A series of federal grants aimed at supporting additional learning time have been awarded to schools and other education organizations across Massachusetts. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…
The 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant program, or CCLC, was created in 2001 through the Federal No Child Left Behind Act. And very recently, winners in Massachusetts were announced to use award money to increase learning time, in an effort to improve student achievement.
Virtual Schools primarily teach students in online classrooms. And while many traditional schools use online teaching materials to broaden instruction, a virtual school usually operates for students unable to attend a regular school.
A series of state-funded grants recently announced by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick aims to create hundreds of jobs and train thousands of workers in the Commonwealth. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…
Announced by the Patrick-Murray Administration, the wave of grants through the Workforce Training Fund aims to boost the Massachusetts economy by providing job training to over 6,300 workers, and producing an estimated 682 jobs. The $6.8 million is being divided among 87 companies in a variety of fields across the Commonwealth.
Governor of Massachusetts Deval Patrick yesterday signed a bill into law that would provide housing rights and protections for victims of violence and domestic abuse. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard has more…
Yesterday, the Governor joined state officials, advocates, and Lt. Gov. Tim Murray in signing “An Act Relative to Housing Rights for Victims of Domestic Violence, Rape, Sexual Assalut, and Stalking.” The bill, which was first introduced 2005, expands housing rights for victims of abuse.
A bill that would provide funding for the removal and replacement of aging dams across Massachusetts has passed the state legislature and is now awaiting final approval by Governor Deval Patrick. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas reports…
Advocates from a variety of backgrounds including those representing cities and towns, conservationists, and public safety are now awaiting Gov. Patrick’s signature on a bill that would create a special fund to remove, replace, and remediate aging infrastructure from interior to coastal Massachusetts.
Massachusetts already has some of the nation's toughest gun laws, but legislative leaders see room for improvement.
House Speaker Robert DeLeo on Wednesday asked Jack McDevitt, an associate dean at Northeastern University, to lead a special commission on gun violence, with a possible focus on keeping guns out of the hands of the mentally ill.
Connecticut’s Public Health Department says reports of wrong-site surgeries in state hospitals increased by 62 percent last year, while the number of patient deaths or disabilities resulting from surgery or falls also rose.
The report that covers 2011 also says reports of patients suffering from serious pressure ulcers — or bed sores — declined 39 percent.
The Adverse Event Report says reports of patients who had surgery performed on the wrong body part increased from eight in 2010 to 13 last year.