An unusually large public response is building to the first evidence of a biological basis for Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). Some say SPD impacts up to 13% of kids. Others say it doesn't exist as a distinct disorder. But tens of thousands are cl
The Edward J. Collins Jr. Center for Public Management at UMass Boston has selected the town of Ashland to be the latest participant in the center's Municipal Performance Management Program, which helps cities and towns analyze the work of their departments.
UMass Boston professor Paul Watanabe appeared on NECN to discuss Massachusetts senators Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey. Watanabe believes that Massachusetts' clout in the political arena has been "significantly reduced" since the two newly elected senators took office, but that their expertise on particular issues trumps their lack of seniority.
UMass Boston students Johanna LaFond and Andrew Pollock and Senior Associate Director of Financial Aid Services Alberta Cavanaugh are interviewed in this story about the true cost of Stafford federal education loans. Congress may be close to a deal to reverse a recent rate hike on Stafford loans, but the number is always in flux because rates are tied to the price of Treasury notes.
The fiscal 2014 state budget includes language that suggests another large funding increase for public higher education next summer, which would allow the UMass system to freeze tuition and fees for a second consecutive year.