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New McCann Tech Opening Day 2016

The high school will open at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3, for Grades 9 through 12 . click for more

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New North Adams Schools Set Opening Day 2016

Elementary students in Grades K-7 will begin school on Wednesday, Sept. 3. The first day of school will be an early dismissal day. click for more

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New Williams College Class of 2020 to Arrive on Aug....

The tradition of First Days introduces first-year students to the college through meetings with academic advisers and opportunities to learn about academic departments and get to know the campus. Students will also take placement exams and the college's mandatory swimming test. In between the... click for more

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School Committee Gives Pittsfield Superintendent...

The School Committee presented Superintendent Jason McCandless with his review on Wednesday, rating him exceptional and praising his leadership and work in the district. click for more

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Drury, Colegrove Principals Take New Roles

There are some staffing changes ahead for the North Adams Public Schools — including the search for a new principal for Drury High School. Colegrove Park Elementary School Principal Shelley Fachini is moving to special education, and Drury High Principal Amy Meehan will be replacing her at "Old... click for more

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McCandless: Contamination at Taconic Site Mostly...

The contaminated material found at Taconic High School is mostly cleaned up, according to Superintendent Jason McCandless. McCandless told the School Committee on Wednesday that about 80 percent of the material pulled from the site of the new school has been trucked off to a landfill in... click for more

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Berkshire STEM Network Snags $65,000 State Grant

This regional award will support Berkshire County and the Pioneer Valley. As the lead partner of the Berkshire STEM Network, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will continue to collaborate with education, community and industry partners across the region. click for more

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C.T. Plunkett School to Serve Free Lunch &...

The Adams-Cheshire Regional School District has secured a grant that will provide free breakfast and lunch to all C.T. Plunkett School pupils. The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act. The 2010 allows eligible schools to provide meals to all... click for more

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Williamstown Elementary Creates Math Support...

The Williamstown Elementary School Committee on Thursday discussed the possibility of adding a part-time math support position for the 2016-17 academic year. The administration asked for a special meeting of the committee to approve the creation of the position in case the school district... click for more

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McCann Tech Opening Day 2016

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Common Folk Arts & Music...

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Students Join Berkshire Community College’s 2016...

The program aims to provide students with the tools they need to be STEM ready in college and the workplace including: academic support, tutoring, special field trips, guest speakers and a STEM Academy Success Kit.

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Pittsfield Co-op Awards $7,000 in Scholarships to...

Created in 1989 in celebration of the co-op’s 100th anniversary, the Centennial Scholarship Fund has provided more than $295,000 in aid to local students seeking to further their education.

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New ACRSD Superintendent Gets Feedback From Adams...

The regional school district's new leader is going above and beyond in keeping communication lines open with town officials Robert Putnam, interim superintendent for the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District, was back in front of the board on Wednesday for the second time since being appointed July 1.

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MCLA Admissions to Offer Information Sessions

Participants will learn more about MCLA’s more than 50 programs of study, including those in the arts, athletic training, education, business, the sciences, technology and many more.

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McCann Technical Prepares For Upcoming School Year

McCann Technical School administrators are preparing for the upcoming school year and welcoming a small uptick in incoming freshmen. Principal Justin Kratz told the School Committee on Thursday that 144 eighth-graders have shown an interest in going to McCann.

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Mount Greylock Envirothon Team Succeeds in First...

Recent Mount Greylock Regional School graduate Benni McComish says he long has been interested in environmental justice. This year, he got into the science behind the issues. McComish was one of eight Mount Greylock students who participated in the school's first Envirothon team.

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MCLA Adds Biochemistry Concentration to STEM...

According to Dr. Carolyn Dehner, assistant professor of chemistry at MCLA, biochemistry gets to the heart of how living things work and is an important pedagogical tool for students to use as they discover new things about the natural world.

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McCann Announces Fourth Quarter Honor Roll

McCann Technical School has announced its honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2015-16 school year.

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Pittsfield UNICO Chapter Awards Scholarships

Since 1987 the Pittsfield UNICO chapter has given out over $285,000 in scholarships throughout Berkshire County. The ceremony was the culmination of the chapter’s fundraising efforts throughout the year which included a wine tasting, a golf tournament and other events.

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MCLA Hosts Third 413 STEM Academy

The 21 students who will participate – six from Berkshire Community College, seven from Greenfield Community College and eight from Holyoke Community College – intend to major in fields that include biochemistry, biology, biological science, biotechnology, computer science, environmental science, mathematics, nursing and wildlife ecology/conservation.

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Mount Greylock Building Project Budget Tracking...

The Mount Greylock School Building Committee on Thursday received good news about the contingency budget on the district's $64.8 million addition/renovation project.

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Cheshire Meets New Adams-Cheshire Superintendent

Adams-Cheshire Regional's new interim superintendent continued his introductory rounds last week, this time with the Board of Selectmen. Robert Putnam had introduced himself to the Adams Selectmen earlier this month and addressed the regional district's School Committee for the first time last Monday.

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Arts Program for Israeli, Palestinian and American...

The three-week summer program is produced by Artsbridge Inc., a Boston-area nonprofit, and Berkshires-based Music in Common. Both organizations use the arts to bring people in conflict together.

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MCLA Names New Vice President for Institutional...

Hastings grew up in Williamstown. That experience provides her with years of perspective into the college’s growth over the years. The accolades that MCLA has received in recent years, she said, put the college in an excellent position for further development and recognition.

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Lanesborough's Overtures to Superintendent Irks...

A letter sent from the town manager to the superintendent's office is adding to the disdain between the Board of Selectmen and the School Committee. Town Manager Paul Sieloff wrote a letter on behalf of the Board of Selectmen to Superintendent of Schools Douglas Dias looking to strike up a conversation about the future of the office. With the reconstruction of Mount Greylock Regional Middle and High School the state's reimbursement does not fund building central offices so the district's admi

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Contaminated Soil Adds to Cost of Taconic High...

Getting rid of construction debris found in the soil at the site of the new Taconic high School will require construction managers to dip into contingency for the first time. John Benzinger of the consulting firm Skanska USA said three types of materials were found in the soil - contamination, construction debris, and unusable soils. He estimates more than a half million dollars will be needed to dispose and replace the materials found.

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Adams-Cheshire's New Leader Gives First...

The school district's new leader said on Monday that his first impression since arriving has been a strong sense of pride. "There is a deep and abiding pride in the community," interim Superintendent Robert Putnam told the School Committee. "A true sense of place and dedication to the towns and their institutions." Putnam was hired earlier this year as interim superintendent of the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District. He started in his post on July 1.

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Adams-Cheshire Interim Superintendent Getting to...

Robert Putnam, interim superintendent of the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District, wants to better communication between the towns and the school district. Putnam, hired in May to lead the district as it searched for a permanent replacement, introduced himself to town officials at last week's Board of Selectmen meeting.

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Three Williams Faculty Receive Nelson Bushnell...

Andrea Barrett (English), Justin Crowe (political science), and Sarah Goh (chemistry) are the recipients of the Nelson Bushnell ’20 Prize, an award given annually to faculty since 1995.

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