The prize honors a physicist whose research in an undergraduate setting has achieved wide recognition and contributed significantly to the professional development of physics students. Majumder is being recognized for the contributions of his research and for his "sustained, inspirational... click for more
A divided Mount Greylock Regional School Committee voted Tuesday to join a long list of school committees around the commonwealth voicing opposition to a November ballot initiative that seeks to raise the cap on charter schools.
Teacher Lyndon Moors asked the committee to endorse a resolution... click for more
The public is invited to Hoosac Valley High School this weekend to participate in a study to identify and analyze cost-saving alternatives for the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District.
"It's to learn, to listen, to provide background, to receive information and to share," School Committee... click for more
The elementary school has again scored a top level ranking from the state.
The scores from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers have placed the school as Level 1. While the school has consistently ranked Level 1 in recent years, what stands out about this year's... click for more
The founding director of Berkshire Arts & Technology Public Charter School will leave at the end of the school year.
Julia Bowen informed the BArT community by email on Wednesday afternoon that she was departing after 13 years guiding the region's first and only charter school. click for more
The Adams Cheshire Regional School District will look into why students school choice out of the district.
Interim Superintendent Robert Putnam told the School Committee Monday that 327 Adams-Cheshire students this year will attend other schools such as McCann Technical, Berkshire Arts and... click for more
Juan Jose Carrion-Almeida immigrated to Berkshire County from Ecuador in 2009. Five years later, he was Berkshire Community College's first Latino valedictorian.
Carrion-Almeida said while his story isn't nearly as difficult as others who immigrated to the United States, he has faced significant... click for more
Volunteers will gather in the Venable Gym in MCLA's Amsler Campus Center at 9 a.m. to enjoy a light breakfast and be welcomed by MCLA President James F. Birge and North Adams Mayor Richard Alcombright. Work will begin at 9:30 a.m. and continue until noon. Volunteers should feel free to stop by any... click for more
McCann Technical School Principal Justin Kratz told the Northern Berkshire Vocational Regional School District School Committee on Thursday that McCann students have continued to score highly on the MCAS.
"This is really the same thing I have said the past couple of years. We continue to do very... click for more
The School Committee is urging a no vote on Question 2, which would raise the cap on the number of charter schools and allow a dozen more to open.
The ballot question will be put to voters on Nov. 8. In April, the School Committee passed a proclamation against the question. That same proclamation was tabled by the City Council on Tuesday.
The Mount Greylock Regional School Building Committee recently agreed to hire a consultant to help purchase furniture, equipment and technology for the new academic wing and to use an umbrella insurance policy to cover all work during the project's remaining two years.
The committee voted 8-0-1 to accept a proposal from Point Line Space of Carlisle to manage the procurement and installation of furniture and technology for a cost of $70,400.
The school district is expanding yet again an after-school program that's credited with improving academic scores and social growth.
Beginning this fall, Brayton Elementary School will offer a supper program for any city students under the age of 18, Monday through Friday.
The City Council is divided on whether it should or should not take a stance on the ballot question regarding charter schools.
In November voters will be asked whether or not the cap on the number of charter schools in the state should be raised, allowing a dozen more schools to open. City Councilors Kathleen Amuso, John Krol, and Peter White asked the City Council to join other communities in the state to pass a resolution calling for a no vote on the ballot question
The Police Department says racist comments between two high school students did not constitute criminal charges.
Earlier this year the Police Department and federal investigators began investigating a reported incident in which a white student at Monument Mountain High School threatened to lynch an African American student. The threat was allegedly made because of the football player's decision to take a knee during the national anthem.
Starting at 9 a.m. in the library, parents will experience Steiner's curriculum in person, meet parents and staff, visit classes in session, tour art studios and venture into gardens and grounds, with plenty of time to ask questions and learn more about Waldorf education in the Berkshires.
Cheshire School opened its new playground with a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday.
The Cheshire Parent/Teacher Group under its President Karen Isbell has been fundraising for several years to be able to replace the old wooden play structures with a new rubber-coated steel structure that is much more durable and will last for many years to come.
The School Building Committee has hired Jones Whitsett Architects Inc. to do the feasibility for a new or renovated school.
The committee's first choice easily passed muster with the Massachusetts School Building Authority at its last meeting.
It was all smiles and laughter at Friday's ceremonial groundbreaking for the renovation and addition at Mount Greylock Regional School.
But it was worth remembering the sometimes bumpy road that brought the district to what School Building Committee Chairman Mark Schiek characterized as, "one big milestone on the project path we're on together."
The grant, which began in 2013, serves Berkshire County preschool through second grade teachers by providing rich opportunities for them to learn about and implement the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) education model.
Donovan was selected for her passion and dedication to creative learning and the arts, for the great work she does in the field of art education, and for her contributions to teaching and learning in Massachusetts, according to the MAEA Awards Committee.
McCann Technical School students are giving Town Hall a facelift using donated funds.
With tighter budgets through the years, Town Administrator Carl McKinney said it has been hard to keep up with the aging and deteriorating building that was constructed in the 1930s as the Briggsville School.
Clarksburg School has achieved a Level 1 status based on last spring's standardized tests.
"Staff and teachers really worked hard over a number of years to reach this level," Superintendent Jon Lev said at Thursday's School Committee meeting.
Saturday Night Live saxophonist Alex Foster and New York City-based trumpet player Richard Boulger provided a free clinic to Mount Greylock band students.
Last week Foster, saxophonist in the SNL house band and Boulger, a North Adams native and recording artist, visited Berkshire County schools to give free clinics sponsored by New Jersey musical instrument manufacturer RS Berkeley.
The city's elementary school pupils are being encouraged to walk to school on Wednesday for International Walk to School Day.
Routes have been laid out for the three schools and parents are encouraged to join the "Walking School Bus" that will feature school and city officials, teachers, local "celebrities," and police officers.
A long-forgotten monument from the class of 1966 was rededicated on Friday at the Drury High School class's 50th reunion.
The gift to Drury featured an engraving of the Eternal Flame and a the quote by John F. Kennedy "Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country."