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TOP STORIES AROUND THE COUNTY
Pittsfield Schools Weigh Transition From MCAS
"This move to the PARCC feels to me like a very natural next step." Superintendent Jason McCandless   1 Comment

North Adams School Committee Praises District
"It's all kid-driven, the kids do incredible work." — Chris Caproni   2 Comments

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

Williamstown Elementary Looks Inside MCAS Numbers
"Level 2 is not Level 1, but it's not bad." — Joelle Brookner

Pittsfield School Committee Reviews MCAS Deficiencies
The 2012 scores showed slight drops in English, Math and Science for both high needs students and the overall student population.

MCAS Data Shows Pittsfield, Adams, North Adams Schools Under Performing
The new method, the Progress and Performance Index, assesses the school with the goal of reducing proficiency gaps in half by 2017 instead of the 100 percent proficiency goals of set by No Child Left Behind.   1 Comment

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