As one of this year's Newman Civic Fellows, Whited – who majors in sociology at MCLA, with minors in social work and child and family studies – joins 200 other student leaders who represent Campus Compact member colleges and universities from 36 states and Washington, D.C. click for more
How the state calculates what it costs to run a school system is much different from what local officials say it actually costs.
That was the message delivered to the City Council Tuesday night when the School Committee arranged a presentation from the Massachusetts Association of School... click for more
The Adams-Cheshire Regional School Committee will seek legal counsel to see how and if Cheshire can amend the district agreement to allow the town to fund Cheshire Elementary School on its own for one year.
Cheshire Selectwoman Carol Francesconi on Monday asked the committee if it was possible... click for more
Full regionalization of the Mount Greylock School District is expected to go to a vote in the fall.
Considerations of fully regionalize the district have been ongoing since 2013 and is eyed to bring efficiency to the administration of three schools. Currently, Williamstown Elementary, Mount... click for more
James F. "Jamie" Birge hadn't intended to become a college president.
After interviewing dozens of presidents of colleges large and small, private and public, for his dissertation in leadership studies, he came away with the impression it was too difficult, too demanding and fraught with... click for more
Twenty-seven teams of two to five students entered the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Challenge last fall, the first-ever competition held by Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and funded by the Feigenbaum Fund and Jack and Susy Wadsworth. After months of research, planning, and guidance by mentors, four finalist teams stood to present their business plans.
A Mount Greylock Regional School guidance counselor and member of the Lanesborough Elementary School Committee said on Wednesday that he regretted a "crude joke" on social media that led to condemnation by alumni of the high school.
The town will vote to make an emergency amendment to the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District agreement that may allow it to alone fund Cheshire Elementary School for a year.
Resident Jeremy McLain told the Selectmen on Tuesday that his group has a petition with more than 250 signatures asking the town's state representatives to find emergency funds to keep to school open. However, the Selectmen are putting an article on the annual town meeting just in case the state does not come through.
Scholarships, tools, recertification programs.
Those are some of the ideas being taken up for a $15,000 grant made to McCann Technical School's machine technology program by the Gene Haas Foundation.
This is the second Haas grant to a local school; last week, Taconic High School's manufacturing program received $10,000 toward scholarships.
It was like pins and needles.
That's what Bill Weigle, a World War 2 pilot, told the Reid Middle School eighth-grade class of his flights during the war. He never knew when or if a German fighter would appear near him and shoot him down.
"I did not come here to tell you I'm a hero because I'm not. But we were on pins and needles the whole time," Weigle said.
DeLoi is one of 62 recipients chosen from an applicant pool of 768 from 315 colleges and universities. Truman Scholars receive up to $30,000 in support for graduate study, in addition to leadership training, graduate school and career counseling, and access to special internship opportunities within the federal government.
Cheryl Bassett and Mary Mick were among a small group of scholars honored as the highest academic achievers of the community colleges system and were presented with medallions and certificates for being named to Phi Theta Kappa’s All-Massachusetts Academic Team.
Pasachoff and Williams sophomore Brendan Rosseau came to WES on April 4 to talk about the eclipse, which will only be at 70 percent strength here in Williamstown, meaning "it won't get very dark and you won't barely know what's happening," he said.
Taconic High School manufacturing students will now have an easier time pursuing careers thanks to the Gene Haas Foundation.
The Haas Foundation is granting the program $10,000 to provide scholarships to graduates. The foundation was started by the owner of Haas Automation, a company which builds the manufacturing machines, with a $20 million donation.
The Planning Board on Monday approved a sign designed and being built by Drury High School students that will be located on River Street.
The park was installed last year but its location — tucked against a slope in a far corner of the park at River and Houghton — has made it difficult for some to find.
School Committee members overcame weeks of dissension related to the closing of an elementary to finally approve a $19.2 million budget for fiscal 2018.
The Adams-Cheshire Regional School Committee first failed to close on a budget number already accepted by its larger partner Adams, splitting along town lines. It debated going higher or pursuing a "supplemental budget" that would allow Cheshire School to remain open but those efforts were dropped Monday night when it became apparent they were
More than 60 C.T. Plunkett School students in Grades 3-5 were scattered throughout the school last week participating in STEM enrichment sessions.
Teacher Laura Scholz said the children have been staying after school over the past month to partake in seven different hands-on activities using science, technology, engineering and math through the Explore program.
Five "community aspiration" meetings are scheduled this month for parents, educators and community members to share expectations, aspirations, and concerns for the future of preK-12 public education in Berkshire County.
"Dear World" is an interactive project that explores the subtle and powerful connections between students, faculty and staff at college campuses around the world. To date, the organization has taken more than 50,000 portraits.