1. Articles in category: Education

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    1. Elms College dedicates new Center for Natural and Health Sciences

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      Elms College dedicates new Center for Natural and Health Sciences

      The new facility was financed with $12 million in New Markets Tax Credit financing from Massachusetts Housing Investment Corp., with PeoplesBank and United Bank as investors. Financing for the project also came from a capital campaign and from tax-exempt bond proceeds lent to Elms College by a consortium of local banks, led by Chicopee Savings Bank.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee   Chicopee Savings Bank   Elms College

    2. UMass Women in Engineering & Computing Career Day gets high school girls interested in science

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      UMass Women in Engineering & Computing Career Day gets high school girls interested in science

      Music to ears of the organizers behind the Women in Engineering & Computing Career Day, a program designed to open the eyes of high school girls to the opportunities in the scientific careers. In its 20th year, the event drew more than 300 girls along with counselors and teachers from high schools all over the state including, but not limited to, schools in Springfield, Westfield, Chicopee and Amherst in addition to Holyoke and Belchertown. Girls need role models in these careers, said Paula Rees, who holds an engineering doctorate and serves as director of the diversity programs office in the UMass ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Raytheon   Springfield

    3. Springfield school district, volunteers and United Way discuss 'stay in school' initiative on WGBY's 'Connecting Point'

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      Springfield school district, volunteers and United Way discuss 'stay in school' initiative on WGBY's 'Connecting Point'

      President and Chief Executive Officer of the United Way of Pioneer Valley Dora Robinson, Springfield School District's Patricia Spradley and Executive Director for Springfield School Volunteers Denise Cogman discuss Springfield's "Stay in School" initiative in an interview with Aliz Koletas, of WGBY's Connecting Point.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    4. University of Massachusetts' Innovation Challenge to hold fall MinutePitch

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      University of Massachusetts' Innovation Challenge to hold fall MinutePitch

      On Tuesday, the University of Massachusetts’ Innovation Challenge will hold its fall MinutePitch in the Flavin Auditorium at the Isenberg School of Management. The Innovation Challenge is designed to connect students of business and engineering with each other — and with donors from the private sector to develop products and ideas of the students’ design. The fall MinutePitch is one of four segments of the Innovation Challenge which are open to the public.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   The Republican

    5. STCC Celebrates Expansion of Mechanical Engineering Tech. Building

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      STCC Celebrates Expansion of Mechanical Engineering Tech. Building

      Some big things are happening in the technology program at Springfield Technical Community College. STCC is expanding its mechanical engineering technology building and that means more good paying jobs in the precision manufacturing field. Massachusetts Housing and Economic Development Secretary Greg Bialecki joined local officials in cutting the ribbon for the expansion of the mechanical engineering technology, or MET, program at STCC.

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      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    6. Women Business Owners Gather in South Hadley

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      Women Business Owners Gather in South Hadley

      Dianne Fuller Doherty, Regional Director of the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center, explains, “We’re really focusing on how marketing is going mobile. More than 60 percent of web searches are done on smartphones. That is a fast change even from five years ago. For us to keep up, even a little a head of the curve, we are listening to these very smart, confident women tell us how to evolve with technology.”

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      Mentions:   Mount Holyoke College   Holyoke   United Bank

    7. Big Y Education Express keeps chugging to deliver Western Massachusetts school supplies

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      Big Y Education Express keeps chugging to deliver Western Massachusetts school supplies

      “Big Y has long been dedicated to the education of the children in the communities we serve,” said Michele D’Amour, education partnership administrator. “The Education Express Program enables us to harness the power of our community and our shoppers to provide our local schools with the tools necessary to help educate tomorrow’s leaders.”

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Springfield

    8. Smith College inaugurates Kathleen McCartney as 11th president

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      Smith College inaugurates Kathleen McCartney as 11th president

      She spoke about Smith College’s environment for growth and understanding, underscoring the need to continue the struggle for women’s equality.

      “We will continue to work for women’s full equality,” McCartney said. “We don’t yet live in a post-gendered world” but “there has been great progress.”

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      Mentions:   Smith College   Northampton

    9. Spfld expo helps Latino-owned businesses

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (Oct 19 2013)

      For the past six years the Massachusetts Latino Chamber of Commerce has sponsored a Latino Expo in Springfield.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Massachusetts Latino Chamber of Commerce

    10. Elms College dedicates new lab building

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (Oct 18 2013)

      Elms College dedicates new lab building

      Elms College is getting ready to open their new Center for Natural and Health Sciences. The 22,000 square foot building has a research laboratory, multiple lecture halls and several other labs for biology, chemistry and nursing students.

      School officials told 22News the new facility will better prepare their students for careers in nursing, science and computer information technology.

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Chicopee   Elms College

    11. Springfield's Mary Dryden Veterans Memorial School celebrates 5th graders taking 1st place in state for MCAS math scores

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      Springfield's Mary Dryden Veterans Memorial School celebrates 5th graders taking 1st place in state for MCAS math scores

      The "City of Firsts" nailed another notable achievement recently as the 5th grade class at Mary Dryden Veterans Memorial School in Springfield has ranked the best in Massachusetts in the math MCAS.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    12. Smith College to formally inaugurate new president Kathleen McCartney

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      Smith College to formally inaugurate new president Kathleen McCartney

      McCartney, most recently Harvard’s Graduate School Dean of Education, will be ceremonially installed as Smith’s 11th president amid much pomp and circumstance at 3 p.m. at the college’s indoor track and tennis facility. McCartney officially took over the post July 1 from Carol T. Christ, who stepped down after serving as Smith's president since 2002.

