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New Hoosac Valley Names Adams Scholarship Recipients

This scholarship is based on the student's high academic achievement on the MCAS exams and is awarded upon acceptance to a participating Massachusetts public institution of higher education. click for more

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New Williams Professor Wins Musicological Society...

The H. Colin Slim Award honors each year a musicological article of exceptional merit, published during the previous year in any language and in any country by a scholar who is past the early stages of her or his career click for more

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New Williams Russian Professor Named President-Elect...

Cassiday will serve on the executive committee of the board of directors, which handles all aspects of the management of ASEEES and consists of the president, vice president, immediate past president, treasurer, executive director, the editor of Slavic Review and one member-at-large (designated by... click for more

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New MCLA Names Jorge Professor of Education

Based on his work as a principal investigator for the National Science Foundation-funded "Teaching to Learn" project and his role as a Massachusetts Science Ambassador, Stroud plans to continue to push for systemic change in science education, in grades pre-K through 16. click for more

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New Williams Grad Named Rhodes Scholar

A native of Lebanon, Al Masri received a Fulbright Scholarship to further her studies at Williams, taking a path less traveled to the CDE. Typically, CDE students are already working as economists in their home countries, but Al Masri came to the CDE directly after completing her bachelor's degree... click for more

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McCann Announces First Quarter Honor Roll

This quarter, 107 students received high honors and 64 received honors. click for more

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Education Task Force Briefs Cheshire, ACRSD...

Town and school officials were told this week by members of the Berkshire Education Task Force that with a dipping population and shrinking resources, challenges facing Berkshire County schools are more likely to worsen than improve. click for more

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Mount Greylock Announces First Quarter Honor Roll

Of a total school enrollment of 565, 354 students have made honor roll. click for more

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MCLA's Delta Mu Delta Inducts 10 Into Zeta Zeta...

Zeta Zeta, the MCLA chapter of Delta Mu Delta, was chartered in 1992. Delta Mu Delta recognizes and rewards scholastic achievement in business subjects and promotes scholarship in training for business. click for more

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Lanesborough Elementary School Holds 'Vocabulary...

Both new additions to students' vocabulary and old favorites were portrayed, with students dressed up to represent words like "festival," "currency," "claustrophobia" and "illuminate."

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Lanesborough-Williamstown Committee Aims for...

The committee that coordinates the hiring of shared personnel in the Lanesborough-Williamstown Tri-District decided Friday to try to have an interim school superintendent on board by Jan. 1.

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Clarksburg School Building Committee Begin MSBA...

The School Building Committee has officially begun the planning process with the Massachusetts School Building Authority and looks to go out to bid the summer of 2018. Brian Laroche of owner's project manager Potomac Capital Advisors and architect Margo Jones told the committee Thursday they were recently on the phone with the MSBA setting up their timeline and submission dates and are aiming to have everything ready for a town meeting approval next fall.

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Documents Reveal Complaints Against Departed...

Mount Greylock Regional School Committee member Carolyn Greene, who chaired the committee at the time of Dias' 2015 hiring and last week's departure, said at the Nov. 7 meeting that the Tri-District remains strong despite the turbulence, and on Thursday she emphasized that the complaints against the superintendent did not involve students.

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BCC Names Dean of Enrollment Management & Student...

In his new role, he is responsible for leading BCC's efforts in the recruitment and retention of students. Klepetar is also working closely with academic leaders to provide holistic and comprehensive academic success programming for all BCC students.

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New Hoosac Valley Theatre Department Performs...

In the past, Hoosac Valley has only done musicals. Boyer said many students are very interested in theater and wanted more options. "They are very excited and they are really happy to do something different because we have only done musicals here so to have a real play for kids who don't like to sing is great," drama teacher Nicole Boyer said.

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Mount Greylock Develops Plan to Spend Williams'...

