The Clarksburg School renovation and expansion is projected to add between $3.20 and $3.25 per $1,000 of valuation to the tax bill, but the town administrator said there are things that will mitigate that impact.
The School Building Committee met Tuesday to discuss the financing of the project... click for more
Odell, about to enter his senior year at McCann Technical School, said after the ceremony that he didn't blow anything up - though he admitted he "almost" did during the 125 hours he spent taking two college course and working at MCLA through the North Adams Summer Youth Works Program and the... click for more
Nearly a month after acting on the data accumulated in Phase 2 of the task force's multiyear study of the county's education system, the members at Saturday's meeting remained firm in their commitment that a single school district provides the best long-term option for providing educational... click for more
Pasachoff will be viewing his 66th solar eclipse, the most of anyone ever. He serves as chair of the International Astronomical Union's Working Group on Solar Eclipses, and as such is also helping coordinate visitors from China, Japan, Bulgaria, Venezuela and other countries to the U.S. for eclipse... click for more
Like many others, I appreciate the time the members of the Berkshire Educational Task Force have spent on a challenging and important problem. Their recommendation is being discussed in a variety of places, and thus merits a response. click for more
Town officials say they are committed to repairing the failing roof on the elementary school boiler room.
The condition of the roof has become another point of contention in the tense school district relationship between Cheshire and Adams.
The council will create regional collaborations and extend best and emerging humanities practices in teaching, learning and community engagement by utilizing new and deeper ways to connect the resources in our region.
The Selectmen are irked that the failing boiler room roof in the former Plunkett School is still not fixed.
The board shared its displeasure after meeting with Robert Putnam, superintendent of the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District, on Tuesday.
The long talked about a vote on regionalization of the two elementary schools goes to the voters on Nov. 14.
The Board of Selectmen set that date for a special town meeting to handle the question of whether or not Williamstown and Lanesborough should join together as one K-12 regional school district. Schools officials have been talking about taking such a step for years and it is eyed to save both towns money and improve efficiency.
The dissemination grant will facilitate BArT's middle school mathematics teachers sharing with middle school teachers within the North Adams and Adams-Cheshire districts practices that support improvement of middle school math performance using the Data Wise model as a continuous cycle of inquiry.
The event will take place on Monday, Aug. 7, which represents a change from previous tournaments, previously held in September. Registration is underway online. Teams of four will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. In the event of rain, the Golf Classic will be held on Monday, Sept. 18.
School Committee Chairwoman Regina DiLego participated in 32 meetings of the Berkshire County Educational Task Force over two years.
And it was exhausting. But as the group voted last Saturday to recommend a single school district for all of Berkshire County, she's become "re-energized."
Kreilkamp has more than 20 years of teaching experience, most recently for 10 years as the pre-kindergarten teacher at the Middletown Springs School in Vermont, where she developed several new programs.
Andrea Robare has been hired as Jonathan Edwards Library's full-time reference librarian and will work closely with the college's coordinator of Library Services, Karen Carreras-Hubbard, to expand Information Literacy and other library services across the campus.
The School Department was close to closing all of its preschool classes at Morningside and Conte Community School, two schools that need it the most.
But, between state legislators and the union, there will at least be a few. The state budget includes $50,000 to help fund those programs.
Heather Thompson started going to college in 1998. And then found out she was expecting a child.
She returned home to Berkshires and six months after giving birth, enrolled at Berkshire Community College.