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Framingham Public Schools Announce The Karen Foran Dempsey Scholarship

Filed under: Schools & Education by News Staff at 4:30 pm on January 19, 2021

[photo] Karen Foran Dempsey, Framingham, MAFRAMINGHAM, MA - Born and raised in Framingham, Karen Foran Dempsey spent her entire life advocating for equality for those with disabilities, and most recently served as District 2’s School Committee Member. She experienced a challenging physical disability from herearly years and never let it impede her living life to the fullest, as she used her experience to advocate vigorously for all people to have equal access and equal opportunity. Sadly, Karen died suddenly at the age of 54 on December 24, 2020. (Obituary)

“Karen’s passing is a tremendous loss for our community as we have all learned from her example and ...[read more]


Framingham Receives $475,600 for Remote Learning Enrichment Programs

Filed under: Schools & Education by News Staff at 4:02 pm on November 18, 2020

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The City of Framingham has received $475,600.00 for Remote Learning Support Services through the Federal CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund and the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund.

The purpose of the Remote Learning Support Grant program is to promote and support equitable access to affordable, safe, and supportive environments for children to engage remotely in instructional time during the school day.

The City worked with ...[read more]


Middle & High School Essay Contest: "What I Love about Framingham"

Filed under: Schools & Education by News Staff at 12:30 pm on February 1, 2015
2015 Framingham Essay Contest

Entries due by Monday, February 23rd, 2015 at 5:00pm.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Calling all middle and high school students! Tell us what you love about our town by writing a 500 word essay.

Include three or more features of Framingham that you love. Possible topics; your school, Framingham Public Library, Framingham sports, our history, multicultural community, or something you love about the town.

All essays will be awarded a thank you gift. One winning essay from each middle & high school will be chosen and read by the author at the Deluxe Depot Diner, Thursday February 26th, 2015 at 6:00pm.

20% of proceeds to be donated to the Framingham Public Library Foundation.

Essays due by Monday, February 23rd, 2015 at 5:00pm. Please pass in to the Homework Center at the Framingham Public Library. For more information, contact Judy Gatlin at jgatlin@minlib.net

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Congresswoman Clark Discusses Education Priorities with Framingham Schools Superintendent

Filed under: Politics,Schools & Education by News Staff at 7:32 pm on December 9, 2014

FRAMINGHAM, MA - On Friday, December 5, 2014, Congresswoman Katherine Clark (MA-5) met with Framingham Superintendent of Schools Dr. Stacy Scott and his leadership team to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing Framingham schools, students and families. The group discussed ...[read more]


Alumni Group Awards Sixty-nine Scholarships

Filed under: Schools & Education by News Staff at 4:46 pm on August 5, 2014
IAFSA

Visit the IAFSA website for additional information about scholarships at www.AlumniHouse.org

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Independent Association of Framingham State Alumni (IAFSA) is pleased to announce its 2014-2015 scholarship winners.

IAFSA, a charitable non-profit organization founded in 1874, offers approximately 30 scholarships and awards to Framingham State University students as well as interest-free loans. Some scholarships have multiple recipients. Scholarships and loan funding are provided by donations and bequests.

This year IAFSA is granting awards to a record 68 Framingham State University students. Scholarships range from $250 to $2,500. Recipients were chosen based upon their area of study, academic achievement, financial need, hometown, and campus involvement.

Two Framingham residents received awards. John McNeil was selected to receive the Cannes Internship Scholarship which makes it possible for qualified students to participate in the Cannes International Film Festival program through an associated one credit course. It was established in 2013 by an anonymous donor. Rebecca Wilson received The Murtaugh Scholarship which was established in honor of her parents by Joan E. Murtaugh, ’61 who taught for 36 years in the Framingham Public Schools. Graduates of any high school in Framingham may apply, with preference given to the offspring of police, fire, or military personnel.

Juliana Marra from Natick received the Paul T. Murphy Memorial Scholarship which was established by ...[read more]


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