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    1. First phase of new $53 million Greenfield High School is under construction | masslive.com

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      First phase of new $53 million Greenfield High School is under construction | masslive.com

      The Massachusetts School Building Authority has estimated a maximum state funding for the project at $43.1 million and has approved of the design, according to the authority. The school is designed for an enrollment of 585 students in grades 8 through 12.  The first phase includes 85,000 square feet of classroom space that will be ready for the next school year. The school will not close; rather, students will shift from space to space as parts of the building are torn down and rebuilt.

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    2. Massachusetts announces $15 million "pay for success" grant program for adult

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      Massachusetts announces $15 million "pay for success" grant program for adult

      Massachusetts will set aside $15 million to invest in adult basic education, administration officials announced Friday. The state will use a new payment model dubbed “pay for success” in which the money for services is fronted by private investors and the state pays only based on results.The state is using the same model to fund a $27 million program of outreach to at-risk young men in Greater Springfield and Greater Boston, through a contract with the nonprofit ROCA aimed at reducing recidivism. The state is also developing a similar partnership with the United Way and others to address chronic ...

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    3. Springfield Preparatory Charter School will focus on early literacy and preparing children for college

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      Springfield Preparatory Charter School will focus on early literacy and preparing children for college

      The Springfield Preparatory Charter School was one of two charter schools in the state to receive approval this year to open. The other is the Argosy Collegiate Charter School in Fall River that will open in September 2014. The board also approved opening the TEC Connections Academy, a virtual school.  “We believe every child can make it to college and deserves to make it. Kindergartners will take college trips. We will use the language of college to get kids thinking college is something they can and will do,” said Bill Spirer, the head of the school.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    4. Square One's King Street Children's Center wins accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children

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      Square One's King Street Children's Center wins accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children

      Square One, the Springfield-based nonprofit provider of early education and care for at-risk children and programs and services for families, has earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children for its King Street Children’s Center. “We are extremely proud of this accomplishment as it represents months of effort on the part of our staff and program directors,” said Joan Kagan, president and chief executive officer for Square One. “NAEYC accreditation is the result of Square One undergoing a comprehensive process of internal self-study and improvement, and it validates that our program is truly high quality ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    5. MassDevelopment issues $19.5 million in tax-exempt bonds to Bay Path College for Health Sciences building | masslive.com

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      MassDevelopment issues $19.5 million in tax-exempt bonds to Bay Path College for Health Sciences building | masslive.com

      Bay Path College will use bond proceeds to build a 56,000-square-foot, two-story Center for Graduate Studies in Health Sciences on 11 acres of land on Shaker Road and Denslow Road in East Longmeadow. A portion of the bond proceeds will refund a previous MassDevelopment bond, which funded projects at the main campus in Longmeadow. PeoplesBank, United Bank, and Nuvo Bank & Trust Company purchased the bonds.

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      Mentions:   MassDevelopment   United Bank   Bay Path College

    6. Massachusetts Life Sciences Center announces internship development challenge

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      Massachusetts Life Sciences Center announces internship development challenge

      The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center has announced the launch of the 2014-2015 Internship Challenge. The workforce development program, first launched in 2009, creates hundreds of new paid internship opportunities each year throughout Massachusetts.  Eligible college students and recent graduates can apply online through the MLSC’s website for an internship with one of over 300 life sciences companies registered to host interns. Companies review candidates through a web-based interface in which they can match skills with their needs. Upon conclusion of the internship, the MLSC reimburses companies for stipends paid to their interns.

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      Mentions:   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

    7. UMass Donahue Institute will look at whether online classes can help boost graduation rate

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      University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute researchers will look at high schools with high dropout rates, including schools in Holyoke and Springfield, to determine whether online courses help keep students in school. The Quincy-based Nellie Mae Education Foundation has awarded the institute $354,000 for the two-year study. He said by the time they are finished with the data, the study will include 6,000 students.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Holyoke

    8. Business Growth Center focuses on helping small businesses

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      Business Growth Center focuses on helping small businesses

      “The Business Growth Center really needed to be clearer on what it did,” said Marla Michel, director. “Even though we’re a building that can take tenants, we do programming to help businesses growth. Our service provider organizations do a lot to help people starting a business.” The Business Growth Center works in partnership with its resident partner organizations, including the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network, the U.S. Small Business Administration, SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives), and the New England Business Associates Business Development Center.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    9. Outlook 2014: Western New England University Center for Innovation is part of region's 'entrepreneurial ecosystem' | masslive.com

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      Outlook 2014: Western New England University Center for Innovation is part of region's 'entrepreneurial ecosystem' | masslive.com

