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Endowments for Central Mass. colleges surged in 2013-14

Carol McDonald |

For colleges in Central Massachusetts and around the country, the 2013-2014 academic year put the recession in the rear-view mirror.

Study: Mass. among best for hiring college grads


Massachusetts is one of three states that provide college graduates with the highest likelihood of landing jobs, according to a report out of Georgetown University.

Becker names director of new data science program

Brittany Lopriore |

Becker College's new data science degree program hired Feyzi R. Bagirov of Boston, naming him founding director of the program, the college said Thursday in a statement.

Teacher survey finds support for PARCC over MCAS


A group of Massachusetts teachers told the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education Tuesday that the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test outperforms the MCAS...

Gabrieli, Harrity tapped for board


Education reformer and former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chris Gabrieli has been tapped by Gov. Charlie Baker to chair the Board of Higher Education replacing Charles Desmond. Baker on...

Baker's first budget helps chart course for more growth

When a new governor takes office, the first budget offers a clear picture of the spending priorities and focal points of the new administration.

Four years of higher education in Central Mass. for $30K

Carol McDonald |

Four public institutions of higher education in Central Massachusetts are collaborating to guarantee qualifying students four years of post-secondary schooling for $30,000.

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...

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