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CES Newsroom

You'll find an array of articles here about education industry news that spans local, state, and national coverage of interest. The articles are being fed from our CES Newsroom Blog, located at http://blog.collaborative.org. Only the most recent 10 articles are being shown below, to view additional articles, please visit our CES Newsroom Blog.

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CES Stories

February 24 2017

Doug stands at the large bin of red apples, pulling them out by handfuls to put in a large plastic bag. His work today is to fill bags of apples to a certain weight, so that they can be distributed by the Food Bank of Western MA. A tall young man with large hands, it doesn’t take long for Doug to fill, weigh, and close twelve bags, enough to fill a smaller box for transportation. This is one of two days each week that... Read More

February 17 2017
Alan, photo by Martha Maloney

Three-year old Alan reviews the game options on the shelf behind the seat his mother occupies at a local coffee shop. He brings Connect 4 to the table, and with minimal help from his mother, sets it up. Familiar with the game, he loads the pieces into the slots and talks to his mother about his progress.

Alan’s mother Erika, a native of Ecuador, moved to the United States four years ago... Read More

February 10 2017
Julia Levesque, Photo by Martha Maloney

Julia stops and smiles as she talks about her work with children as a counselor at a local summer camp. Julia recently completed her first year at Mount Tom Academy, transitioning to the program after a period of struggle. CES runs this alternative learning program for high school students from area schools who have not been successful in a traditional a high school setting.

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January 31 2017
Inge Kuhlka -  Photo by Martha Maloney

Inge Kuhlka moves throughout her 8th grade math class checking on her students, who are working collaboratively in small groups. A quick review of one group’s progress and a few words to another group keep the students focused on a sunny day. The students had completed standardized testing in the morning, so were more easily distracted after a morning of intense quiet; but Kuhlka... Read More

October 03 2016
Keynote speakers Pa'lante

The Collaborative for Educational Services (CES) will host the first annual Transforming Education for Social Justice conference on October 15th, 2016, at Holyoke Community College.

A goal of this conference is to connect and grow a local network of committed educators, students, and community members focusing on social justice and equity issues. Over the past few years, CES has been... Read More