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Berkshire Education Task Force Developing Models for Collaboration

Now, it's hoping to offer pathways to school officials as they decide whether and how far to proceed toward the task force's solution of a single countywide school district.

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Education Task Force Panel Answers Questions at NBCC Forum

The vision of the Berkshire County Education Task Force is a single, countywide school district that would create sustainable educational opportunities and academic support to a dwindling student population. The controversial recommendation, made in July after two years of study and modeling, hasn't been an easy sell in the small towns fearing that consolidation means school closings and loss of local control.

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Education Task Force Keeps Focus on Creating Opportunities for Students

The Berkshire County Education Task Force on Saturday pressed forward less than 48 hours after one school district voted to step back from its participation in the effort.

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Berkshire Education Task Force Sets Strategy for Outreach

The Berkshire County Education Task Force has settled on a strategy for reporting its findings and getting feedback from town and school officials and the general public.

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Pittsfield Has Questions, But Optimistic About Educational Task Force Recommendation

City leaders still have an array of questions to ask of the Berkshire County Educational Task Forces' goal of a single district for the entire county. But, they remain optimistic that even asking those questions and having that conversation will lead to increased shared services.

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Education Task Force Takes in Reaction to Countywide District

Nearly a month after acting on the data accumulated in Phase 2 of the task force's multiyear study of the county's education system, the members at Saturday's meeting remained firm in their commitment that a single school district provides the best long-term option for providing educational opportunity and fiscal stability in a time of rising costs and declining populations county wide.

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Letter: Comments on the Recommendation of the Berkshire County Education Task Force

Like many others, I appreciate the time the members of the Berkshire Educational Task Force have spent on a challenging and important problem. Their recommendation is being discussed in a variety of places, and thus merits a response.

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Lanesborough School Chair 'Re-Energized' By Task Force Vote

School Committee Chairwoman Regina DiLego participated in 32 meetings of the Berkshire County Educational Task Force over two years. And it was exhausting. But as the group voted last Saturday to recommend a single school district for all of Berkshire County, she's become "re-energized."

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