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Literacy Network Adds Two New Staff Members

The new additions come at a time when LitNet has been focused on adapting to virtual tutoring during the pandemic and has been steadily placing tutors with learners who come to the organization for help with general literacy, improving their English, and/or US citizenship application assistance. click for more

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Pool Testing in Lanesborough-Williamstown Schools...

Mount Greylock was one of the first districts to sign up and take advantage of a state-sponsored pool testing program. Essentially, samples (non-invasive nasal swabs) from a batch of individuals are bundled together into a single sample that is analyzed in the lab. click for more

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Greylock School Building Committee Preps...

The School Building Committee is preparing enrollment projections and capital planning documents to submit to the Massachusetts School Building Authority this week. click for more

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Hancock Shaker Village Improves Internship Program...

Launched in 2017, the Village's internship program engages undergraduate students in a living history museum and farm to develop professional skills and connect to career opportunities. click for more

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BCC offering Virtual Massage Therapy Information...

Information sessions provide an opportunity for prospective and accepted Massage Therapy students to learn more about the Massage Therapy program click for more

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State Wants Students Back in the Classroom in...

Gov. Charlie Baker and Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Jeffrey Riley on Tuesday outlined a phased-in process that will begin with elementary students. click for more

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MCLA To Open Registration for Summer Sessions

Summer classes at MCLA offers summer classes for MCLA undergraduate and graduate students; students from other colleges; high school students; college graduates interested in Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Master of Education (MEd) courses; or community members and others seeking... click for more

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McCann School Committee Passes Fiscal 2022 Budget

Superintendent James Brosnan presented the fiscal 2022 budget Thursday night that has increased nearly $270,000 over this year's $10,038,602 spending plan. click for more

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IS183 Adjusting to Digital Platform, Welcomes New...

Since last April, IS183 Art School has had 648 students enrolled virtually in its adult programming and 90 in the Young Artist Program. The art school had a returning student rate of 40 percent and was able to reach a new population of students nationally and internationally through a digital... click for more

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North Adams Fire Quickly...

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Pittsfield's Thistle & Mirth...

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North Adams Fire Quickly...

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As Anticipated, Williams Sees Bump in COVID-19...

Williams College saw the expected number of positive COVID-19 test results in its student population as it moved into the spring semester, officials said on Thursday. Most of those positive tests were found among students before they returned to campus.

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North Adams Schools Creates Panel to Review...

The addendum to the memorandum of understanding was approved 6-1 by the School Committee, with member Tara Jacobs voting against, at a special meeting on Thursday. The North Adams Teachers Association had approved the amendment by a two-thirds vote of attending members prior to the meeting. The agreement is in effect as of Thursday.

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BCC Offering Phlebotomy Technician Certificate

The non-credit program provides hybrid (classroom and online) instruction, laboratory simulation, and clinical site placement to train phlebotomy technicians.

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Authorities Investigating Bomb Threat at Bard...

Bard College at Simon's Rock was on lockdown Thursday after an anonymous bomb threat was emailed to the campus. The all-clear was given at 1:30 p.m. after the grounds were searched by local first responders and the state police bomb squad.

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BCC To Offer New Intro To Cybersecurity Workshop

This five-week (15 hour) workshop is a self-paced online program split into four topics that will take one week each to complete. The topics are: need for cybersecurity; cyber-attacks, concepts, and techniques; protecting your data; and protecting the organization.

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MCLA Green Living Seminar: Factors that Influence...

For the World Resources Institute (WRI), Lori Bird focuses on decarbonization by the utility sector and large buyers, increasing grid flexibility through market design and transportation electrification.

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BCC To Offer New Entrepreneurship, Studio Art...

Courses will focus on Management, Marketing, Accounting, Business Law, Communications and Economics.

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Pittsfield Curriculum Panel OKs 'Aspiring...

In its first meeting since October 2019, the curriculum subcommittee on Wednesday unanimously approved a new course for high school Seniors and Juniors titled "Aspiring Educator Foundations."

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Mount Greylock School Committee Focuses on...

The Mount Greylock Regional School District's two elementary schools want to overhaul their English language arts curriculum starting in the 2021-22 school year. That was one of the budget priorities that the schools' principals shared with the School Committee on Thursday.

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MCLA Green Living Seminar: Social Marketing &...

Green Living Seminar Series webinars are free and open to the public; community members can register for each lecture online.

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Music Academy Opens Online Courses With Expanded...

COVID-19 won't mute the Berkshires Academy for Advanced Musical Studies as the music school recently announced expanded virtual offerings. Executive Director Richard Boulger has not missed a beat throughout the novel coronavirus lockdown and was happy to say "eBAAMs" enrolment is open.

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The Berkshire Museum To Host In-Person Summer...

Registration begins Feb. 12 for Berkshire Museum members and March 18 for the general public

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Pittsfield Council Queries Mayor About Schools'...

The City Council voted to send a petition from Ward 5 Councilor Patrick Kavey and Ward 6 Councilor Dina Guiel Lampiasi to Mayor Linda Tyer requesting that the city use CARES Act funds to purchase high-efficiency particulate air filtration units for all district classrooms.

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Mount Greylock Shares Detail on Zoom Bombing, Vows...

McCandless revealed that the person who intruded in a high school virtual classroom and played racially offensive music was "a young person of color," but quickly noted that the perpetrator's intent was less relevant than the impact it had on the victims.

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Hoosac Valley Regional Begins Budget Discussions

Business Manager Erika Snyder said the district anticipates a small increase in Chapter 70 education funding typical of past years. She said funding will likely go up $30 per foundation enrollment student.

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Mount Greylock Committee on Remote vs. Hybrid...

In-person classes resumed for most students in the Mount Greylock Regional School District this week with the blessing of a secret committee created recently under a memorandum of agreement between the district and its union.

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Williams College, Partners to Seek More Accurate,...

Last week, Williams College took a big step in helping that process when it was named, along with two academic partners, the recipient of a $4.9 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as part of the non-profit's Just Futures Initiative.

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MCLA Green Living Seminar Series: Cycling for...

Most of Buehler's research has an international comparative perspective, contrasting transport and land-use policies, transport systems, and travel behavior in Western Europe and North America.

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Hoosac Valley Wants Joint Committee to Determine...

The committee voted Monday to ask Superintendent Aaron Dean to open negotiations with the teachers union to propose the creation of a panel that would have the ability to vote to reopen schools for in-person learning.

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