Education

1st Woman To Lead UMass Lowell Confirmed By Trustees

August 3, 2015

Hailed as “someone with skills to take UMass Lowell to the next level,” the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees on Monday unanimously appointed Jacqueline Moloney chancellor of the Lowell university.

Mass. Lawmakers Move To Restore Budget Items Vetoed By Baker

July 30, 2015
The Massachusetts State House is seen on April 30, 2015. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The budget items restored by legislators include funds for full-day kindergarten programs and for the University of Massachusetts system.

MIT Submits Proposal For $1.2 Billion Kendall Square Development

July 29, 2015

The proposal calls for six new buildings on university-owned parking lots.

Executive Vice Chancellor Jacqueline Moloney Named Sole Finalist For UMass Lowell Chancellorship

July 28, 2015

A nationwide search for the new chancellor of the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, has ended, with UMass Lowell’s executive vice chancellor and alumna Jacqueline Moloney recommended for the promotion.

Meehan Seeks To Restore Vetoed UMass Money

July 27, 2015

Gov. Charlie Baker sliced $5.2 million from the university’s budget to $526 million, saying it should find savings elsewhere.

For 2 Key Iran Deal Negotiators, MIT Experiences Created A Helpful Connection

July 27, 2015
US Secretary of State John Kerry, second left, meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, second right, for a new round of nuclear negotiations on Monday, March 2, 2015, in Montreux, Switzerland. From left, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, Kerry, Zarif, and Dr. Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization. (Evan Vucci/AP)

U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, both spent time at MIT — one as a student and the other as an instructor.

Education Secretary Responds To New ‘No Child Left Behind’ Bills

July 22, 2015
Education Secretary Arne Duncan is pictured in Washington, Jan. 17, 2013. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)

After several failed attempts, the House and the Senate have passed their own bills to revise U.S. education policy.

Parents Paying More Out Of Pocket For College Tuition

July 20, 2015
College savings (TaxCredits.net via Flickr)

A new study finds that for the first time since 2010, parent income and savings comprised the largest share of college costs.

Committee OKs Bill That Aims To Screen Students For Substance Abuse

July 16, 2015
Prevention of Cruelty to Children CEO Mary McGeown speaks at the launch of the Addiction Free Futures Project Thursday. (State House News Service)

The Mental Health and Substance Abuse Committee heard testimony Thursday afternoon in support of a bill that would screen for substance abuse in schools before reporting the bill favorably.

GI Bill Funding 2,000 Unaccredited Schools For Veterans

July 15, 2015
Terrance O'Neil, a former Staff Sgt. in the Marines,stands outside of his RV at a Trailer park aboard Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, Calif. on Dec. 2, 2014. O'Neil was unexpectedly kicked out of Vitality College of Healing Arts and used his GI Bill money which was not refunded. (Sandy Huffaker for Reveal)

A new report by Reveal found that 2,000 schools receiving taxpayer dollars are not accredited and often don’t lead to employment.

Within His First 100 Days, Boston School Chief To Prioritize Narrowing Achievement Gap

July 15, 2015
Boston Superintendent Tommy Chang listens to the Boston International High School headmaster Nicole Bahnam at a meeting earlier this year. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Boston Superintendent Tommy Chang will lay out his initial plans for the beginning of the upcoming school year during his first meeting with the Boston School Committee Wednesday night.

Slew Of Mass. Criminal Justice Reform Proposals Teed Up For Debate

July 14, 2015
The Massachusetts State House is seen on April 30, 2015. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Especially emotional State House testimony is expected on a plan to decriminalize some student behavior in schools.

Amherst College Works To Improve How It Deals With Sexual Assault On Campus

July 14, 2015

Amherst College President Carolyn “Biddy” Martin, appointed in 2011, has spent much of her tenure reshaping the college’s approach to preventing sexual assault. She recently organized a public discussion of a provocative documentary, “The Hunting Ground,” that accuses colleges of not taking sexual assault seriously.

Camp Teaches Teens To Solve Cyber Crimes

July 13, 2015
Douglas Marr and Marisa Gallegon solve crimes using forensic computer software at Norwich University, one of about 40 cyber camps funded nationwide by the National Science Foundation and the National Security Agency. (Mark Collier/Norwich University)

The “gen-cyber” camps are run by the National Security Agency, which is hoping to train the next generation of cybersecurity experts.

Walsh, Chang Aim To Boost Enrollment In Boston’s Summer Learning Programs

July 13, 2015

More than 6,500 students are signed up to participate in the city’s 78 summer learning programs this year.

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