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Article on changes Boston Public Schools has made to the way English Language Learners are assigned to schools and classrooms mentions a study by the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy and the Center for Collaborative Education that showed BPS cut the number of ELLs designated as Limited English Proficient dropping out of school from 12% to 6.6% from 2006 to 2009.
A woman waits for Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at a campaign event on April 11, 2012 in Hartford, Conn.
Kai Ryssdal: This is gonna be a pretty interesting election this fall. For a whole lot of reasons, obviously, one of which is that it's a race between a rich guy and a really rich guy. And what Americans will make of that.
We know how much the ...
BOSTON - A speaker of the House goes to prison for corruption - the third in a row convicted on federal charges. A state senator also goes away after a trial that showed her stuffing money into her bra. A series of indictments take down the former leadership of the state Probation Department.
And now, the former state treasurer and two aides face criminal charges for allegedly using Lottery advertising to tout his run for governor.
The common thread through this tapestry of seeming ...
For months after Kristina Ponischil was raped at a party in her off-campus apartment, her life at Western Washington University was hell.
Police wouldn't act, as often happens in college towns with "he said, she said" accounts of alcohol-influenced student encounters behind closed doors. Despite a restraining order, she kept running into her assailant on campus, prompting panic attacks.
Once, the man who'd raped her brushed up against Ponischil in the bookstore, then smirked.
"I was ...
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 21 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Massachusetts.
Acushnet Assigned Patent
ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 21 -- Acushnet, Fairhaven, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,157,675) developed by four co-inventors for a "golf ball with negative hardness gradient core." The co-inventors are Michael J. Sullivan, Barrington, R.I., Brian Comeau, Berkley, Mass., Douglas S. Goguen, New Bedford, ...
Article on the process of revising the town charter for Newburyport mentions that Stephen McGoldrick, deputy director of the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management, served as a consultant.
Article on the Performing Arts Department’s production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” that took place at UMass Boston over the weekend.
Assistant Professor of Management Suhaib Ruiz authored this article on whether there are lessons that public universities and colleges can learn from responses to the Occupy movements.
Article on the WUMB Radio Member Concert, held at UMass Boston last night featuring Nashville singer/songwriter Kate Campbell.
Indian-born Kamaljit Singh Bawa, a distinguished professor of biology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, has been elected a member of the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Bawa, founder and president of Bangalore based Ashoka Trust for Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), will join the academy Oct 6 with some of the worlds' most influential artists, scientists, scholars, authors and leaders. Besides sustainability expert Bawa others elected to the Academy in public ...