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TOP STORIES AROUND THE COUNTY
North Adams School Officials Back Coalition Protesting Mandates, Testing
"What this is saying is it's become too much for a lot of us and for the school system in general." — John Hockridge

Lanesborough Elementary Top Level School in MCAS
"That is not easy to accomplish." — Principal Ellen Boshe

Williamstown School Committee Preps for Superintendent Uncertainty
"I don't want to be in violation of the law because of our dependence on a partner that might be in a position where they can't make that decision." — Richard Reynolds

McCann Strategizes on Pumping Up MCAS Scores
"When you are a high-achieving school, and they want you to show growth, there is not a whole lot of room to grow." — Justin Kratz

Adams-Cheshire Has New Administrators, Programs
"It was a unanimous decision by the committee as we chose Jeremiah." — Kristen Gordon

Pittsfield Schools Weigh Transition From MCAS
"This move to the PARCC feels to me like a very natural next step." Superintendent Jason McCandless

North Adams School Committee Praises District
"It's all kid-driven, the kids do incredible work." — Chris Caproni

Education Secretary Malone Shares Insight on New Testing
"From what you just described to me, you already sound 10 times more prepared than most other places we've talked to." — Michael Malone

Williamstown Elementary Committee Assesses MCAS Results
"In a nutshell, we are well above the state average for proficient [pupils]." — Joelle Brookner

Adams-Cheshire School Picked for PARCC Field Testing
When Massachusetts issues its initial series of tests next year, C.T. Plunkett Elementary School in Adams will be one of the first to administer them.

Mount Greylock Touts College Contribution, Looks at MCAS Results
"Williams certainly sees much to applaud in the way the school has handled the fund." — James Kolesar

McCann Starts Year With Rise in Enrollment, New Library
"It gives us a lot of flexibility. It gives us more seating capacity. It's comfortable and it's 2013." — James Brosnan

North Adams School Committee Reviews MCAS Results
"My goal is to just go slow and steady and keep moving forward." — Superintendent James Montepare

Berkshire Arts & Tech Charter School Touts MCAS Scores
"You're growing more than anybody else [in the county]. We're going to continue to go up and up and up." — April West

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