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Wahconah Seniors Sign 'Letters of Intent' to Go into Teaching

The occasion, designed to mimic the rite of passage often given to high school athletes signing letters of intent to play intercollegiate athletics at their chosen school, celebrated a more informal but still passionate pledge to use the "next level" to get back to elementary, middle and secondary schools that produced the soon-to-be grads.

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Pittsfield Gets Grant to Help Recruit Teachers of Color

The School Department reeled in a $42,000 grant to help recruit new teachers, particularly those of color. Superintendent Jason McCandless said the program will connect teachers studying at North Carolina Agriculture and Technical University. In the summer the district will bring a group of the students studying there to the Berkshires, introduce them to the school system, show them around the area, and talk to them about the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure.

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