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    1. Nearly $2 million grant to UMass will provide computer science aid to Springfield...

      Nearly $2 million grant to UMass will provide computer science aid to Springfield...

      Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have received a nearly $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation that is aimed at helping to teach computer science to elementary grade students in the Springfield public schools. The four-year grant totaling $1.998,000 will allow UMass researchers led by computer science professor Rick Adrion, to carry out research "that will help teachers, specialists and administrators in Springfield's 33 elementary schools to prepare their students to understand and apply computer science and computational thinking skills early in their academic careers," UMass announced in a press release.

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    2. Elms College Ranks High in ‘Best Colleges for Your Money’ List

      Elms College Ranks High in ‘Best Colleges for Your Money’ List

      Elms College ranks in the top 30% of colleges in Money magazine’s list of Best Colleges for Your Money 2018. “We are very pleased to be recognized as a Best College by Money magazine,” said Walter Breau, vice president of Academic Affairs at Elms College. “It’s gratifying to receive recognition from Money magazine for the work of faculty and staff to provide high-quality academic programs and personalized student support at a reasonable cost.”

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    3. South Hadley High's culinary arts program receives state certification

      South Hadley High's culinary arts program receives state certification

      South Hadley High School's culinary arts program has received state Chapter 70 vocational certification, according to Superintendent Nicholas Young. The district continues to introduce vocational offerings and improve the educational experience for all grades, Young said. The high school also added a carpentry component in recent years, which is awaiting state certification. Young described the culinary arts certification as the state's "gold seal" for curriculum, letting students pursue a career or academic tracks in the discipline. "It allows our graduates to be more employable and be more prepared for post-secondary education," he said.

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    4. Agawam High School adds manufacturing classes to meet employer needs

      Agawam High School adds manufacturing classes to meet employer needs

      Agawam High School is starting a new advanced manufacturing program after many years without one. The school has cleaned up a collection of Bridgeport milling machines dating to its construction in the 1950s, adding new computer-simulated manufacturing technology, and has a trained a math teacher in manufacturing. It's all part of a $90,000 effort to prep students for in-demand careers and for further study in manufacturing technology after high school. The 1,150-student high school will offer two classes beginning in September for 15 to 18 students in each class.

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    5. Westover Job Corps gets new management while culinary candidates are in demand

      Westover Job Corps gets new management while culinary candidates are in demand

      Westover Job Corps Center, with 234 students at its Johnson Road  location, has a new management company under an $82 million, two-year contract -- part of a regular churn of contractors within Job Corps locations across the country. The U.S. Department of Labor issued the contract Aug. 3 to Alternate Perspectives Inc., of Leesburg, Virginia. Alternative Perspectives already operates the Shriver Job Corps in Devens, Massachusetts, among other locations. Alternate Perspectives declined to answer questions about the contract, except to say that it is now reorganizing the center to fit its model.

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    6. HCC-Westfield State-Springfield schools among 3 Massachusetts partnerships aiming to...

      HCC-Westfield State-Springfield schools among 3 Massachusetts partnerships aiming to...

      Westfield State University will partner with Holyoke Community College and Springfield Public Schools on a new initiative to train more science, technology, engineering and math teachers. The schools are one of three regional partnerships that will use a $1.5 million National Science Foundation grant to the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education to develop MassTeach, a new model for increasing and diversifying the ranks of STEM teachers in high-need school districts.

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    7. UMass professor receives grant from DARPA to teach computers 'visual common sense'

      UMass professor receives grant from DARPA to teach computers 'visual common sense'

      A computer science professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has received a $1.6 million grant to teach computers how to develop "visual common sense."  How does one go about doing that? And what does that mean, exactly? It's complicated. Erik Learned-Miller, who has taught at the school since the early 2000s, is heading a project whose goal is to teach computer systems to "intelligently" see and identify objects and be able to categorize them, the school announced Wednesday.

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    8. 'We want to be the Harry Potter of STEM education': Springfield Technical Community...

      'We want to be the Harry Potter of STEM education': Springfield Technical Community...

      With thousands of science, technology, engineering and math-related jobs going unfilled across New England and the country, Springfield Technical Community College plans to use a new federal grant to enhance K-12 STEM education and encourage more students to enter such fields.  The $1.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation will allow the college, in partnership with Smith College, to launch a four-year project with Springfield Public Schools beginning in the 2019-2020 school year that takes an "imaginative education" approach to bringing engineering into classrooms.

