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Staff shortages throughout K-12 education are taking a toll

Openings are affecting student programming and services at a time we need them most AS 2023 OPENED, the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education met on January 3 for a special meeting and had just one item listed on the agenda: ...

Excellence In Education awards: Living Our Guiding Principles award winners for October and November

The Collaborative for Educational Services is pleased to announce the October and November winners of our regional Excellence in Education: Living our Guiding Principles Award!  We honor those educators across the DYS workforce who embody one ...

Mass Cultural Council Funds Artist in Residence Working with the DYS Education Initiative

Artist in residence, Jenny Herzog, a singer, tap dancer, teacher, and director, will be working with the Collaborative for Educational Services (CES) DYS Education Initiative this spring. The residency is thanks to a FY23 STARS Residency grant ...

STCC awarded grant to help close achievement gaps

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield Technical Community College has received a $75,000 Massachusetts Higher Education Innovation Fund grant from the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education. The grant will support professional ...

CES Provides 2022 Election Day Professional Development 

On November 8th this year, nine school districts from Franklin, Hampshire, and Berkshire counties partnered with the Collaborative for Educational Services (CES) to offer a robust selection of Election Day Professional Development workshops for ...

The Massachusetts Migrant Education Program Partners with School Districts

The Massachusetts Migrant Education Program (MMEP) has developed strong partnerships and collaborations with school districts that have larger migratory student populations in the Commonwealth. These joint efforts benefit the migratory students ...

Massachusetts DYS Students Win National BreakFree Competitions

Collaborative for Educational Services’ Woody Clift, Director of the DYS Education Initiative, announced that several of the students in the program had created winning entries in two national competitions sponsored by BreakFree Education. Said ...

Comerford secures $1M for Franklin, Hampshire county projects

A series of education, family medicine, food access and infrastructure projects across Franklin and Hampshire counties are among the local recipients included in a $3.76 billion spending package signed into law by Gov. Charlie Baker earlier ...

Safe and Healthy Schools Summit draws educators in discussion of how to manage race, polarizing conversations in schools

HOLYOKE — While the world has played a continual defense against the psychological, social and economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic amid a racial reckoning, teachers throughout the state and beyond have been grappling with how to manage ...

History’s Mysteries becomes iCivics Private i History Detectives

CES is happy to share that History’s Mysteries, originally developed by Laurie Risler and Kelley Brown with support from CES’s Emerging America, is now part of iCivics, which works to “ensure that every student in America receives a quality and ...

Two members of DYS Education Initiative team receive 2022 DYS Commissioner’s Awards

Director of the DYS Education Initiative Woody Clift has announced that two of the DYS team are part of the annual DYS Commissioner’s Awards.   “Please join me in extending a huge shout out to our very own, talented, and distinguished ...

Salazar receives 2022 Latino Excellence Award

Rossana Salazar received a 2022 Latino Excellence Award in a virtual ceremony which took place Thursday, October 13, 2022. The awards, presented by the Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus, honor Latino “leaders, trailblazers, and ...
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