Her plan for graduate research at Oxford is to acquire expertise in education policy. Afterward, she plans to work in the Malaysian government or at a research institute or university doing policy research. click for more
The Drury Arts Department will bring the play "Amadeus" and the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" to the stage this spring.
Media arts teacher Jamie Choquette said because of the high quality and talented students in the art department this year, they decided to raise the bar and... click for more
The 90 percent design drawings have been submitted to the MSBA but architect Carl Franceschi says the design work is much closer to 100 percent.
"We are actually beyond 90 percent completion of the full document," Franceschi, of Drummey Rosane Anderson, said. click for more
C.T. Plunkett Elementary pupils and teachers are benefiting from the newly implemented student support center.
Principal Michelle Colvin introduced the Adams-Cheshire Regional School Committee on Monday to the team of Plunkett administrators and teachers who have created and implemented a... click for more
Colegrove Park Elementary School is now an award-winning project.
The Massachusetts Historical Commission is presenting the renovation project with its annual Preservation Award at a ceremony set for May 19 at the state archives building. click for more
Clarksburg Elementary School's eighth grade is inviting the community to the annual Holocaust Exhibit on Thursday evening from 6 to 9.
Teacher Michael Little said this year's exhibit will mark 11 years for the Grade 8 Holocaust study program and, although the exhibit has shifted and grown from... click for more
The baseball field at Clapp Park is being named after former coach Buddy Pellerin.
The Parks Commission approved the naming on Tuesday after being overwhelmed by support from former players, family and friends of Pellerin. A large crowd filled the meeting room as Ken Ferris gave a presentation on not just why Pellerin deserved the recognition but also plans to upgrade the field.
State Sen. Benjamin Downing celebrated a belated Read Across America Day at Brayton Elementary School on Friday and answered students' questions.
Although Read Across America day was in March, Downing did not want to pass up a chance to read to Marie McCarron's and Karen Cellana's fourth grade classes.
Mayor Linda Tyer is asking the School Department to pare down its budget request even further.
The current proposal calls for a $2.157 million increase from city coffers, which represents a 3.7 percent increase. Tyer told the School Committee Wednesday night that she wants "find a balance" between the requested $3.7 percent increase and the number of cuts it would take to get down to a 2.5 percent increase.
The Elementary School is piloting a new breakfast program.
Principal Martin McEvoy said on Tuesday that the "grab and go" program will provide small meals to anyone who signs up. The means will cost $1.25 with a discounted rate for those who qualify for reduced lunch, and free for those who qualify for free lunch.
"There are a lot of different models for breakfast programs," McEvoy said.
The community heard on Wednesday from the second of two finalists for superintendent of schools.
Stephen Donovan, superintendent of the Acushnet School District, toured the North Adams and met with City Councilors and other community leaders prior to the evening interview with the School Committee.
If you did not catch last weekend's fund-raiser for the Mount Greylock After Prom program, you are in luck.
There is plenty of time to get in on the action as more than 80 items are up for grabs in a charity auction to benefit the post-prom festivities.
Through a state grant, Adams and Cheshire will undergo a third-party cost analysis study and review of the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District that will provide information on how to best restructure the district.
Families were informed of the decision on Wednesday at the regularly scheduled 1:30 dismissal. The school will be off limits to all school and non-school activities through Monday to allow the building to be cleaned allow for “any residual spores to die” according to a school-wide email.
Former North Adams John Barrett III has been named as a trustee of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.
Gov. Charlie Baker approved Barrett's appointment and the reappointment of Susan Gold, who has served on the Board since 2010. Both will serve five-year terms.
Paul Krugman, winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Economics, will address graduates at the 47th commencement ceremony of Bard College at Simon's Rock, The Early College, on Saturday, May 21, at 11 a.m.
The ceremony is free and open to the public; priority seating given to the families of graduates.
St. Joseph Central High School has been accredited for 10 years by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
The recent acknowledgment by NEASC affirms the academic excellence of the diocesan high school's programs and offerings, said school officials.
The School Committee completed its first interview of the two finalists for the superintendent's position in the North Adams Public Schools.
Barbara Malkas, superintendent of the Webster Public Schools, spent the day visiting the schools and faculty, and attended a meet and greet with city councilors and other shareholders in the afternoon.
In recognition for her letter to author Shel Silverstein, Jordao and 14 other high school writers received commendations at the March 15 ceremony at the State House in the Great Hall. Jordao also met with Sen. Benjamin Downing, a St. Joseph alumnus (class of 1999).
The School Committee this week will be making one of its most important decisions in years.
The city will be selecting its first educational leader in more than a decade after public interviews with two finalists.
"This is an exciting time for us," said Mayor Richard Alcombright on Tuesday.
The School Committee on Thursday endorsed resolutions against lifting the cap on charter schools and calling for better school funding.
The resolutions from the Massachusetts Association of School Committees are being presented around the state; the funding resolution was backed on Tuesday by the North Adams School Committee, although that board delayed a decision on the charter school petition.
The School Building Committee hopes to have an agreement signed for an owner's project manager by July 11.
The committee, meeting for the first time since it convened last October, were given an update on the progress toward a feasibility study that will guide decisions on renovating Clarksburg School or building new.