BArT Charter Public School Teacher Honored

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ADAMS, Mass. — Susan Lubell, director of special education for Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter Public School, has been selected as the 2018 Educator Alumnus/Alumna of the Year by MCLA.

The commonwealth's nine state universities each honor annually one alumnus or alumna. This honor is bestowed on Lubell this year by MCLA on the basis of her "outstanding contribution to the field of educational leadership" and as acknowledgement of her "status as a champion and role model in education."


MCLA recognized Lubell at an on-campus event on Thursday, May 3, and an event at the State House in Boston on May 22.

In addition, BArT has been recognized by US News & World Report as the 34th best public school in Massachusetts. In the magazine's ranking of the 354 Massachusetts schools, BArT was one of just two Berkshire County schools included in the top 50 this year.


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Suffrage Centennial Committee Kicks Off Yearlong Celebration

By Jeff SnoonianiBerkshires Correspondent

Cassandra Peltier as Alva Belmont Vanderbilt, a prominent figure in the suffrage movement.
ADAMS, Mass. — About 75 people filled The Manor on Saturday afternoon for the kickoff event of a yearlong celebration of Susan B. Anthony and the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote.
 
The event at St. John Paul II Parish's Italianate mansion was organized by the Adams Suffrage Centennial Celebration Committee. The committee serves as an advisory committee to the Board of Selectmen. 
 
Anthony was born in Adams and was a social reformer best known for spearheading the women's suffrage movement. She was also involved in the anti-slavery movement, collecting signatures for petitions as a teen, the temperance (prohibition of alcohol) movement, and women's financial rights.
 
Retired school teacher Mary Whitman, committee member and host for the day, shared why Anthony's work was so important. 
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