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State Urging Clarksburg to Expand Beyond Stamford...

Superintendent John Franzoni said the Department of Education has told school officials to take a deeper look at regionalization with other school districts beyond an interstate agreement with Stamford, Vt. click for more

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MCLA Enters 125th Year With Calls for Collegiality

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is hoping to enter an era of "good feelings" this semester, with a goal that the college community should treat each other better. click for more

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McCann Technical School Bus Routes 2019

McCann Technical School opens for the school year Thursday, Sept. 5. click for more

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McCann Tech Opening Day 2019

McCann Technical School will open at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5, for Grades 9 through 12. click for more

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New Adams-Cheshire Superintendent to Start Next...

The Adams-Cheshire Regional School Committee has approved new Superintendent Aaron Dean's contract. click for more

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Williams Professor Wins Award for New Research in...

This award recognizes research that has pushed forward the state-of-the-art, opened new research directions, and had a significant practical impact on the computing field as a whole over the past decade. click for more

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Pittsfield Public Schools Set Opening Dates for...

The Pittsfield Public Schools will open Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, with individual grades operating according to the following schedule. click for more

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North Adams Public School Bus Routes 2019-20

The North Adams Public Schools open Tuesday, Sept. 3, for Grades kindergarten through 8 and transferring Drury High students; school will be open for all grades on Wednesday. click for more

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BCC Announces New Deans, Directors and Staff...

Berkshire Community College has announced the hiring of new deans, directors and staff on campus as well as new titles for a variety of current staff. click for more

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North Adams Schools Set Opening Day 2019

Elementary and high school students in the North Adams Public Schools in Grades K-8, along with Drury students newly transferring from another school, will begin school on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. On Wednesday, Sept. 4, all students in kindergarten through Grade 12 will attend school.

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Mount Greylock Begins Talk of Curtailing Cell...

The middle-high school's School Council on Tuesday discussed modifications to the handbook that would curtail student use of cell phones during school hours.

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McCann Ready to Start New School Year With a Few...

The McCann School Committee met Thursday night in North Adams for what will be the last meeting of the year before students report in a week.

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Junior Achievement Recognizes Founder Murray Crane

A century ago, Sen. Winthrop Murray Crane joined with two other prominent business leaders to create an organization that would help prepare young people for careers in an industrialized society. Junior Achievement, now an international organization, has touched the lives of more than 100 million young people since it founding.

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Adams-Cheshire Taps Pittsfield Principal For...

After brief discussion at its regular meeting Monday, the School Committee unanimously voted to hire the principal of Pittsfield's Crosby Elementary School as the district's new top administrator.

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Adams-Cheshire Committee Interviews Superintendent...

The full committee on Thursday interviewed superintendent candidates Aaron Dean, principal of Pittsfield's Crosby Elementary School, and Beth Choquette, principal of Northampton's Bridge Street School. Both have previously worked for Adams-Cheshire.

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Pittsfield City Council Accepts Increased Chapter...

City Council approved a spending plan for the nearly $1.3 million Chapter 70 increase that will improve the district's alternative school and fill staffing gaps.

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Two Will Be Interviewed For Adams-Cheshire...

Only two candidates will be interviewed Thursday for the Adams Cheshire Regional School District superintendent position with candidate Martin McEvoy withdrawing his name from consideration.

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Pittsfield Schools Launching New African-American...

Mabel Hamilton remembers when stories of the African American history wasn't just passed down from family to family, it was reinforced in schools. The city school system had offered African American studies classes, delving into the history and contributions of the black community as part of the American story. But a few decades ago, the school district cut the class and that history faded from the curriculum.

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Pittsfield School Committee Accepts Increased...

The School Committee set a spending plan for an extra $1.3 million increase in state funding that it hadn't anticipated Monday night. The plan is eyed to benefit the middle and elementary schools as well as alternative programs.

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Field Debate Causes Friction on Mount Greylock...

The Mount Greylock School Committee Thursday considered questions that have been raised about a plan to install an artificial turf field at the middle-high school including concerns raised by members of the committee itself. But one committee member and strong advocate for maintaining the course agreed upon earlier this spring said the time for asking questions is over.

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Berkshire Business Interns Recognized for Summer...

The Berkshire Business Interns, winnowed from more than 500 applications this past spring, worked in 20 different organizations, businesses and municipalities throughout the county this summer. About two-thirds hail from the Berkshires.

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Miss Hall's School Names Dean of Equity and...

In this new role, Lima Jones will provide direction and leadership for diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives at Miss Hall's, working closely with students and adults to facilitate a culture of inclusivity on and beyond the MHS campus

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Vt., Mass. Merger Committee Begins Planning Next...

For the committee on Monday night, the goal was to craft a request for proposals for a part-time consultant to work over the next seven months.

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Adams-Cheshire Chooses Three Superintendent...

The superintendent search committee greenlighted Berkshires County residents Beth Choquette, Aaron Dean, and Martin McEvoy for finalist interviews.

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Scientific Evidence Unclear on Risk of Artificial...

Even proponents of the turf will concede the first two points, admitting that "turf burn" abrasions are a real and that synthetic surfaces do get hotter than natural grass.

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Clarksburg Town Meeting OKs Further School Merger...

Of the 78 voters who attended the special town meeting at Clarksburg School, only about a half-dozen voted against further research on the merger.

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Clarksburg Voters to Decide School Merger Option

A special town meeting on Wednesday will determine if the town will continue planning a school district merger with neighboring Stamford, Vt.

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Williams Professor Wins Award Astronomy Research...

The award is given to an individual or individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the public understanding and appreciation of astronomy.

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Imagineers Welcome at Brayton Summer Science Camp

Just because school is out doesn't mean learning has to stop so 150 city pupils spent the month of July strengthening their science muscles.

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