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Adams Sees New Regional School District's Amended...

The joint meeting on Wednesday included members of the Regional Agreement Amendment Committee who outlined the major changes in the agreement. click for more

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Activists Press Neal to Support Green New Deal

Three of the activists — all students at Mount Greylock Regional School in Williamstown — went inside to make their case to a member of Neal's staff. click for more

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Pittsfield Schools to End 'Welcoming Day' For...

The long-standing tradition of "welcome days" is coming to an end in the schools after the state cited the district for not providing enough class time for all students. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education performed a coordinated program review last year and found that the... click for more

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Three Students Receive VFW Scholarships

Dozens attended the award ceremony Monday held at the American Legion building banquet hall where a combined $2,950 in scholarships were given out to Hannah Berkel, Kailey Sultaire, and Kathrine Wilson. click for more

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North Adams Hires Away NBSU Business Administrator

Carrie Burnett, who was hired last year as part of a one-year shared services agreement with the union, will take over all budgeting and finance office for the North Adams Public Schools. click for more

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Mount Greylock School Committee Sends...

At a special afternoon meeting of the committee last week, the panel authorized architect Perkins Eastman to release bid documents with a stated budget of $2.1 million for the building, which would house the district's central administration, storage space for Mount Greylock's groundskeepers, space... click for more

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Drury High Graduate's Bequest Establishes...

Albert Harvey Chenail, who died in April 2017 at the age of 96, has bequeathed an initial $400,000 to establish the Frederick L. Chenail and Jessie M. Chenail Scholarship Fund in honor of his parents. click for more

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Wahconah High Officials Show Deficiencies With...

But look behind the scenes, and the nearly 60-year-old building has issues, issues that Central Berkshire Regional School District officials hope to address with a new high school. click for more

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McCann Announces Second Quarter Honor Roll

McCann Technical School has announced its honor roll for the second quarter of the 2018-19 school year. click for more

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Hoosac Valley Band Asks For New Uniforms,...

Keplinger said the band has 68 members at the moment and although 10 are expected to graduate at the end of the year, 21 seventh-graders are slated to join the band when they enter the eighth grade.

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BArT Announces Second Quarter Honor Roll

Students who earned 80 percent or above in all of their classes received the distinction of "Honors." Students who earned 90 percent or above in all of their classes received the distinction of "High Honors."

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Adams-Cheshire School Committee Chairman Will Not...

At the end of Monday's meeting, Paul Butler, an Adams representative, said he will be stepping away this May after 19 years on the committee, many of them as chairman.

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Drury Students Producing Comedy Show

The New York City comedian is being brought to the high school by Drury Performing Arts Management program as part of the Drury After Dark Series.

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E3 Academy Students Debut Book of North Adams...

On Saturday, the alternative high school program put forth perhaps its most ambitious project: a series of interviews with residents collected into the book "The City Before You."

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Tenth Annual 'Claiming Williams Day' Emphasizes...

Marking 10 years since the first Claiming Williams Day, this year's events highlight historical and contemporary efforts by changemakers to make Williams inclusive and accountable to its various communities, especially underrepresented and underserved groups

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Norman Rockwell Museum Presents 33rd Annual...

Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the young artists and at 2:30 p.m. hear a lecture from acclaimed illustrator Gregory Manchess, whose work is also currently on view at the museum.

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Berkshire Country Day School Wins Classics Day...

The BCD students were accompanied by Latin teacher Eugénie Fawcett and English teacher James Fawcett.

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Governor's Proposed Budget Is Good News For...

The governor's proposed budget brings good news to the Pittsfield Public Schools. Gov. Charlie Baker released his proposed budget on Wednesday along with cherry sheets for local schools. As proposed, the city would see a $3.7 million increase in Chapter 70 aid for schools. That would make two consecutive years in which the district saw a significant boost in funding.

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Pittsfield Schools Take Aim at Reducing Chronic...

No written policy is ever going to fully address chronic absenteeism. Deputy Superintendent Joseph Curtis believes that because he's been a principal when the district has had strict attendance policies. He tried raffles and giveaways to incentivize students to go to school and it never worked. He'd meet with families who wouldn't even realize the number of days their child miss or that there was even a policy.

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MCLA Opens 125th Year With New Strategies,...

The college will celebrate its quasquicentennial in 2019 with a series of events, exhibitations, signage and celebrations. President Jamie Birge announced the anniversary along with other college news as the spring semester kickoff breakfast held in the Centennial Room on Tuesday morning.

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School Officials Updating Greylock Elementary's...

The roof leaks, the windows weep, parts of the school are cool and others are hot — and a water line to the outdated boiler's kept open with a clothespin. That's only scratching the surface.

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Congressman Neal Teaches Civics Class at Drury...

So the students in Stephanie Kopola's college-level world history class spent some time developing the questions they wanted to pose to U.S. Rep. Richard Neal on Tuesday.

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Community Forum Set for Clarksburg/Stamford School...

Representatives from Public Consulting Group of Boston will be on hand to walk attendees through the timeline for the feasibility study on creating an interstate school district.

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Miss Hall's School Names Business Administrator

Telfer, who brings 28 years of experience as a financial manager to the school, most recently served as chief financial and operating officer at Lincoln Academy in Newcastle, Maine. She also previously served as director of finance and operations at Bridgton Academy in Bridgton, Maine, and as chief financial officer at the Long Trail School in Dorset, Vt.

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Mt. Greylock Students Inducted Into National Honor...

This ceremony honors students who have demonstrated high achievement at school and in the community in the areas of scholarship, character, leadership and service.

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North Adams Schools Will Hire Full-Time Business...

The committee last week voted not to renew its contract with the North Berkshire School Union to share the services of its business manager. Rather, the school district will seek a full-time business administrator effective July 1.

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McCann Tech Drone Program Taking Off

Principal Justin Kratz and teacher Perry Burdick gave the School Committee a drone presentation Thursday night and demonstrated what the little aircraft could do even in the confines of the meeting room.

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Williams' BioEYES Program Expanding to Six More...

This year, the program itself is multiplying with plans to go into more than twice as many schools throughout the region.

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