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      Mentions:   Smith College   Carol T. Christ   Northampton

    13. Dean Tech's $5.7 million upgrade in Holyoke showcased during state treasurer's visit to Western Massachusetts

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      Dean Tech's $5.7 million upgrade in Holyoke showcased during state treasurer's visit to Western Massachusetts

      State Treasurer Steven Grossman and authority Executive Director Jack McCarthy were among officials at Dean. They saw equipment that included science experiment stations for students equipped with gas and water, ventilation systems and cabinets of goggles, fire extinguishers and other safety supplies.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke

    14. Evan Dobelle, president of Westfield State University, placed on administrative leave amid controversy over spending practices

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      Evan Dobelle, president of Westfield State University, placed on administrative leave amid controversy over spending practices

      WESTFIELD – Westfield State University President Evan Dobelle was placed on administrative leave pending an investigation of his spending practices at the university. An announcement was made around 12:30 a.m. Thursday following a marathon session of the Board of Trustees...

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      Mentions:   Westfield State University   Springfield   Westfield

    15. TEDx Springfield event to bring speakers focused on innovation to city

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      TEDx Springfield event to bring speakers focused on innovation to city

      In the spirit of the presenting ideas worth spreading, the independently organized TEDx Springfield event scheduled Friday is aiming to enlighten with nearly 20 diverse speakers talking about the nature of innovation.

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      Mentions:   Springfield College   MassMutual   Springfield Renaissance School

    16. UMass plan for Springfield to be unveiled in about a month, university president Robert Caret says

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      UMass plan for Springfield to be unveiled in about a month, university president Robert Caret says

      Solid plans for a University of Massachusetts satellite campus in downtown Springfield, plans including a specific location and an outline of the course and degree offerings and how the facility would be funded, should be out in about four weeks, university president Robert L. Caret told reporters Tuesday on a visit to Springfield Technical Community College.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College   Springfield Technical Community College

    17. Annual UMass bus tour with President Robert Caret rolls into Springfield, Hadley before heading east

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      Annual UMass bus tour with President Robert Caret rolls into Springfield, Hadley before heading east

      University of Massachusetts President Robert L. Caret is again embarking on a mobile listening tour to hear from community leaders while simultaneously trumpeting what he believes is the vital statewide role played by the five-campus public school system. Caret and Henry M. Thomas III, chairman of the university's board of trustees, will be joined by other UMass administrators during what has become an annual cross-state bus tour, which begins Tuesday with stops in Springfield and Hadley. The taking-it-to-the-streets tactic was launched two years ago by Caret, who uses the face-to-face meetings with mayors and community and business leaders to ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    18. Editorial: Springfield schools see boost in test scores, morale

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      Editorial: Springfield schools see boost in test scores, morale

      We believe that there are greater things to come as Danny Warwick begins his second full year on the job. His leadership and willingness to try new approaches in an effort to raise the bar for Springfield students is the breath of fresh air the city schools need.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield   Dan Warwick

    19. Setting a Course | BusinessWest

      Explore BusinessWest (Oct 11 2013)

      Setting a Course | BusinessWest She told BusinessWest she was comfortable with the institution long before she actually toured it, and even well before her first two interviews for the position, the first via Skype and the second at a hotel at Bradley International Airport — although those sessions and her subsequent visit certainly reinforced her opinion.
      She liked the feel and the fit so much that she quickly terminated a quest for another college president’s position to focus all her energies on this one.
      The primary reason why is the culture that pervades the school, one summed up by its motto (“Spirit Mind Body ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield College   Springfield

    20. Springfield Technical Community College and Holyoke Community College sign articulation agreement

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      Springfield Technical Community College and Holyoke Community College sign articulation agreement

      Springfield Technical Community College and Holyoke Community College signed an articulation agreement recently which will benefit students transferring from Holyoke’s medical billing certificate program to Springfield’s medical coding and billing specialist associate degree program.
      Under this agreement, credits completed in Holyoke’s medical billing certificate program will transfer to the Springfield program, allowing students who may have initially decided to complete the certificate program to transfer seamlessly to a degree program.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    21. Bay Path College begins cyber security program

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      Bay Path College begins cyber security program

      Bay Path is hosting a Cybersecurity summit 7:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11 at the Blake Student Commons on campus. it is free and co-sponsored by the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts. More information is available at www.graduate.baypath.edu.

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      Mentions:   Bay Path College

    22. Springfield Schools Superintendent Daniel Warwick touts students' gains in academics, attendance, behavior

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      Springfield Schools Superintendent Daniel Warwick touts students' gains in academics, attendance, behavior

      Superintendent of Schools Daniel J. Warwick unveiled his annual report on the state of the public school system on Thursday, saying the statistics show significant improvements in academic achievement, attendance and behavior. “We feel the data proves we are moving in the right direction in every area,” Warwick said. “I think it speaks to the forward momentum of the school system. We are working very hard to execute our strategic plan and we will continue to move the school system forward.”

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield

    23. Federal Rural Development program awards $10.6 million loan to Chinese charter school in Hadley

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      Federal Rural Development program awards $10.6 million loan to Chinese charter school in Hadley

      The Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School has secured a $10.6 million loan from the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development program to build a four-story addition that will double the size of the existing building.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Amherst   Chicopee

    24. Manufacturing the focus of Franklin County Technical School center | masslive

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      Manufacturing the focus of Franklin County Technical School center | masslive

      The old manufacturing technology center at Franklin County Technical School looked like the kind of workshop that would have laid off the grandfather of today's high school students 30 years ago.  It was manual, hand-adjusted technology with oil and dirt, said Valley Steel Stamp owner Steve Capshaw, who spearheaded the $717,000 renovation, updating and re-equipping the program in an effort to help his industry grow by providing more qualified workers for his business and others in the valley.

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