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MWCC, Fitchburg schools get $4.5M college readiness grant

Zachary Comeau |

Mount Wachusett Community College, with Fitchburg Public Schools, has received a $4.5-million federal grant to help more than 800 students navigate the path to college.

Assumption adding nursing bachelor's program

Grant Welker |

Assumption College in Worcester said Tuesday it has received pre-requisite approval from the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing for a bachelor's degree in nursing.

Anna Maria tops Central Mass. colleges for gender leadership

Grant Welker |

Anna Maria College in Paxton tops Central Massachusetts colleges when it comes to gender parity, according to a new report weighing how equally women are represented on campuses.

Educate your employees


Continuing education is key to remaining competitive in our rapidly changing economy. This applies not only to individuals, but businesses. An educated workforce is a huge asset in an industry.

Movers & Shakers

Eight Central Mass. businesspeople were on the move this issue.

Report details gender gap in higher education

State House News Service |

Women account for almost half of all provosts and more than half of deans at Massachusetts colleges and universities, but only 31 percent of the presidents and chancellors, according to a new report...

Catholic church seeks tenant for vacant $7.7M Framingham high school

The vacant Marian High School property has been listed for lease by the Catholic church.

At QCC, Baker announces new part-time student aid

Grant Welker |

Massachusetts will invest an additional $7.1 million in student aid, with a focus on part-time community college students, Gov. Charlie Baker said Monday at Quinsigamond Community College.

Column: When facing addiction, how communities can build resilience

Dr. Romas Buivydas |

The misuse of prescription opioids and heroin use is one of the most significant health threats today, but there are steps any community can take.

Health care price tool could be 'game changer'

A new state website designed for patients to compare health care provider prices launched earlier this year.

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