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Sociology Major Names Newman Civic Fellow at MCLA

As one of this year's Newman Civic Fellows, Whited – who majors in sociology at MCLA, with minors in social work and child and family studies – joins 200 other student leaders who represent Campus Compact member colleges and universities from 36 states and Washington, D.C. click for more

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St. Stan's Announces Third Quarter Honor Roll

In order to achieve high honors, a student must earn an average of 93 or better in all academic subjects. A student merits honors for an average of 85-92. click for more

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Pittsfield Council Asked To Push For State...

How the state calculates what it costs to run a school system is much different from what local officials say it actually costs. That was the message delivered to the City Council Tuesday night when the School Committee arranged a presentation from the Massachusetts Association of School... click for more

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Adams-Cheshire Weighs Emergency Amendment for...

The Adams-Cheshire Regional School Committee will seek legal counsel to see how and if Cheshire can amend the district agreement to allow the town to fund Cheshire Elementary School on its own for one year. Cheshire Selectwoman Carol Francesconi on Monday asked the committee if it was possible... click for more

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Mount Greylock School Looking For Regionalization...

Full regionalization of the Mount Greylock School District is expected to go to a vote in the fall. Considerations of fully regionalize the district have been ongoing since 2013 and is eyed to bring efficiency to the administration of three schools. Currently, Williamstown Elementary, Mount... click for more

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BCC Students to be Inducted Into National Honor...

Phi Theta Kappa is the national honor society of junior and community colleges in the United States. The purpose of the society is to recognize and encourage scholarship among students. click for more

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Local Schools Receive Olmsted Awards from Williams...

Each district will receive $5,000 for professional and curricular development projects. click for more

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MCLA Makes It Official With Inauguration of...

James F. "Jamie" Birge hadn't intended to become a college president. After interviewing dozens of presidents of colleges large and small, private and public, for his dissertation in leadership studies, he came away with the impression it was too difficult, too demanding and fraught with... click for more

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'Farm to Hand' Food Truck Wins MCLA's First...

Twenty-seven teams of two to five students entered the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Challenge last fall, the first-ever competition held by Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and funded by the Feigenbaum Fund and Jack and Susy Wadsworth. After months of research, planning, and guidance by mentors, four finalist teams stood to present their business plans.

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Mount Greylock Counselor, Lanesborough School...

A Mount Greylock Regional School guidance counselor and member of the Lanesborough Elementary School Committee said on Wednesday that he regretted a "crude joke" on social media that led to condemnation by alumni of the high school.

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Cheshire Makes Final Moves to Keep Elementary...

The town will vote to make an emergency amendment to the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District agreement that may allow it to alone fund Cheshire Elementary School for a year. Resident Jeremy McLain told the Selectmen on Tuesday that his group has a petition with more than 250 signatures asking the town's state representatives to find emergency funds to keep to school open. However, the Selectmen are putting an article on the annual town meeting just in case the state does not come through.

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McCann Tech Gets $15,000 From Haas Foundation for...

Scholarships, tools, recertification programs. Those are some of the ideas being taken up for a $15,000 grant made to McCann Technical School's machine technology program by the Gene Haas Foundation. This is the second Haas grant to a local school; last week, Taconic High School's manufacturing program received $10,000 toward scholarships.

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World War 2 Veteran Shares His Story With Reid...

It was like pins and needles. That's what Bill Weigle, a World War 2 pilot, told the Reid Middle School eighth-grade class of his flights during the war. He never knew when or if a German fighter would appear near him and shoot him down. "I did not come here to tell you I'm a hero because I'm not. But we were on pins and needles the whole time," Weigle said.

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Cheshire Students Earn Right to Throw Pies at...

If the challenge of 1,500 books was met, the top 15 students would be able to throw a pie in Bachli's face at the school's "Book Blast Ceremony."

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Lola Greene Legacy Scholarship Applications...

A one-time grant of $250-$500 will be awarded to a graduating high school senior from Berkshire County who is planning to continue to study Latin and/or the Classics in college.

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Wiliams Junior Wins Truman Scholarship

DeLoi is one of 62 recipients chosen from an applicant pool of 768 from 315 colleges and universities. Truman Scholars receive up to $30,000 in support for graduate study, in addition to leadership training, graduate school and career counseling, and access to special internship opportunities within the federal government.

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BCC Phi Theta Kappa Scholars Honored at State...

Cheryl Bassett and Mary Mick were among a small group of scholars honored as the highest academic achievers of the community colleges system and were presented with medallions and certificates for being named to Phi Theta Kappa’s All-Massachusetts Academic Team.

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Pittsfield Residents Oppose School Budget Cuts at...

Ava Mungin is who children come to when they need help. When they are hungry, they go to Mungin. When they are sick, they come to Mungin. When they want to get off drugs, they come to Mungin.

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Total Eclipse Preview Enthralls Williamstown...

Pasachoff and Williams sophomore Brendan Rosseau came to WES on April 4 to talk about the eclipse, which will only be at 70 percent strength here in Williamstown, meaning "it won't get very dark and you won't barely know what's happening," he said.

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Haas Foundation Grants 10K For Manufacturing...

Taconic High School manufacturing students will now have an easier time pursuing careers thanks to the Gene Haas Foundation. The Haas Foundation is granting the program $10,000 to provide scholarships to graduates. The foundation was started by the owner of Haas Automation, a company which builds the manufacturing machines, with a $20 million donation.

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Cheshire Selectmen Tired of Adams' Influence Over...

The Selectmen said they have had enough of Adams influencing the regional school district and will hold a meeting with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education without them.

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Drury High Students Creating Sign for North Adams...

The Planning Board on Monday approved a sign designed and being built by Drury High School students that will be located on River Street. The park was installed last year but its location — tucked against a slope in a far corner of the park at River and Houghton — has made it difficult for some to find.

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Adams-Cheshire School Committee Unanimously Adopts...

School Committee members overcame weeks of dissension related to the closing of an elementary to finally approve a $19.2 million budget for fiscal 2018. The Adams-Cheshire Regional School Committee first failed to close on a budget number already accepted by its larger partner Adams, splitting along town lines. It debated going higher or pursuing a "supplemental budget" that would allow Cheshire School to remain open but those efforts were dropped Monday night when it became apparent they were

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Plunkett Students Learn STEM Skills In Explore!...

More than 60 C.T. Plunkett School students in Grades 3-5 were scattered throughout the school last week participating in STEM enrichment sessions. Teacher Laura Scholz said the children have been staying after school over the past month to partake in seven different hands-on activities using science, technology, engineering and math through the Explore program.

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Education Task Force Seeks Community Input,...

Five "community aspiration" meetings are scheduled this month for parents, educators and community members to share expectations, aspirations, and concerns for the future of preK-12 public education in Berkshire County.

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Seventeen Williams Students, Alumnae Awarded...

All Fulbrighters work, live with and learn from the people of their host country, sharing daily experiences and working to develop academic and professional expertise.

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'Dear World' Project to Visit MCLA

"Dear World" is an interactive project that explores the subtle and powerful connections between students, faculty and staff at college campuses around the world. To date, the organization has taken more than 50,000 portraits.

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Clarksburg School Clips Summer Break to Extend...

School gets out on June 23 to make up seven snow days (to date) after a rough winter. And they'll be heading back into the classroom on Aug. 28, the Monday before Labor Day.

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