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Future Educator Academy will serve diverse learners

The Future Educator Academy is designed to address ongoing demographic shifts. About 40% of the state’s public school students are of color, but only 8% of their teachers come from minority groups.

University, FAM renew memorandum of agreement

The agreement calls for both institutions to engage in activities that are mutually beneficial, as well as activities that help support the economy, livability, and quality of life in the city of Fitchburg and North Central Massachusetts.

School segregation topic of virtual panel talk on April 26

Sixty years after the Little Rock Nine faced mobs of racially charged hatred and became cornerstones of the civil rights movement, Teach Us All examines how the present day United States education system fails to live up to that promise of desegregation as it slides back into a re-segregation of its modern schools.

Positivity Tour highlights downtown redevelopment

Visitors can follow the tour on a map that describes attractions including notable buildings and institutions, public art installations, restaurants and shops, along with developments now in progress like the university’s own Theater Block.

Downtown redevelopment projects highlighted

Massachusetts Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy toured downtown Fitchburg this week to get a closeup look at the public and private development that is remaking the city, including the Main Street Theater Block.