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     During the last 10 years, more than $600 million has been spent on building renovation projects in the largest public school system in western Massachusetts.

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    It is the first day of the new academic year in the second-largest public school district in Massachusetts.  25,000 students returned to classes today in Springfield.

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Students will begin classes on August 28th in the second-largest school district in Massachusetts after what officials described as a “summer blitz” of construction.

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As the school year ends, construction continues on the new Mount Greylock Regional School building in Williamstown, Massachusetts. 

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State Treasurer and Chair of the Massachusetts School Building Authority Deborah Goldberg recently released the results of a workforce needs study in the Bay State. The report, conducted in partnership with Northeastern University’s Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban Regional Policy, finds that there will be roughly 1 million job openings in Massachusetts over the next seven years. More than 60 percent of those jobs will require less than a bachelor’s degree and one-third can be filled by those with a high school diploma.

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Massachusetts is making a financial commitment to equip the state’s public schools with state-of-the-art science labs. The initiative comes as schools stress a curriculum heavy with science, technology, engineering and math, which is collectively called STEM.

A new three-story science wing with 12 new laboratories, multi-purpose preparation rooms, cutting-edge classrooms, and a greenhouse was dedicated Thursday at Springfield Central High School. The new wing cost $32 million. The Massachusetts School Building Authority covered 80 percent of the cost, or $25.6 million.

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State and local officials marked the launch of a $30 million renovation at a heavily-debated school in North Adams.