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Williams College Senior Named a Rhodes Scholar

Najam has been selected to join a class of approximately 100 students from more than 60 countries worldwide to receive this distinguished scholarship to study at Oxford University next year. She is Williams' 40th Rhodes Scholar. click for more

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Williams Names Schumann Visiting Professor in...

During his time at Williams, Phillips plans to organize public lectures and forums on campus and teach the course Democratic Vistas, a seminar that will focus on the ways in which texts create nuanced representations of democratic ideals and practices, as well as representations of the failures of... click for more

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BArT Announces First Quarter Honor Roll

Berkshire Arts & Technology (BArT) Charter Public School has announced the students who made honor roll for the first quarter of the 2019-20 school year. click for more

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Mount Greylock School Committee Holds Questionable...

But a possibly illegal aspect of the vote designed to appease proponents of a new athletic field opens to question the validity of the action. click for more

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Mount Greylock School Committee to Decide on...

One key issue in deciding Tuesday's question: Does the School Committee want to pull the trigger and install lavatory fixtures in those public restrooms now or build the space and install the plumbing to allow for full restrooms down the road. click for more

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Five Candidates Running for 3 North Adams School...

There are five candidates running for three four-year seats on the North Adams School Committee. The incumbents running for re-election are Karen Bond and Tara Jacobs; they are being challenged by Emily Daunis, Robert J. Moulton Jr. and David Sookey III. click for more

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Williamstown Fin Comm Weighs in on Mount Greylock...

Much — but not all — of the opposition to date has centered on the potential adverse impact to the environment and students' health. The Fin Comm discussion did not touch on those arguments, instead sticking to reasons the field may or may not make sense from a financial standpoint. click for more

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BCC Hires New Faculty and Staff, Reorganizes Staff...

Berkshire Community College has hired new faculty and staff on campus – as well as new titles for other current staff. click for more

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Williams College Announces Tenure for Latino/a...

The appointment took effect July 1, 2019. click for more

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North Adams Council Puts...

A locally organized group of...

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Williamstown Fin Comm Weighs...

Much — but not all — of the...

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Mount Greylock School...

Last week's vote tied a...

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Alicandri Siblings Take Top Drury High Spot Two...

Francisco Alicandri, a senior and the student representative on the School Committee, was presented with the Superintendent's Certificate for Academic Excellence on Tuesday. His sister, Vincienza, had earned the same honor last year.

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Berkshire Workforce Board Hires Second Career...

Ruthann Eagen will be responsible for assisting the Berkshire Workforce Board youth director with coordinating strategies to further enhance career readiness systems and programming within the public school systems in Southern Berkshire County.

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Bishop of Springfield Diocese Visits St. Stan's...

Rozanski was greeted by each class he visited with an enthusiastic group wave and "Hi, Bishop!" A lot of parishioners toured the school along with him. Rozanski liked what he saw.

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McCandless Staying on as Pittsfield Superintendent...

Mayor Linda Tyer, while appearing on Live 95.9's "Slater and Marjo in the Morning" on Friday, said the superintendent isn't leaving the area.

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Lee Middle and High School Teacher Wins $10,000...

She will receive a $10,000 award for study or travel to enrich her teaching, and the school will receive a $2,000 grant in her name.

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Lee Middle and High School Announces New National...

Lee Middle and High School conducted its annual induction ceremony for new members to the school’s chapter of the National Honor Society on Thursday, Oct. 17.

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Pittsfield School Committee Concerned With Teacher...

The reported was shared by Superintendent Jason McCandless at last Wednesday's meeting. School Committee member William Cameron noted that some of the exiting employees were only hired at the beginning of the school year.

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Noted 'Edu-Tainer' Brings Message of Tolerance to...

Educators who gathered this month at Mount Greylock Regional School were reminded that those bags are just part of the baggage.

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Wahconah Unveils Banner Marking National Unified...

Wahconah Regional High School Friday unveiled a banner recognizing it as a Special Olympics National Unified Champion School.

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Pittsfield Superintendent Seeking New...

After McCandless' evaluation by the School Committee on Wednesday, he confirmed that he is a finalist for the superintendent's position of the Silver Lake Regional School District in Kingston, just north of Plymouth.

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Pittsfield Students Receive Superintendent Award

Superintendent Jason McCandless began Wednesday's School Committee with a presentation honoring two of the highest achieving students in the school system.

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Cheshire Welcomes New School Superintendent Aaron...

There has been frequent turnover in the position lately. Dean is the third person to hold the top education post in as many years but says he's in for the long haul.

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McCann Scores High on MCAS Tests

On the math portion of the test, McCann claimed a 94 percent passing rate; the state average is 91 percent.

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Mount Greylock Parents Split on Merging Winter &...

Mount Greylock's director of academic technology reported on results of a survey to gauge support for revising the school calendar to consolidate the February and April vacation weeks into a single week off in March.

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MCAS Results Mixed for Hoosac Valley Regional...

Standardized test results were a mixed bag for the Hoosac Valley Regional School and although there was some progress, the district was penalized because of incomplete data.

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Adams-Cheshire Improving School Building Security

School Committee member Michael Mucci told the committee Monday that the district will make some substantial security upgrades before the close of the year through grant funds.

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With Heating Set, Clarksburg School Turns to...

The school received a $35,000 state grant to address security concerns. Barnes said she had not detailed the need for a public address system but felt that also falls under security.

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New Voices Heard in Mount Greylock Turf Field...

Although the idea of an artificial turf field is not particularly new for the district, it has generated widespread interest in the community in the months since the School Committee authorized the initial RFP in the spring.

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Pittsfield High School Names 45 AP Scholars

During the 2019 exam administration, 219 students took 392 exams in 21 different subject areas. PHS has the largest AP program in Berkshire County and is also the only local high school offering the College Board's AP Capstone Program.

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