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CES report outlines difficult truth about literacy issues

WINCHESTER - Last year, a report surfaced that alleged Winchester students struggled to read. In response, the district, through Superintendent Dr. Frank Hackett, reached out to the Collaborative for Educational Services, a Northampton-based non-profit, to pull back the curtain and do a deep dive into the district’s practices. Two members of the group appeared at a recent School Committee meeting to outline the report. The Collaborative published a 111-page report that the superintendent sent out to the public two weeks ago. In it, they surveyed and held listening sessions with parents,...

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Setting the Stage for Future Educators

“A licensure program can set the stage for someone’s future as an educator, and we know that an excellent educator can change students’ lives for the better.” Dr. Cecelia Buckley, Former Director, CES Licensure Programs. A shortage of teachers in the early 2000s...

Mount Tom Academy awards diplomas to eleven

Eleven students were awarded diplomas Wednesday morning at Mount Tom Academy’s commencement ceremonies. Mount Tom Academy is a program of the Collaborative for Educational Services (CES), and is located on the Holyoke Community College (HCC) campus.  The...

BEACON Students Explore GCC Pathways

Nine high school students from the Collaborative for Educational Services (CES) BEACON and Mount Tom Academy programs explored Greenfield Community College's career pathways in health careers, outdoor leadership, manufacturing and HVAC, on a visit led by the GCC...

High School students visit the GCC HVAC lab.

Hadley Elementary School cited for STEM focus

A national nonprofit organization, Project Lead the Way, is recognizing Hadley Elementary School for a focus on making every child successful in science, technology, engineering and math. The school recently was named as a 2023-24 Project Lead The Way...

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