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    9. People in Business: Springfield Technical Community College Dean of Admissions to lead regional school counselors group

      People in Business: Springfield Technical Community College Dean of Admissions to lead regional school counselors group

      Louisa Davis-Freeman, dean of admissions at Springfield Technical Community College, has been named president of the Western Massachusetts Counselors Association. WMCA is affiliated with the Massachusetts School Counselors Association, which advocates for school counselors throughout the state by providing leadership, collaboration and professional development.  WMCA includes more than 200 counselors from elementary, middle, vocational and high schools, as well as graduate students in the counseling field, college admissions counselors and retirees from the profession.

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    10. Bay Path Recognized Among Best Colleges for Master’s in Forensic Accounting

      Bay Path Recognized Among Best Colleges for Master’s in Forensic Accounting

      Bay Path University’s master of science (MS) program in forensic accounting has been named third in a list of the top five best in the nation, as ranked by BestColleges.com. According to the site, graduate-degree programs in forensic accounting were ranked on a 100-point scale based on academic quality, affordability, and online programming. The editor’s review of Bay Path University highlights the flexibility of the program, offered 100% online with dedicated on-ground support from staff and faculty. In addition to forensic accounting, Bay Path University also offers concentrations including public and private accounting under the umbrella of ...

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    11. Investment in the life sciences sector is critical to Massachusetts' future (Viewpoint)

      Investment in the life sciences sector is critical to Massachusetts' future (Viewpoint)

      Ten years ago, Massachusetts took a risk. With a 10-year, $1 billion initiative proposed by then-Gov. Deval Patrick, we chose to breathe life into a budding biotech and life sciences sector with the bold hope that funding new research would transform our state's economy. That investment has paid off. Students at Chicopee Comprehensive High School, Putnam Vocational Technical Academy, Springfield High School of Science and Technology -- and 146 other middle and high schools in the state -- have brand-new Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) equipment in their classrooms because of that investment.

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    12. New Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Named at American International College

      New Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Named at American International College

      Effective July 30, 2018, Mika Nash, Ed.D. will join American International College (AIC) as the executive vice president for academic affairs. Dr. Nash comes to AIC from Champlain College in Vermont where she served as the dean of Continuing Professional Studies. Dr. Nash has more than 20 years of experience in the field of higher education with the majority of her career spent in senior leadership. In her most recent role, Nash was tasked with the development and administration of all academic and operational responsibilities associated with running the Continuing Professional Studies academic unit with management oversight for all ...

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    13. United Way of Pioneer Valley, Peter Pan Announce Stuff the Bus Program

      United Way of Pioneer Valley, Peter Pan Announce Stuff the Bus Program

      United Way of Pioneer Valley and Peter Pan Bus Lines will launch the annual Stuff the Bus campaign with a press-conference event on Friday, July 27 at 11 a.m. outside the Target store at the Holyoke Mall. The campaign will collect new school supplies from July 27 through Aug. 16. The supplies will be distributed in new backpacks to children who are homeless in Chicopee, Holyoke, Springfield, Westfield, West Springfield, and South Hadley.“Holyoke Mall is proud to be a collection site once again for this important initiative,” said Lisa Wray, the mall’s director of Marketing. “Shoppers purchasing ...

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    14. Michele Cabral Named Director of Training & Workforce Options

      Michele Cabral Named Director of Training & Workforce Options

      Westfield resident Michele Cabral, a former accounting professor and interim dean of Business and Technology at Holyoke Community College, has been appointed the new director of Training & Workforce Options, a workforce-development partnership between HCC and Springfield Technical Community College. TWO offers customized training for businesses and nonprofits, needs assessments, and career-development programs.

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    15. Westfield State Awarded $21 Million for Extensive Renovations

      Westfield State Awarded $21 Million for Extensive Renovations

      Ramon Torrecilha says that when it opened in 1956, Parenzo Hall, the first building on what was then Westfield State College’s new campus on Western Avenue, housed “pretty much everything.” That included classrooms, the dining hall, a large auditorium, administrative offices — yes, everything, said Torrecilha, president of what is now Westfield State University. Over time, many all of those facilities moved somewhere else. The dining commons went in Scanlon Hall, new classroom facilities were built, and a number of administrative offices were moved down Western Avenue to the building, acquired by the college nearly 20 years ago, that was ...

