Friday, February 12, 2016

In the News: voc ed sees increased funding, Art Assoc to meet Mar 2

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin

"Gov. Charlie Baker’s recently announced plan to increase funding to career vocational technical education has local vocational schools appreciative and excited about the opportunities it may provide them. 
The proposed series of initiatives to increase vocational school funding by $83.5 million over the next several years would benefit local schools such as Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School in Upton, Tri-County Vocational Technical High School in Franklin and Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School in Marlborough by providing grant opportunities for equipment and learning experiences. 
"With too many good-paying jobs going unfilled, we are pleased to announce this critical investment in our career and technical schools," Baker said in a press release. "Our proposal will make it possible for more students to explore a pathway to success through stronger partnerships with our schools and local businesses in the Commonwealth."

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image from Tri-County home page
image from Tri-County home page

The Franklin Art Association will meet from 6:30 to 9 p.m. March 2 at the Franklin Senior Center, 10 Daniel McCahill St.
Refreshments and socialization will begin at 6:30 p.m.
The program will feature Rockport artist Chris Coyne, who will do a watercolor demonstration.
Meetings are free and open to the public.
For more information, visit

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