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Auditor: Foster children need education support

GREENFIELD — A year ago the mayor petitioned the state auditor’s office to reimburse the city for the $710,000 it had to spend to educate the 47 foster care children living here, with no support from the state.  Mayor William Martin argued it was an unfunded mandate and the state …

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Auditor concerned that communication issues hurt foster children’s education

Foster children often bounce from school to school, suffer chronic absenteeism, experience disciplinary problems, and drop out more frequently than their peers. Yet poor communication between state child welfare administrators and local schools and conflicting regulations create significant hurdles and educational delays for abused and neglected children as they are …

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6 Entrepreneurial Student Teams to Compete for $60000 in Funding

Six teams of University of Virginia students, pitching business ventures as varied as cybersecurity services and a beach basketball game, will vie for the $50,000 Pike Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Beginning at 5 p.m. Monday in Newcomb Hall Theater, students will pitch their proposals to a panel of business …

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St. Thomas members organize sexual assault awareness exhibit

The ‘What Were You Wearing?’ exhibit was inspired by a similar one done at the University of Kansas. The exhibit was located in the Anderson Student Center’s Dorsey Commons. (Ahna Clark/TommieMedia) St. Thomas Justice and Peace Studies students and the Sexual Misconduct Office co-organized a sexual assault awareness exhibit called …

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Lessons to learn from the days before student loans

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet. College tuition was less than what today’s students pay for textbooks when Caron and Jack Knopoff attended Chicago’s Wright Junior College in the mid-1960s. Tuition at what is now Wilbur Wright College was $24 per credit hour, Caron Knopoff says. To cover …

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An arts degree could get graduates a job in the tech sector

After years of dire warnings about the limited value of their degree, liberal arts students are making a surprising discovery: Employers want them. It turns out their skills—including the ability to communicate, solve problems, think critically and collaborate—are in demand for many sectors, including finance and technology. Arts graduates still …

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Askwith Essentials: Rural Promise

Event details: Thursday, April 25, 2019 5:30–7 p.m. Longfellow Hall 13 Appian Way Cambridge, MA 02138 This event will be live-streamed: Rural education — and the distinct ne of rural students, educators, and families — has often taken a back seat in national conversations about improving education. But one size …

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