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    1. The brain gain -- Retaining our precious talent - Mass High Tech Business News

      The brain gain -- Retaining our precious talent - Mass High Tech Business News
      Economic growth and its resulting jobs are driven by innovation. Innovation comes from talented people. Last year, CNBC named Massachusetts the No. 1 state in education and No. 2 in access to capital. We must work together and do everything possible to earn the No. 1 spot in retaining talent as well. Our success, and the future success of the ...
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    2. Class in Student Leadership in Asset Management program get hard life lesson in unpredictable stock market

      Class in Student Leadership in Asset Management program get hard life lesson in unpredictable stock market
      The Student Leadership and Asset Management program brought together 21 local students, some are college students and some are at the Springfield High School for Science and Technology. David J. Callahan, chairman and CEO of Palmer Paving, founded the program with a $150,000 donation to provide summer jobs for area youth.
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    3. New charter schools proposed for Springfield, Holyoke

      New charter schools proposed for Springfield, Holyoke
      Two proposals are for schools in Springfield and a third would be focused in Holyoke but draw students from West Springfield, Chicopee, Westfield, South Hadley and Northampton. Organizers of the Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School, to be based in Holyoke, and the Springfield Preparatory Charter School had submitted proposals last year. Both made it through several levels of the selection process but were not granted charters. The third proposal for the Baystate Academy Charter School in Springfield is new.
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    4. Pre-College Summer Design Academy at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst helps high school students 'design' future careers

      Pre-College Summer Design Academy at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst helps high school students 'design' future careers
      Caryn J. Brause, director of the Pre-College Summer Design Academy, started the program in 2010 to help high school students with an interest in design. She had an interest in design from an early age, but without specific programs related to the field, she spent time in the shop wing of her high school doing mechanical drawing. She hopes that by exposing students to designing furniture, rooms, buildings and landscapes, they will find something that sparks their interest whether it relates to architecture or other design fields.
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    5. Business leaders in Massachusetts convene on ways to improve early education

      Business leaders in Massachusetts convene on ways to improve early education
      "When we are investing in our children, it is risk-free with a guaranteed yield," said George Burtch of Ludlow, a vice president with Hasbro Inc., a toy and game company with a manufacturing facility in East Longmeadow. Burtch was among about 14 people from the Springfield area to attend the 2011 National Business Leader Summit on Early Childhood Investment at the Boston Harbor Hotel.
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    6. Cleantech industry gets jolt of energy from student interns

      Cleantech industry gets jolt of energy from student interns
      A world-class workforce is one of the most important advantages that Massachusetts has in the competition to grow a clean energy industry that can attract investment, build successful companies and create jobs. Central to the development of that workforce is the involvement of students and young people, who are the key to the long-term future of our sector.
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    7. Regional Report: New England's Strong Educational Infrastructure Fosters Growth

      Communities throughout New England are leveraging that vital resource, i.e., an educated work force, as a means to attract and grow their base of innovative businesses. Case in point is the “Knowledge Corridor,” a term often used to refer to the Hartford, Conn.-Springfield, Mass. metropolitan area. The MSA is home to 1.9 million residents and 120,000 higher education students taking courses at some 32 different colleges and universities based in the area.
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    8. Tool Suite to Advance Cyber Security and Computer Systems Training and Education

      BlueRISC, a leader in advanced systems for cyber-security, makes its WindowsSCOPE Pro 1.0 (http://www.windowsscope.com) computer analysis toolkit available for the educational sector. The WindowsSCOPE software is the most sophisticated and complete platform to learn about operating systems internals, understand core concepts in computers syste...
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    9. Baystate Medical Center Begins Registration for "Mini-Medical School"; Fall 2011 Semester

      Baystate Medical Center Begins Registration for "Mini-Medical School"; Fall 2011 Semester
      Area grammar and high schools aren’t the only academic institutions opening their doors once again in September. Baystate Medical Center’s Mini-Medical School – which begins its fall session on Sept. 15 – is now accepting registrations for the eight-week health education series.
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    10. Boston Fed: Recovery left midsize New England cities behind | Boston Business Journal

      Some midsize New England cities with healthcare industry presence draw a relatively high percentage of their jobs from such facilities, Rosengren said, citing Providence, R.I., New Haven, Conn., greater Hartford, Conn., and Springfield, Mass. “As we think about future developments in our mid-sized cities, it is important that leaders at commun...
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    11. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick signs $30.6 billion state budget

      Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick signs $30.6 billion state budget
      BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick on Monday signed a $30.6 billion budget for this fiscal year that includes a provision expected to negate a $65 million, or 7 percent, cut in unrestricted state aid to cities and towns. During a press conference in his Statehouse office, Patrick said he made no vetoes to line items in the budget, or the first time since 1990 that a governor has approved a budget with no vetoes to spending items.
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    12. Outgoing UMass President Jack Wilson wins praise for boosting university's stature

      Outgoing UMass President Jack Wilson wins praise for boosting university's stature
      Jack M. Wilson has ended his eight-year tenure as president of the University of Massachusetts with the flagship Amherst campus marking great strides in research and building, but mired in controversy over its chancellor and stifled by the state’s economic crisis.
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