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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.


    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.


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.


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.

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