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Sun Apr 29, 2018, 11:21 PM

Mount Ida Closure Leaves Students 'High And Dry'

Students and parents of Mount Ida College railed against the school's abrupt decision to close at a public meeting of the state's Board of Higher Education yesterday. The Newton school announced earlier this month that its campus will be acquired by UMass Amherst and that its 280 faculty and staff members will be laid off.

Paul Reville, professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and former state Secretary of Education, weighed in on Boston Public Radio.

"[Mount Ida College] should have presented a plan to the Commonwealth that they were planning to close out and these students are going to be left high and dry. But they didn't," Reville said.

"What the consequences for that are, I don't know," he added.

Read more: https://news.wgbh.org/2018/04/25/local-news/paul-reville-mount-ida-closure-leaves-students-high-and-dry

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bottomofthehill Apr 2018 #1

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Mon Apr 30, 2018, 12:16 AM

1. It really does not look like a bad deal to me

They get admitted to UMass at Dartmouth, will get a degree from a better school for less money. The down side is........

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