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McCann Scores High on MCAS Tests

On the math portion of the test, McCann claimed a 94 percent passing rate; the state average is 91 percent. click for more

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Mount Greylock Parents Split on Merging Winter &...

Mount Greylock's director of academic technology reported on results of a survey to gauge support for revising the school calendar to consolidate the February and April vacation weeks into a single week off in March. click for more

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MCAS Results Mixed for Hoosac Valley Regional...

Standardized test results were a mixed bag for the Hoosac Valley Regional School and although there was some progress, the district was penalized because of incomplete data. click for more

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Adams-Cheshire Improving School Building Security

School Committee member Michael Mucci told the committee Monday that the district will make some substantial security upgrades before the close of the year through grant funds. click for more

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With Heating Set, Clarksburg School Turns to...

The school received a $35,000 state grant to address security concerns. Barnes said she had not detailed the need for a public address system but felt that also falls under security. click for more

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New Voices Heard in Mount Greylock Turf Field...

Although the idea of an artificial turf field is not particularly new for the district, it has generated widespread interest in the community in the months since the School Committee authorized the initial RFP in the spring. click for more

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Pittsfield High School Names 45 AP Scholars

During the 2019 exam administration, 219 students took 392 exams in 21 different subject areas. PHS has the largest AP program in Berkshire County and is also the only local high school offering the College Board's AP Capstone Program. click for more

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Williams College Chemistry Professor Wins NIH...

Hart's lab at Williams studies how drug resistance evolves at the molecular level with a particular focus on protein stability. click for more

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Mount Greylock Celebrates Building that 'Reflects...

Everyone who spoke recognized that the new Mount Greylock was the result of countless hours of volunteer effort and the support of voters in Lanesborough and Williamstown. And all acknowledged that while a new building is important, it is just part of the school's story. click for more

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MCAS Results Find North Adams Schools Making...

But school officials are a little worried on how to translate the charts, graphs and scores into something that makes sense for the average parent.

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North Adams Public Schools Start With Hello

Teachers, administrators, and city leaders were stationed bright and early at the entrance of all city schools Friday morning with spools of stickers in hand ready to welcome each student.

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Mount Greylock School Committee Rejects Fields...

By a vote of 6-1, the committee rejected the low bid submitted for an athletic fields project after the price tag came in far higher than the committee expected when it authorized a request for proposals in May.

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Mount Greylock to Extend Bid Period for Fields...

The district's architect, Art Eddy of Traverse Landscape Architects, advised three possible courses of action based on the bids, all of which came in higher than the architect's estimate for the project.

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Drury Students Take Lead in Healey's Violence...

"You probably don't even know how important this is, that you guys are bringing this to your school," said Barden. "You are a model for other students, you're a model for other schools across the country, what you're doing with this program."

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Mount Greylock Turf Field Bids Come in Higher than...

All three were well above the figures targeted by the School Committee for the projects.

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Mount Greylock Student Named National Merit...

These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be offered next spring.

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Brien Center Awarded $360K Curb Risky High School...

The local organization applied for the funds through a competitive grant process offered for the first time by the state Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services, Office of Youth and Young Adult Services. The bureau awarded 18 grants statewide, with the Brien Center winning two of them.

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Pittsfield School Committee Updated on Beginning...

There are 520 pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students in the district. On the other side of the spectrum, there are 1,632 high school students and 400 career and technical education students.

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Hoosac Valley Gets Grant for Farm-to-School...

Teachers Lindsay McGinnis and Amanda Brooks-Clemeno presented their plans for the Cornerstone Grown Project farm-to-school program to the School Committee on Monday night.

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Adams-Cheshire District Reports Successful Start...

Dean told the School Committee on Monday that despite the change in leadership this summer, the school year has commenced with few hiccups.

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Williams College Seeking Input as It Forms...

Williams College President Maud S. Mandel was in front of the Select Board on Monday to discuss the school's strategic planning process, which includes soliciting input from a broadly defined group of stakeholders that includes students, alumni, faculty, staff and members of the community Williams calls home.

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Clarksburg/Stamford Seeking Coordinator for Merger...

One of those recommendations was hiring someone to drive the next phase in the merger that both communities approved at special town meetings earlier this summer.

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State Urging Clarksburg to Expand Beyond Stamford...

Superintendent John Franzoni said the Department of Education has told school officials to take a deeper look at regionalization with other school districts beyond an interstate agreement with Stamford, Vt.

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MCLA Enters 125th Year With Calls for Collegiality

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is hoping to enter an era of "good feelings" this semester, with a goal that the college community should treat each other better.

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McCann Technical School Bus Routes 2019

McCann Technical School opens for the school year Thursday, Sept. 5.

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McCann Tech Opening Day 2019

McCann Technical School will open at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5, for Grades 9 through 12.

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New Adams-Cheshire Superintendent to Start Next...

The Adams-Cheshire Regional School Committee has approved new Superintendent Aaron Dean's contract.

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Williams Professor Wins Award for New Research in...

This award recognizes research that has pushed forward the state-of-the-art, opened new research directions, and had a significant practical impact on the computing field as a whole over the past decade.

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Pittsfield Public Schools Set Opening Dates for...

The Pittsfield Public Schools will open Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, with individual grades operating according to the following schedule.

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