      The entrepreneurial spirit continues today.  I have been involved with local entrepreneurs through Western New England University’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship for more than 12 years. The center has two major functions: legal support for entrepreneurs; and educational outreach to promote entrepreneurship on campus and in the community.  The center offers legal assistance, free of charge, through the Small Business Legal Clinic. The clinic works with businesses in the start-up and early operational phases and handles matters such as organizational issues, intellectual property, contracts, taxes, and other non-litigation matters. The library in our resource center is open to the ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Smith College   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission

    10. Westfield State University Advancement Division announces new staff, plans for 175th scholarship fundraising gala

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      Westfield State University Advancement Division announces new staff, plans for 175th scholarship fundraising gala

      Assisting Knapik, who was appointed in August after resigning as a state senator, are veteran university employees David Caspole, a 1994 alumna, and Bonnie Clark. New to the team are Lisa McMahon, the former director of the Westfield Business Improvement District, Amy Carignan, former development officer at Bay Path College, Bo Sullivan, a morning radio personality on WHYN-560, and David Candella, a 2009 alumna of the university. “Each of these professionals brings a great deal of fundraising, stewardship, and networking skills to the table, and I could not think of a better team to help Westfield State during its 175th ...

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      Mentions:   Westfield State University   Westfield   Lisa McMahon

    11. Bay Path College to feature Barbara Walters in 2014 Women's Leadership Conference

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      Bay Path College to feature Barbara Walters in 2014 Women's Leadership Conference

      Barbara Walters will be this year's keynote speaker for the 2014 Women's Leadership Conference, "Own Your Story." "We are so excited to have Barbara Walters for this year's conference since she has made a career out of sharing people's stories," said Kathleen Wroblewski, the director of marketing and communications for Bay Path College. The annual conference draws thousands of women from across the Pioneer Valley. The conference has been a Bay Path tradition for 19 years. It will be held on April 25, from 7:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the MassMutual Center in ...

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      Mentions:   MassMutual Center   Springfield   Bay Path College

    12. Putnam Academy principal says school is 'model for dynamic and

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      Putnam Academy principal says school is 'model for dynamic and

      Putnam has established a network of support which ensures that rigorous college and career readiness standards are met and our students are prepared for post-secondary opportunities. This has brought about an increase in the number of Putnam graduates completing four-year college programs. It has also resulted in an increase of scholarships and opportunities for our graduates to acquire employment experience through our cooperative work program.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    13. Outlook 2014: What will be the academic focus of the new UMass Springfield satellite center?

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      Outlook 2014: What will be the academic focus of the new UMass Springfield satellite center?

      Caret said they could also move the Springfield Design Center, located now in Court Square, to the space and are looking at possibly relocating the Holyoke satellite master's of business administration program to Springfield. Caret said the university is considering precision manufacturing programs, counseling and big data. He said the satellite campus needs to meet the focus which students in Springfield want. They also will be working with area community colleges so that students could transfer into the Springfield programs in their junior year.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Springfield

    14. Outlook 2014: Community colleges target programs to Pioneer Valley workforce needs

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      Outlook 2014: Community colleges target programs to Pioneer Valley workforce needs

      Massachusetts’ community colleges are responding to the employment training needs of their regions with credit and non-credit programs, evaluating and adjusting to accommodate the needs of the times and local business and industry.  “Our work here at this college in support of our students and community is to provide access for students regardless of background to achieve a better future for themselves and their families,” Pura said. “The needs of the community mandate a comprehensive mission. We embrace a vibrant and strong commitment to the community and to our students, offering affordable, quality education.”

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Springfield Technical Community College   Greenfield Community College

    15. Outlook 2014: Western Massachusetts colleges and universities address market

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      Outlook 2014: Western Massachusetts colleges and universities address market

      The institutions continue to infuse cash into the economy through their students and faculty who live and spend money in the community, their families who visit and through their engagement with the community in schools or through internships providing a much-needed boost to all those who benefit. Businesses surrounding college areas also are helped through research and training programs reaching out to satisfy ever-changing market needs.
       “As the job market changes they are even more invaluable to us because of the complexity of the workplace and the need to prepare people for these new and complex jobs,” said Allan W ...

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Westfield State University

    16. Massachusetts School Building Authority announces full funding of 2 tornado-damaged Springfield school construction projects

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      Massachusetts School Building Authority announces full funding of 2 tornado-damaged Springfield school construction projects

      The Massachusetts School Building Authority, as pledged by its chairman, State Treasurer Steven Grossman, on Wednesday announced approval of full reimbursement of funds for the $27.9 million Elias Brookings Elementary School project and the $15.2 million Mary Dryden School project in the aftermath of severe damage from the tornado of 2011.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   West Springfield   Springfield

    17. Community Spotlight: Holyoke | BusinessWest

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      Community Spotlight: Holyoke | BusinessWest

      Over the past two years, said the city’s 24-year-old mayor, “we’ve been doing some excellent planning, laying the foundation for things we’ll be pursuing in 2014. And we have a lot of projects happening this year. Residents, and people visiting Holyoke, have been noticing the changes in the city.”  Added Marcos Marrero, Holyoke’s planning director, “where 2012 was a big year for planning, and in 2013 we took steps to bring things to fruition, we’ll actually see that fruition in 2014.”

