Every student has been assigned a Google Chromebook — affordable laptops — to use in class, Waite noted, saying it’s one of the things she’s been most excited about.
Bates and Waite, as well as the other members of the student-led transition teams, were integral in preparing the school for the first day, Light said.
"It was impressive work by a group of kids who were so enthusiastic and positive and willing to do all of the hard work behind the scenes to get the school up and running," he said. "That, to me, is really the most exciting thing: This is a place for the students, and we’re trying to create a culture where it’s led by the students, as well."Continue reading the article in the Milford Daily News (subscription maybe required)
Sparking interest in science and engineering early at the middle school level is one way to build a stronger workforce in the high-tech manufacturing fields, according to officials in the industry.
Executives from four such companies on Wednesday met with U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III and state Rep. John Fernandes, D-Milford, for a roundtable discussion on potential solutions to the problems the industry faces.
Kennedy, a Democrat who represents the state’s 4th Congressional district, organized the session in part to update leading manufacturers on his bill that aims to establish regional manufacturing institutes across the country for education and research. The government would dole out funding for the centers through a competitive grant system.Continue reading the article in the Milford Daily News (subscription maybe required)
The town has received $117,650 in state funds to improve storm water runoff, the state Department of Environmental Protection announced today.
The money will aid the town in "mitigating the effects of polluted storm water," according to a press release..
"Clean lakes and streams mean thriving communities and healthy ecosystems," said Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner David W. Cash.Continue reading the article in the Milford Daily News (subscription maybe required)