image description

Lanesborough Elementary Earns State Commendation For MCAS Results

The elementary school was one of just 45 schools in the state to receive commendations from the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The state's 2015 accountability data gave the school scores of 98 out of a 100 in closing proficiency gaps for all Lanesborough Elementary School students and a score of 100 for those with high needs. Both of those calculated scores are above the state's target of 75. The school is again ranked a Level 1 the highest the state ranks because

image description

Adams-Cheshire Elementary Schools Improving

"I know his schedule is tight, and I get it, but it was right across the street." — Kristen Gordon

image description

Williamstown Elementary to Give PARCC Test This Spring

"This seems to me the Goldilocks moment." — Dan Caplinger

image description

Pittsfield's 2015 MCAS Scores: Good, Bad, Ugly

"We definitely saw some good. We definitely saw some bad. We definitely saw some ugly." — Jason McCandless

image description

Majority of McCann Teachers Should Recieve High Evaluation Scores

"It's a lot easier than in some of the districts where they are still use paper and pencil." — Justin Kratz

image description

Clarksburg School Committee Accept Budget, Discuss PARCC

"We were all scurrying around trying to figure it out." — Karen Gallese

image description

Pittsfield School Union Gives Residents Chance To Try PARCC

"A lot of educators are concerned with how this information will be used." — Brendan Sheran

image description

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

image description

Lanesborough Elementary Top Level School in MCAS

"That is not easy to accomplish." — Principal Ellen Boshe

image description

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

image description

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

image description

Adams-Cheshire Has New Administrators, Programs

"It was a unanimous decision by the committee as we chose Jeremiah." — Kristen Gordon

image description

Pittsfield Schools Weigh Transition From MCAS

"This move to the PARCC feels to me like a very natural next step." Superintendent Jason McCandless

More Stories