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North Adams, Pittsfield Educators Rally for School Funding

Educators and supporters in the county's two cities rallied on Monday for more educational funding even as school officials prepare for budget scenarios that could cost dozens of teaching positions and school closures.

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Dire Outlook for School Budgets Across Commonwealth

The Joint Committee on Education took more than four hours of testimony from state education officials, school administrators, teachers, parents and other stakeholders in an virtual oversight hearing on "Remote Learning and the Status of K-12 Education."

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Berkshire Educators Rally Support For 'Fund Our Future' Campaign

The state Senate's budget would give an additional $5 million in funding to Pittsfield Public Schools. But, is only addressing one of four areas cited by the Foundation Formula Budget Review Commission, which found in 2015 that the state has dramatically underfunded the public schools for health care, special education, English language learners, and economically disadvantaged students.

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