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      Mentions:   Holyoke   Alex Morse

    18. Community Spotlight: Amherst | BusinessWest

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      Community Spotlight: Amherst | BusinessWest

      Optimism for such a development stems in large part from the emergence of new programs and tens of millions of dollars in research projects at the university, said Maroulis, who pointed specifically to the new, $157 million Life Science Laboratories, part of the Mass. Life Sciences Center (MLSC), and one of many potential catalysts for economic development in the town.  Through the MLSC, the Commonwealth is investing $1 billion over 10 years in the growth of the state’s life-sciences supercluster. At UMass Amherst, the MLSC includes such facilities as the Biosensors and Big Data Center, the Healthcare Informatics and ...

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      Mentions:   Amherst   John Musante

    19. University of Massachusetts student trustees seek freeze on tuition and fees

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      University of Massachusetts student trustees seek freeze on tuition and fees

      Currently, the five UMass campuses receive a combined $479 million in state funding, a $40 million increase over last year and the largest hike in school history.  For the coming year, the $519 million proposed by the trustees would be enough to avoid tuition and fee increases and achieve an equal split between state funding and student fees.  The so-called 50-50 split is a goal of student leaders, who say too much of the university’s financial burden is placed on them and their families, according to trustees Megan Kingston, UMass Amherst; Nolan O’Brien, UMass Boston; Colin Murphy ...

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    20. Mount Holyoke College President Lynn Pasquerella attends White House summit on increasing college opportunity for low-income students

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      Mount Holyoke College President Lynn Pasquerella attends White House summit on increasing college opportunity for low-income students

      Lynn Pasquerella, president of Mount Holyoke College, was one of 85 college presidents who attended a White House summit on Thursday to discuss increasing college opportunity for low-income and disadvantaged students. Pasquerella said the White House was interested in hearing the ideas of college presidents to increase college affordability to low-income students.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Mount Holyoke College   Holyoke

    21. American International College's 74th annual Model Congress produces new crop of future politicians

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      American International College's 74th annual Model Congress produces new crop of future politicians

      Hosted by American International College, Model Congress, the longest running event of its kind in the country, is designed to give high school students the opportunity to engage in the legislative process and spark interest in governmental procedure. Participants write, amend, debate and vote on legislation during the three-day competition, many of which closely resemble bills currently before the U.S. Congress.

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      Mentions:   American International College   Springfield

    22. Springfield Technical Community College names Allison Chen manager of Great Ideas program

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      Springfield Technical Community College names Allison Chen manager of Great Ideas program

      Chen brings her experience in business analysis, customer experience and satisfaction planning, and service delivery with her to the community college. She was previously employed by Fidelity Investments in Smithfield, R.I. In her new position, Chen serves as manager of Great Ideas, a “Voice of the Associate” program implemented at the college in 2011 to better serve the campus community. College employees meet weekly to identify programs or opportunities throughout the campus and assist with creating solutions to providing outstanding service to students. Great Ideas at STCC has implemented over 1,500 employee ideas with a projected cost savings ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    23. At Springfield's Renaissance School, students march toward college

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      At Springfield's Renaissance School, students march toward college

      On a blustery December morning, Springfield Renaissance School’s senior and freshman classes marched out the front door, crossed Carew Street and followed the sidewalk to a mailbox on St. James Avenue. One by one, the seniors stepped up and mailed their college applications as the underclassmen hooted and cheered.  “That’s seven years of work,” said 18-year-old Connor Gadbois, the first to drop his envelope in the box.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield Renaissance School   Springfield

    24. Springfield's Putnam Vocational Technical Academy staff, students take pride in new school, student achievement

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      Springfield's Putnam Vocational Technical Academy staff, students take pride in new school, student achievement

      In the span of just four years, Putnam has transformed from a school with serious discipline problems and struggling academic performance to a school with dramatically improved behavior and rising test scores and graduation rates, said Principal Gilbert E. Traverso. His sentiment were echoed by many others during recent visits to the school by The Republican/MassLive.com. Traverso and others raved about their new, $114 million school that opened in August 2012 on State Street, replacing the adjacent, deteriorated building. The former school was subsequently demolished.

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      Mentions:   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield   The Republican

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