The highlight of Tuesday's meeting was the announcement of senior Jesse Cohen as this year's recipient of the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents Certificate of Academic Excellence. MacDonald noted that while Cohen's academic achievement is demonstrated from his top 5 percent class ranking while pursuing 11 Advanced Placement courses out of the 28 classes he has taken, his achievements go beyond the classroom.

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MCLA's 'Henry V' Features All-Female Cast

According to the play's director, Laura Standley, an associate professor of theater at MCLA, the adaptation highlights some of the conflicts in our society today.

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Mount Greylock School Committee Asked to Cut...

A retired epidemiologist Tuesday night challenged the Mount Greylock Regional School Committee to take the lead on addressing "an epidemic in slow motion" by suspending the district's high school football program.

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Education Task Force Plans Presentations of Phase...

Declining student enrollment one of those things everyone knows — now there's concrete data confirming those notions and pinning down some of the effects on Berkshire County education. The Berkshire County Task Force on Saturday morning reviewed a 77-page report commissioned from the University of Massachusetts' Donahue Institute on the state of county education.

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United Way Urging State to Help Up Preschool...

On Thursday, Paula Harris wore a button to work in support of a movement to raise the wages for preschool teachers like herself. The button was from 26 years ago.

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Lanesborough Elementary to Veterans: Breakfast Is...

The kindergarten class led the way, the preschoolers followed them, with flags held high — and teachers reminding them not to let it hit the ground. The stood in the cafeteria and looked over a crowd of some 75 armed service veterans and began singing patriotic songs. When they finished, they had handmade cards of thanks to give to each and every one who attended. Meanwhile, the third graders were going from table to table asking, "would you like more coffee, sir?" The first-graders were

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Terranova Wins Write-In Campaign For Mount...

Al Terranova won a seat on the Mount Greylock School Committee in a write-in bid. Terranova was facing David Vogel, both of whom were mounting write-in campaigns for the seat being vacated by Richard Cohen, who resigned. The seat is one of three representative Lanesborough has on the Mount Greylock Regional Middle and High School Committee. Sheila Hebert ran unopposed to retain her seat and Christopher Dodig's term doesn't expire until 2018.

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Miss Hall's Presents 'Peter and the Starcatcher'

The performances will take place in the Woods Theater of the Elizabeth Gatchell Klein Arts Center on the Miss Hall's School campus. General admission is $6, and reservations are recommended. Senior citizen and handicapped-accessible seating is available. Call 413-443-6401 for tickets and reservations.

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Williamstown-Lanesborough Superintendent Leaving...

The brief tenure of public schools superintendent Douglas Dias came to an end Monday after an evening of lengthy closed-door discussions among the three school committees he served. Dias, who was hired to administer the Lanesborough-Williamstown Tri-District in spring 2015, is leaving the post in the wake of undisclosed "complaints or charges" leveled against him.

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St. Stan's Students Pray for Nation as Election...

As the eighth-graders presented intercessions for every category of people, from our future leaders to the marginalized, a candle was lit to represent continued vigilance and prayers for all the needs in America.

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Vogel, Terranova Mounting Write-in Campaigns For...

Two Lanesborough residents are asking for write-in votes to serve out an incomplete term on the Mount Greylock Regional School Committee.

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Williams Environmental Center Meets Six of Seven...

Twelve months of consecutive data show that the center has qualified in six of the seven environmental performance criteria for the Living Building Challenge (LBC), but without the energy standard it won't meet the standard necessary for full certification as a Living Building.

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BArT Blows Its Own Horn at Breakfast

Julia Bowen told a crowd at the school’s annual Fall Breakfast that the politicking around Question 2 on Tuesday’s ballot has included repetition of misconceptions about charter schools that do not apply to the Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter Public School.

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Cokie Roberts Shares Election Thoughts At MCLA

In all her years covering politics, Cokie Roberts said she has never seen an election like this one. "It’s bad," ABC News and NPR political commentator Cokie Roberts said Thursday at a press conference. "We have seen divisions in American society before but nothing like this."

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