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Adams Selectman Wants to Look Into Splitting...

Selectman John Duval is advocating for splitting the troubled regional district so both Adams and Cheshire can keep their elementary schools open. click for more

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Darrow School Junior Wins Top Art Show Prize

LaPell was named the first-place winner for his untitled work, a series of three-dimensional monochromatic acrylic paintings on cardboard, and received a $150 prize at the awards ceremony held at the college on Jan. 26. click for more

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Williams College Art Professor Has Book on...

Hedreen's book, "The Image of the Artist in Archaic and Classical Greece" (Cambridge University Press, 2016), uses lyric poetry and pictorial art to explore the emergence of artistic subjectivity in early Greek culture. click for more

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Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School Announces...

Fernbacher brings broad Waldorf teaching experience to her new position, including teaching at every grade level. The GBRSS Board of Trustees and Council of Teachers approve the hiring of Fernbacher to lead the class of 2025 from first grade through middle school, a period of exceptional human... click for more

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Kindergarten Registration Dates Scheduled Around...

Schools can submit their dates to be added to this list to info@iberkshires.com. click for more

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Mount Greylock Hires Architect to Look at Options...

The Mount Greylock Regional School Committee has decided to hire a Greenfield architect to help develop a plan to spend a $5 million capital endowment. The school district received the gift from Williams College last year to help cover improvements not included in the $65 million... click for more

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School Assessment Hike Draws Concern at...

The town is projecting a 5.5 percent tax increase attributable entirely to its two largest cost centers: Williamstown Elementary School and Mount Greylock Regional High School. Town Manager Jason Hoch in separate meetings Wednesday presented a fiscal 2018 budget overview to the Board of... click for more

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Pittsfield Schools Decreasing Number of...

The School Department is taking a fresh look at discipline and so far that has led to 155 fewer days of out of school suspension. Superintendent Jason McCandless presented the numbers to the School Committee on Wednesday. With a bolstering of the number of school adjustment councilors and... click for more

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Lanesborough-Williamstown Superintendent:...

The interim superintendent of the Lanesborough-Williamstown public schools sought Tuesday evening to allay concerns about the stability of the central administration. Kim Grady said that despite the appearance of uncertainty at the top of the administration, the Tri-District is on solid ground. click for more

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Adams-Cheshire Panel Questions Collins Center...

The Adams-Cheshire Regional School District was handed an ambitious set of guidelines last week to right its financial ship. Now school officials are looking to see if any of them can be put into action. The University of Massachusetts' Collins Center presented a number of options last week in a study commissioned by the town of Adams to review the regional school district's current and future status regarding finances and enrollment.

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Lanesborough-Williamstown School's Business...

For the second time in four months, the Lanesborough-Williamstown Tri-District is looking to fill one of its shared administrative positions. On Feb. 4, Business Manager Nancy Rauscher announced her intention to leave the central office in an email to the chairs of the school committees at Mount Greylock Regional, Williamstown Elementary and Lanesborough Elementary.

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BArT Hosting 'Shadow Days'

Attending a Shadow Day provides students with an opportunity to experience classes alongside current BArT students. Pre-registration is required and can be done by calling BART Enrollment Counselor Monique Nottke at 413-743-7311 (ext. 732) or by emailing her at monique.nottke@bartcharter.org.

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Drury Students to Present Comedy to...

This groundbreaking ensemble is designed for a two- fold purpose: first, a reach out to our elementary school population, utilizing theater arts as both an educational tool for growth, and second, as a service troupe for the wider community.

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BCC Announces Fall Semester Dean's List

Dean's List status is awarded to full-time students who have declared a major; completed a minimum of 12 non-repeated, traditionally graded credit hours during the fall semester; and achieved a 3.250 to 3.749 grade point average for Honors, or a 3.750 to 4.000 grade point average for High Honors.

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Adams-Cheshire Must Close $600K Gap to Apply...

The School Committee's Audit and Evaluation subcommittee on Thursday found that between closing an elementary school, negotiating health insurance and other recommendations the district needs to find more than $500,000 to reach that figure.

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Building Project Drives 5 Percent Hike in Mount...

The Mount Greylock Regional School District is looking at a 5 percent budget increase despite cost-cutting moves that slightly reduce its regular operating costs from a year ago. On Wednesday morning, the School Committee's Finance Subcommittee took a look at a draft budget that will be reviewed by the full committee next week and presented to the public next month.

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Cheshire Wants to Review Adams-Cheshire Agreement

The Selectmen want to review the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District agreement that ties the small town to its larger neighbor to educate the children of both. Selectwoman Carol Francesconi said at Tuesday's meeting that with the impending closing of an elementary school, she would like to review the district agreement with the Cheshire representatives on the School Committee.

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Mount Greylock Announces Second Quarter Honor Roll

Of the total school enrollment of 556, 311 students made Honor Roll for the second quarter.

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Morris, Williamstown Elementary Schools Honored at...

The two Berkshire County schools were among 51 schools honored for high achievement, narrowing achievement gaps between groups of students or making strong progress.

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Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School Welcomes...

The Council of Teachers and the Board of Trustees approve the hiring of Mr. French to lead the class from fifth grade through middle school, a critical period of human development.

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Lanesborough School To Consider Preschool Subsidy...

Superintendent Kimberly Grady is reinvigorating the idea of a sliding scale for preschool. The School Committee on Thursday approved the pricing for the preschool programs, which Grady says is lower than many programs while others are free. Grady hopes to one day move to a free program but for now, she is hoping to bring back subsidies for families which can't afford the full price.

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Adams-Cheshire Presented With School Closing...

Adams-Cheshire school district was presented with eight possible district configurations on Wednesday. But none offered a clear direction forward or cure-all for the district's financial and enrollment woes. The options were provided by the University of Massachusetts' Collins Center, which was commissioned by the town of Adams to study trends and goals for the regional district and tasked with finding potential paths forward.

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MCLA Announces Spring Preview Days

Check in for each Spring Preview Day begins at 10:45 a.m. in the Center for Science and Innovation. The program will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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North Adams Getting Back in Line for MSBA Project

The School Committee on Tuesday approved beginning the process toward renovating Greylock School. A statement of interest detailing structural deficiencies of the nearly 60-year-old school and their impact on educational program will be submitted to the Massachusetts School Building Authority if the City Council also approves the action next week.

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Adams-Cheshire Ask Putnam to Stay on as...

The acting Adams-Cheshire Regional superintendent has been asked to remain as the permanent superintendent of schools. The vote by the School Committee was unanimous in offering the post to Robert Putnam, who has led the three-school district in an interim capacity since July 1.

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Reid Middle School Evacuated After Hoax Bomb...

At about 11:25 this morning a secretary received a phone call saying there is a bomb in the school and it will explode at a certain time. Reid was just one of five schools across the state and two more schools in New Hampshire received the same call. Ultimately, it was determined that it was a hoax.

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