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THE DEGREE GAP | Education report highlights looming degree gap in Massachusetts - The Bolton Common
6/30/16 - With demographic factors and an aging population impacting the Massachusetts economy, the state’s public colleges and universities will have an important role in developing the workforce of the future, education and industry leaders said June 8.
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CAMPUS SAFETY | Alisa Chapman of Middlesex Community College helps update campus safety protocol - Bedford Minuteman
6/27/16 - The risk of active shooters and sexual assaults on college campuses has been widely discussed around the country, and local education officials are working on what steps to take prior to a new school year.
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MIDDLESEX CC / UMASS LOWELL | Lowell education heads talk the future - Lowell Sun Online
7/1/16 - Last year, for the first time in recent history, all three educational institutions in the city -- the heads of UMass Lowell, Middlesex Community College and Lowell public schools -- saw turnover in their top position. Together, Jacqueline Moloney, James Mabry and Salah Khelfaoui face challenges of educating students at a time when public funding is as stretched thin as ever, and competition in higher education is fierce.
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BRIDGEWATER STATE U | Bridgewater State's aviation program flying high with agreement with Cape Air - Aviation Pros
6/30/16 - As the demand grows for more pilots, Bridgewater State University officials said they are proud to extend their partnership with Cape Air that allow their students better job opportunities.
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UMASS SYSTEM | UMass chief giving $4M campaign fund to education foundation - Boston.com
6/30/16 - Former U.S. Rep. Marty Meehan is closing his congressional campaign committee and donating its remaining $4 million to an educational foundation.
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UMASS SYSTEM | UMass tries to make best with modest state funding - The Boston Globe
6/30/16 - In early June, University of Massachusetts trustees decided to wait for a new state budget before voting on increases to student tuition and fees. On Thursday, lawmakers approved a budget plan that increased funding for the university by just 1 percent, drawing a measured response from UMass officials.
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BERKSHIRE CC / MCLA | MCLA, BCC Offer Summer Program to Aid Transition to College - iBerkshires.com
6/29/16 - Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and Berkshire Community College, in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education and the Berkshire County Regional Employment Board, will offer the first MCLA/BCC Dual Enrollment: Summer 2016 Academy from July 6 through Aug. 5, to provide an intensive college readiness experience to local, newly graduated high school students.
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NORTHERN ESSEX CC | Open Up: This Won't Hurt a Bit - New England Journal of Higher Education
6/28/16 - It was the first day of class at Northern Essex Community College (NECC) and a student in professor Mike Cross’s “Introduction to Organic & Biochemistry” class asked, “So, what about the textbook?” Another student responded, “Didn’t you read the syllabus? There isn’t a textbook. It’s free. It’s online.” The class erupted in cheers.
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UMASS MEDICAL | Medical schools expand training to curb painkiller abuse - Boston Herald
6/28/16 - The interaction was all staged, with the patient played by an actor and the doctor played by a medical student last month. The exercise was part of a daylong boot camp at the University of Massachusetts Medical School designed to help physicians in training identify and fight opioid abuse.
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MASSBAY CC | Sanofi Genzyme gives $37,000 to MassBay STEM partnership - MetroWest Daily News
6/27/16 - In an effort to boost STEM at MassBay Community College, Sanofi Genzyme donated $37,000 to the school’s mentor partnership program.
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MCLA | MCLA Professor Joins WGBH, NASA in STEM Education Effort - iBerkshires.com
6/27/16 - Dr. Nick Stroud, associate professor of technology and science education at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, is part of a $10 million effort titled “Bring the Universe to America’s Classroom,” that will develop new resources for teaching science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to students across the country.
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GREENFIELD CC | 28 awarded LPN degrees at Greenfield Community College - The Recorder
6/24/16 - Twenty-eight students from Greenfield Community College’s Practical Nursing Certificate Program graduated Friday in a late afternoon ceremony in the Cohn Family Dining Commons on the main campus.
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HIGHER ED TRENDS | New Rules Proposed for Workforce Training - Inside Higher Ed
7/1/16 - The U.S. Departments of Labor and Education released the final rules Thursday for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act in an effort to expand job growth.
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HIGHER ED TRENDS | Study finds few students cheat the system with digital homework questions - Inside Higher Ed
7/1/16 - Even if they could cheat without being penalized, most students will take an honest stab at homework questions, study finds.
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HIGHER ED TRENDS | Still questioning whether college is worth it? Read this. - The Washington Post
7/1/16 - Researchers at the center found that out of the 11.6 million jobs created in the post-recession economy, 11.5 million went to people with at least some college education. Of those jobs, 8.4 million went to workers with a bachelor’s degree or higher. People with a high school diploma or less education landed 80,000 jobs in the recovery, the report said.
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HIGHER ED TRENDS | Universities try new ways to reach recent graduates, especially those with debt - Inside Higher Ed
6/30/16 - Colleges expand efforts to raise money from recent graduates. But a Northeastern campaign that was widely mocked online shows that raising money from those repaying student loans isn't easy.
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HIGHER ED TRENDS | Adjunct professorships hurt students and educators alike. Is it time to abandon tenure? - Salon.com
6/30/16 - Our research on the changing profile of university faculty shows that while the university enterprise has transformed dramatically in the last hundred years, the tenure employment model remains largely unchanged. So, has the tenure model become outdated? And if so, is it time to eliminate it altogether?
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HIGHER ED TRENDS | Nearly 1 Million Community-College Students Lack Access to Federal Student Loans – The Chronicle of Higher Education
6/29/16 - Nine percent of community-college students, or nearly one million people, attend institutions that don’t participate in the federal student-loan program, according to a study released on Wednesday by the Institute for College Access and Success.
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HIGHER ED TRENDS | Community college students are filling the rolls at four-year institutions - The Washington Post
6/28/16 - Public colleges and universities are drawing a large percentage of their students from community colleges, where nearly two-thirds of students transfer to a four-year institution, according to a report released Tuesday but the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.
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K-12 TRENDS | State tells schools to prepare for computer-based MCAS next year - telegram.com
6/29/16 - Told by the state that their students will have to start taking its new standardized test on a computer next year, school districts in the region are cautiously optimistic they have the technology in place to comply.
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