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Berkshire School Committees Considering District Consolidations
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
11:04PM / Monday, June 22, 2015
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LEE, Mass. — This year more than 60 teachers countywide could lose their jobs because of budget cuts.

School districts from Great Barrington to North Adams are struggling to support the ever-growing costs of public education.

With high school enrollment decreasing to what is eyed to be about 4,689 in just 10 years, school committee members across the county are wondering if now is the time to consolidate the more than a dozen high schools.

A coalition of school committees met with state legislators Monday in forum about what needs to be done to curb the cost of education spending.

"This is a conversation we probably should have had five years ago," said state Rep. William

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Lanesborough Considering Additional Kindergarten Class
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
02:37AM / Friday, June 19, 2015
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LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — The first decision the new School Committee faces will be what to do with the kindergarten class.

Principal Ellen Boshe said she was concerned with the size of the kindergarten class and that any additions during the summer could pose a problem. She is asking the School Committee to break the one class of 25 students into two.

"That's huge," Boshe said of the class. "I'm really concerned with the kindergarten at 25 ... my recommendation would be to split that into two."

Right now, there is only one section in kindergarten, first grade, and fifth grade. The other single sections are at 15 for first grade and 21 in fifth grade. There

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Williams Joins Program to Connect Recent Veterans with Colleges
12:05PM / Wednesday, June 10, 2015
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Williams College is among the participating schools in a new initiative by Service to School (S2S) to connect high-achieving veterans with some of the most highly selective colleges and universities.

Along with Williams, Cornell University, the University of Chicago, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Smith College, and Yale University are partnering in the new program, called VetLink. Through VetLink, S2S will identify qualified U.S. military veterans, introduce them to partner colleges, and mentor them through the college search and admissions process.

S2S will provide its partner schools with an effective way to identify, evaluate, and accept

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McCann Tech Postsecondary Graduates Persevered
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
10:34PM / Monday, June 08, 2015
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Before they danced their degrees out the McCann Technical School gym to the strains of "Uptown Funk," the postsecondary graduating class of 2015 had put in a tough year getting through their demanding courses.

Superintendent James Brosnan said the graduates in all four disciplines could be summed up in one word: perseverance.

"Not only did you overcome the worst winter we have had in 20 years to be here to accomplish what you did, but you came in in a very short period of time — one year — and took on a rigorous program of study," he said. "You got to know each other, none of you knew each other when you arrived, but you

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Mount Greylock Scholarships & Awards 2015
05:36PM / Monday, June 08, 2015
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The following awards were presented at Mount Greylock Regional School's Class Night and graduation on Tuesday, June 2, and Saturday, June 6, respectively.

Miranda Jennifer Dils Jake William Kobrin Wellness Award: Laura Helen Galib & David James Majetich Music Award: Jake William Kobrin Taylor Michael-Thomas Carlough Rosalee Polinsky Walter Ariadna Raquel Benito, Sam Stewart Kobrin, Miranda Jennifer Dils, David James Majetich, Jake Bennett Foehl, Colby Michael Masse, Laura Helen Galib, Jacob David Kendell Paul, Alexandra Catherine Gilardi, Emily Mae Sabin, Thomas Frederick Graf, Thomas Joseph Schoorlemmer, Connor Charles Hadley,

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CEO to Williams Grads: Do Your Part to Clean Up 'Messy' World
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
05:56PM / Sunday, June 07, 2015
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The college also conferred four honorary degrees. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The CEO of Xerox told Williams College's graduates to do their part to clean up the "messy world" they enter from Sunday's 226th Commencement Exercises.   "We live in a world of both sobering challenges and awesome opportunities," Ursula M. Burns told the grads. "As you leave this serene campus, you realize there is something very wrong in America."   Burns then ticked off a range of problems ranging from the nation's frequently broken political system to an education system incapable of preparing students for the 21st century to "the

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Mount Greylock Grads Told: Don't Stop Complainin'
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
08:55PM / Saturday, June 06, 2015
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The teacher chosen by Mount Greylock's senior class as the Teacher of the Year encouraged the graduates to never stop complaining.   "I love that you talk," Matthew Fisher told the class. "For the past three years, I've never had a quiet class. ... If I ask a question, I get 12 responses. You are spirited, you're well-rounded, you're active and, lastly, you complain.   "I love that you complain — constantly."   Fisher recalled the words from a commencement exercise in his past, where one of his fellow students said, "Complaints are the key. That incites change."   "So keep

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BArT Graduates Find Their Voices
By Stephen Dravis,
03:14PM / Saturday, June 06, 2015
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ADAMS, Mass. — Before the members of BArT's graduating class received their diplomas, they heard from their school's director, its principal, the director of the Northern Berkshires Community Coalition's Neighbors Program, and their fellow students.   And the graduates were reminded that sometimes the most important voice is their own.   "Most of my time at BArT, I spent making sure that I wasn't the one who stood out in a crowd," class speaker Ciera Jeanne Dowling told the crowd assembled in the new gymnasium at the Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter Public School.   "But as you all know, being a student at BArT Charter makes that

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Mount Greylock Narrows Building Concepts to Three
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
01:29AM / Friday, June 05, 2015
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Mount Greylock School Building Committee on Thursday selected three conceptual designs — two addition/renovations, one new construction — to forward to the Massachusetts School Building Authority.   The committee selected the drastically different options for add/renos: one that will retain only the gymnasium wing of the current junior-senior high school and another that maximizes the existing building, lopping off only a 1968 addition.   For a new build, the committee favored one of two concepts presented that builds on the green space behind the existing school building.   Now all three plans will be reviewed by the MSBA to see

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Mount Greylock Graduation Speakers Selected
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
05:29PM / Wednesday, June 03, 2015
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Mount Greylock Regional School on Wednesday announced the two seniors chosen to speak at the school's commencement ceremony.   Ian Scott Brink was selected by the class of 2015, and Jacqueline Elizabeth van Slycke was selected by the school's faculty to speak at the event, scheduled for Saturday, June 6, at 5 p.m.   The title of Brink's speech is "The Greylock Experience."   While at Mount Greylock, Brink's academic program included honors and Advanced Placement classes. He was selected to attend the Berkshire County Student Leadership Summit in his sophomore year, and in his senior year was chosen to present at the

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