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    16. Berkshire Community College Receives $5.5M for One Stop Student Success Center

      Berkshire Community College (BCC) has been awarded $5.5 million for a major project that will transform the first floor of the Field Administration building into a One Stop Student Success Center. Gov. Charlie Baker announced this award on July 10 at Westfield State University. Baker launched a capital investment plan for public higher education and encouraged the submission of proposals that would benefit the Massachusetts economy and support student success and completion.

       

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    17. Gov. Charlie Baker announces $21 million for Westfield State University renovation project

      Gov. Charlie Baker announces $21 million for Westfield State University renovation project

      Westfield State University is among the Massachusetts public higher education institutions set to benefit from nearly $4 billion in state investments, Gov. Charlie Baker announced Tuesday.  The governor and other Massachusetts officials touted the $3.9 billion bond package, which includes funding to help address statewide capital needs, during an afternoon ceremonial bill signing at the Westfield campus. They noted that the legislation, among other things, will provide state colleges and universities a total of $950 million for capital projects over five years, including $190 million in Fiscal Year 2019 alone.

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    18. Bay Path University Announces New Graduate Applied Health Programs

      Bay Path University Announces New Graduate Applied Health Programs

      Bay Path University announced the launch of two new programs, including its second doctoral program, now enrolling. Bay Path’s master of public health degree is designed to prepare graduates to pursue positions either as a public-health professional or as a leader in government, business, industry, higher education, or nonprofit organizations. For those aspiring to high-demand careers such as epidemiologists, environmental health specialists, public-health policy advisors, advanced health educators, and health survey researchers, a public-health degree is a requirement.

       

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    19. Westfield Technical Academy receives $108,000 grant for electrical technology

      Westfield Technical Academy receives $108,000 grant for electrical technology

      Westfield Technical Academy is benefiting from a $108,000 state grant. The electrical wiring technology department applied for the grant in February and will replace out-of-date equipment, including tool kits, table tops, stools, lockers, a powered conduit bender, a PVC conduit bender, a vacuum/blower fishing system, a powered cable puller and new motor control equipment. According to Superintendent Stefan Czaporowski, WTA has received other funding from the state Skills Capital Grant Program in the past.

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    20. Holyoke Community College STEM Scholarship Deadline Is July 15

      Holyoke Community College STEM Scholarship Deadline Is July 15

      Students enrolled full-time in chemistry, engineering, mathematics, physics, or other STEM fields at Holyoke Community College (HCC) may qualify for a National Science Foundation scholarship of up to $10,000 a year toward tuition and fees. Recipients of the scholarship become members of HCC’s STEM Scholars program and participate in field trips and benefit from other exclusive STEM-related events  and activities each semester. The NSF STEM Scholarship continues each semester students maintain good academic standing. Incoming and current HCC students are encouraged to apply. The application deadline for the 2018-19 academic year is July 15. Eligibility guidelines for the ...

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    21. UMass Amherst tuition costs held at bay by efficiency, spokeswoman says

      UMass Amherst tuition costs held at bay by efficiency, spokeswoman says

      If the financial projections hold, University of Massachusetts Amherst students will see a $188 tuition-fee increase per semester in fiscal 2019, or a 2.5 percent increase over fiscal 2018 costs. This does not include the $50 increase to the Student Activity Fee, which students approved in December to help support renovations to the Student Union. "Tuition increases are kept at a minimum by an efficiency and effectiveness program throughout the campus," wrote UMass spokeswoman Mary Dettloff.

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    22. 400 students participate in 1st academy signing day as Holyoke redesigns high school...

      400 students participate in 1st academy signing day as Holyoke redesigns high school...

      About 400 students who will be sophomores during the 2018-2019 school year participated in the first academy signing day of the redesigned high school experience. "This is a major milestone for Holyoke High School, our students and their families," Stephen P. Zrike, state-appointed receiver in charge of the Holyoke public schools, said in a press release after the Thursday event. "We are all excited about next year and this new and innovative way to help our students achieve their goals," he said. The event at Holyoke High School at 500 Beech St. entailed students signing letters of intent to attend ...

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    23. Massachusetts gives Holyoke $131,600 grant for early college program for high schoolers

      Massachusetts gives Holyoke $131,600 grant for early college program for high schoolers

      Students can earn up to 12 college credits before they graduate from high school thanks to a $131,600 state grant. The funding is for an early college partnership between the city public schools and Holyoke Community College (HCC). "We are most appreciative of the state's critical investment in the sustainability and growth of early college access linked to our high school academies for more students in Holyoke," said Stephen K. Zrike, the state-appointed receiver managing Holyoke public schools.

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