. John Gannon, partner at Skoler, Abbott & Presser, will speak to attendees about being prepared for the minimum-wage hike over the next several years and how best to prepare for paid family leave. He’ll also include a discussion on best practices for pre-employment and reasonable-suspicion drug-testing policies.

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    20. State approves up to $49.1M for new consolidated elementary school in Springfield's North...

      State approves up to $49.1M for new consolidated elementary school in Springfield's North...

      A state agency has granted Springfield up to $49.1 million for construction of a consolidated school on Plainfield Street in the North End to replace the aging, deteriorated Brightwood and Lincoln elementary schools. The state School Building Authority approved the funds during a Wednesday meeting in Boston, with the amount representing state reimbursements of up to 80 percent of all eligible construction costs. "Upon completion, this project will provide a new 21st century learning environment for students in Springfield," said state Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg, who is chairwoman of the School Building Authority. "Our goal is to create the ...

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    21. Springfield Technical Community College to offer EMT training course

      Springfield Technical Community College to offer EMT training course

      Springfield Technical Community College will offer the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training program during the upcoming fall semester. This course consists of 188 hours of lectures and workshops in trauma, medical, behavioral and environmental emergencies including 28 hours of online instruction and an auto extrication field trip that prepares the student to challenge the National Certification Examination.

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    22. Bay Path University’s Online Liberal Studies Program Earns Accolades

      Bay Path University’s Online Liberal Studies Program Earns Accolades

      The American Women’s College at Bay Path University has been helping women complete their bachelor’s degrees at twice the rate of the national average since its inception in 2013, thanks to its digitally enhanced learning model, SOUL (Social Online Universal Learning). This innovative approach to education has placed its bachelor of arts degree in liberal studies among the 50 best in the nation, as ranked by TheBestSchools.org.“The American Women’s College seeks to accommodate our students by offering a liberal studies degree, complimented by our Women Empowered by Learners and Leaders [WELL] program, to develop well-rounded ...

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    23. Bay Path Named Among Fastest-Growing Colleges in Master’s Institution Category

      Bay Path Named Among Fastest-Growing Colleges in Master’s Institution Category

      The Chronicle of Higher Education has recognized Bay Path University in its Almanac of Higher Education 2018-19 as one of the fastest-growing colleges in the U.S., currently ranked 13th in the category of private nonprofit master’s institutions, with a 118.1% growth rate over a 10-year period (2006-16). Bay Path was the only institution of higher education from Massachusetts on the list, and the only women’s college in New England ranked in this category.“I am pleased that Bay Path has moved up four places in the national ranking,” President Carol Leary said. “Our continued presence on ...

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    24. American Women’s College at Bay Path Launches Food Industry Management Degree

      American Women’s College at Bay Path Launches Food Industry Management Degree

      The American Women’s College at Bay Path University announced the launch of its bachelor of science degree in business: food industry management, now enrolling. The university’s fully online food industry management major prepares students for a wide array of positions within the industry. The program covers core business fundamentals and combines them with a solid foundation in food science. Business topics include accounting, marketing, operations, and management. The major areas of food science, such as food processing and safety, are also covered and have been adapted for flexible online learning through the university’s digitally enhanced learning model ...

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