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Williams College Senior Wins Carnegie Junior...

Each year, approximately 12 to 14 students are selected to work as research assistants at the Carnegie Endowment, one of the world’s leading think tanks, which specializes in international affairs. click for more

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BCC Names New Director of Human Resources

Since last fall, Loiodice has served as special assistant to the president at BCC, focusing on Title IX and affirmative action. click for more

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Williams College Admits 1,205 Students to Class of...

The students possess a remarkable range of perspectives and interests, both academic and co-curricular, that are as varied as their bios. The admitted class includes talented visual and performing artists, athletes, student government representatives, entrepreneurs, volunteers, and community... click for more

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BCC Remembers Beloved Dean, Charlie Kaminski

Thomas Tyning described his late friend Charles Kaminski as a "six-foot-two Paddington bear," with a cavernous voice that seemed to emanate from the depths of his heart and yet the kind of quality that put people at ease." Kaminski - known as Chuck to some, Charlie to others - loved nature,... click for more

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Williams Alum Wins Knight-Hennessy Scholarship

The scholarship allows recipients to pursue graduate studies at Stanford University. Fourakis will be one of 69 scholars from around the world to begin their studies this fall, as part of the 2019 cohort of Knight-Hennessy Scholars. click for more

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Steiner School Taps New First-Grade Teacher

Taiga was selected from a pool of applicants after an international search. At the Steiner School, as in most Waldorf schools worldwide, grade-school class teachers practice "looping," moving through the grade school curriculum with their classes and building strong, long-term relationships, for up... click for more

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Williamstown Fifth-Grader Advances to State GeoBee

This is the second level of the National Geographic GeoBee competition, which is now in its 31st year. School GeoBees were held in schools with fourth- through eighth-grade students throughout the state to determine each school champion. Everett came in first at Williamstown Elementary. click for more

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Hoosac Valley High Students Perform 'Fiddler On...

Keplinger said there are more than 40 students from Grades 8 through 12 involved. This includes the cast, the pit band, stage crew, and the tech crew. click for more

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McCandless Asks 5.7 Percent Increase for...

Superintendent Jason McCandless is asking for a $3.4 million increase to the school's budget. The large 5.7 percent increase comes as Gov. Charlie Baker has proposed a budget that gives the city $3.7 million more in Chapter 70 state aid for schools. The request comes with a number of new... click for more

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Drury Announces Second Quarter Honor Roll

Drury High School has announced its honor roll for the second quarter of the 2018-19 school year.

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Miss Hall's School Announces Head's List, Honor...

For Head's List recognition, students must have taken five major, full-credit courses and must maintain a minimum grade-point average of 92, with no single grade below B-plus. For Honor Roll recognition, students must have taken five major, full-credit courses and must maintain a minimum grade-point average of 86, with no single grade below B-minus.

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Gabriel Abbott Announces Second Trimester Honor...

Gabriel Abbott Memorial School has announced its honor roll for the second trimester of the 2018-19 school year.

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Adams-Cheshire School Committee Approves 2020...

The Adams-Cheshire Regional School Committee voted Monday to certify a fiscal 2020 budget of $20,099,487 that represents a 1.77 percent increase.

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Region 1 Science Fair Encourages Student Research

Displays ranging from wall-climbing robots to talking to plants to red dye in sports drinks to coral bleaching were set up on the Amsler Campus Center at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, offering a chance for students to explain their projects and move on to the annual state fair.

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Mount Greylock Audience Urged to Have 'Courage' to...

So there's work to be done — and that work will involve white people doing the heavy lifting, he told the couple hundred people who came out on March 6 to hear his presentation in the brand new Mt. Greylock auditorium.

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Teachers' Union Rallies Support for Increased...

When the school gymnasium is full of excitement and noise for a rally, there are some children don't respond well. They put cover their heads and cry. But, they wouldn't if they had a paraprofessional with them. A couple of years ago the city of Pittsfield cut more than 30 paraprofessional positions from the school's budget and parent Starr Williams asks that people envision each one of those paraprofessionals as being one child covering their heads and crying.

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North Adams Awarded Grant to Expand...

In collaboration with Child Care of the Berkshires, the North Adams Public Schools has been awarded $285,549 to create a new full-day pre-kindergarten program located at Brayton Elementary School, and to expand an existing program currently operated by Child Care of the Berkshires at Monument Square.

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Housatonic High Wakes Up With Musical 'Rip Van...

The Housatonic Musical Theatre Society, entering its 16th year at Housatonic Valley Regional High School, will present Rip Van Winkle: The Musical for one weekend only.

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North Adams School Officials Endorse Resolution on...

School officials on Tuesday approved a resolution supporting changes to the Chapter 70 state aid formula for education that could bring more than $2 million in state funding to the North Adams Public Schools.

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Mount Greylock School Committee Prepares Fiscal...

The Mount Greylock Regional School District budget is tracking to deliver a 2.5 percent increase in its operating budget assessment to the town of Williamstown and a 2.2 percent hike to Lanesborough.

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Mount Greylock Announces Second Quarter Honor Roll

Students are placed on the honor roll when their quarterly letter grades average a B or better, and when the student receives no grade lower than a B- in all graded classes.

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Adams-Cheshire Considers $20M Budget for Fiscal...

A public hearing on the budget was held last week and the School Committee is expected to vote on the budget next week.

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Second Wine Tasting Scheduled to Support...

Seven school teachers were able to hone their craft over the summer in ways they previously wouldn't have been able to. One took courses on how to better teach children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, another to bolster literacy, another to work deeper with curriculum, another learned to speak Spanish to communicate better. The seven teachers were all given grants to attend conferences or classes by the Pittsfield Education Foundation.

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Southern Vermont College to Close Doors

In an announcement made Monday morning, President David R. Evans cited declining enrollment, financial pressure, and adverse action by the college's regional accreditor concerning institutional resources.

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Preschool, Kindergarten Registrations Scheduled...

All students, regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or homelessness, have equal access to the general education program and the full range of any occupational, vocational programs offered by public school districts.

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Pine Cobble Alumnus Give Students DNA Lesson

And so on Feb. 27, in front of the school's students who were as little as pre-K and kindergarteners and as big as eighth- and ninth-graders, DeWitt bounced around the room to give an energetic science lesson on a subject that could potentially be scary: DNA.

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BCC Announces Adjunct Faculty Fellow, Several...

Berkshire Community College has hired a new director of Safety and Security and a new building maintenance supervisor II. It has also announced it has a new adjunct faculty fellow and interim dean of Business, Science, Mathematics and Technology.

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Pittsfield Schools Projecting Surplus But With...

Tuition payments are down significantly this year but the savings is being eaten up by other areas of the school budget. Deputy Superintendent Kristin Behnke provided the School Committee with a mid-year budget report on Wednesday. The good news is that the trend appears to a show a surplus at the end of the year, thanks to the tuition savings and other under budget trending lines.

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Adams-Cheshire School Officials Prepare For Budget...

Business Manager Erika Snyder gave the School Committee a brief overview Monday of a budget that represents a 1.8 percent increase over fiscal 2019's $19,750,146 spending plan.

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