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Mass. schools not keeping pace with needs of our economy

ANDRE MAYER Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Massachusetts companies need workers with the right skills who can help them succeed in a rapidly changing global economy. But that goal remains at risk because our education system is not keeping...

Business group: Switching out of MCAS will better prepare future workers

Carol McDonald |

For years, MCAS was the assessment test that ruled Massachusetts schools. But when it comes to real-world skills, it's not measuring up, said a recent report from the Massachusetts Business Alliance...

Business group says MCAS fails test

State House News Service |

A statewide business organization says the MCAS test does not adequately assess whether a high school student is ready for college or a career, primarily because the content of the test required for...

Applewild School names new leader

The Applewild School Board of Trustees has selected an Ohio school administrator as the Fitchburg school’s new head of school, following a unanimous recommendation from the school’s...

WPI expanding ties in Panama

Worcester Polytechnic Institute is expanding its reach in Panama and offering more learning experiences for its students in the Central American republic, the school announced Monday.

College expansion projects seen as boosts to Worcester neighborhoods

Sam Bonacci |

Amid a growing need for more space and facilities, Worcester's colleges have undertaken multi-million-dollar projects that are lifting up individual neighborhoods in the city.

On the surface, community colleges like Obama plan for free education

Carol McDonald |

Money isn't the only barrier preventing some from going to college. But taxpayers can build an open gate through that barrier.

Despite challenges, Clark poll reveals optimism among today's adults

Emily Micucci |

A recent Clark University poll revealed somewhat surprising results about today's 20- and 30-somethings' take on life: They're largely content and optimistic about the future.

Anna Maria launches new grad program

Anna Maria College will offer a new master’s degree program in health emergency management, citing a high demand for the skills to respond to both natural and man-made disasters, the Paxton...

Quad/Graphics hopes for transformation through $260M Courier deal

Emily Micucci |

In its quest to run a publishing business based on a “zero-inventory model” that prints products on demand, Wisconsin-based printing giant Quad/Graphics Inc. plans to scoop up...

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