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Education Task Force Seeks Community Input, Aspirations
02:39PM / Monday, April 10, 2017
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Berkshire County Education Task Force is seeking input as it develops recommendations for county schools.    Five "community aspiration" meetings are scheduled this month for parents, educators and community members to share expectations, aspirations, and concerns for the future of preK-12 public education in Berkshire County.   The first session is this Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' Church Street Center.   Despite having high-quality educators, say task force officials, the educational opportunities available to children and young people in Berkshire County are threatened by the region's

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County's Students Inspired To 'Envision Their Future' At Youth Conference
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
11:31AM / Saturday, April 08, 2017
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Some of the workshops got the students more in touch with their artistic side, while others taught students about job-searching resources available in the community. PITTSFIELD, Mass, — The morning started with a "when I was your age" type story from children's author Ty Allan Jackson.   Jackson was speaking over the sound of the rain beating on the top of a large party tent. His audience: just about 120 high school students from across the county. When he was their age, the ghettos of New York City had broken education systems, there were issues of poverty and crime. And nobody was listening to the what those in the neighborhood had to say.   It was those

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Girls Inc. of the Berkshires Announces Scholarship Winners
02:45PM / Friday, April 07, 2017
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Gladys Allen Brigham Community Center, home of Girls Inc. of the Berkshires, has announced this year's scholarship winners.

The following scholarship recipients will be awarded at the annual Ruth P. Boraski Celebration Evening, to be held at the Colonial Theatre on Thursday, May 4. This year, the Brigham Center is excited to be awarding $10,000 in scholarships.

These scholarships are based on financial need, academic success and demonstrated involvement in community service. Scholarships are generously underwritten by: the Ruth P. Boraski Fund for Girls Inc. of the Berkshires, Berkshire Community College Foundation, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

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Kindergarten Registration Dates Scheduled Around County
11:29AM / Friday, April 07, 2017
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Schools across Berkshire County are holding registration days for next year's kindergartners. Schools can submit their information to be added to this list to info@iberkshires.com.


St. Stanislaus Kostka School is now registering for the 2017-2018 school year. Openings are available in grades pre-kindergarten through grade eight. Financial aid is available for qualified applicants. Schedule a shadow day at 413-743-1091.

 

Kindergarten registration has begun for the Clarksburg Elementary School. Call the school at 413-663-8735 to register your child for the fall. Children must be five years of age by August 31, 2017.

 

The Gabriel Abbott Memorial School has begun the

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BArT Charter Public School Announces New Executive Director
01:05PM / Wednesday, April 05, 2017
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ADAMS, Mass. — The Board of Trustees of BART Charter Public School has named James "Jay" C. White II as the school's executive director, starting June 19.

Trustee Chair Charles Swabey said White will bring to BArT more than 30 years of teaching, administrative and fundraising experience in a variety of settings, including middle and high school, colleges and universities, and national and international nonprofit organizations.

White currently serves as provost, dean of the college, and professor of physics at Southern Vermont College in Bennington, Vt., which he joined in 2015.

Swabey said White was inspired to apply for the executive director position by a visit to

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Higher Ed Commissioner Santiago to Speak at BCC Commencement
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02:47PM / Tuesday, April 04, 2017
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Commissioner of Higher Education Carlos Santiago will be the keynote speaker at Berkshire Community College's 57th commencement.   Santiago was appointed to his position by Gov. Charlie Baker in July 2015. Working with the Board of Higher Education, he is responsible for providing overall direction to public higher education in Massachusetts and helping shape state-level policies that maximize the benefits of higher education to the commonwealth and its citizens. Santiago joined the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education in April 2013 as the senior deputy commissioner for academic affairs.   "On behalf of the students, faculty, staff and

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Williamstown Teacher Honored by State Down Syndrome Congress
By Rebecca Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
01:39PM / Friday, March 31, 2017
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — A Williamstown Elementary School teacher has been named the Educator of the Year by the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress.

Fifth-grade teacher Frani Miceli was nominated for the award by Steve and Donna Narey, whose son Cole has Down syndrome and has been with Miceli for both fourth and fifth grades. Miceli joined other award recipients as well as Principal Joelle Brookner and paraprofessional Kelly Galusha at a ceremony in Worcester on March 25.

"One of the reasons the kids in Cole's class are so wonderful to him and want to include him is because Frani does," Donna Narey said. "She sets the tone for inclusion, not only for her class

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Berkshire Money Management Pays For BCC Nursing Exams, Licensing
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
04:16PM / Monday, March 27, 2017
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The times when Bill Schmick of Berkshire Money Management was in the hospital, it was BCC graduates who helped him.   For that he is grateful. So grateful that he's helping Berkshire Community College nursing students with their licensing and exam fees. Berkshire Money Management on Monday donated $7,740 to the 18 students currently enrolled in the college's nursing program. The money will pay for the exam and licensing costs for when the students graduate and enter the field.   "We're just happy to give back after all you've given me," said Schmick, who also write money columns that appear on iBerkshires.   One of those

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North Adams Team Wins 18th Annual Robotics Challenge
11:39AM / Monday, March 27, 2017
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LENOX, Mass. — North Adams 4-H Students Winning at Technology (SWAT) defeated Herberg High Brain Power (HBP) from Herberg Middle School in Pittsfield, 79-65, in the finals to win the championship of "Animal Allies," the 18th annual Berkshire Robotics Challenge, conducted Saturday, March 25, at Lenox Memorial Middle and High School.

The competition involved 26 Berkshire County teams comprising more than 180 students ages 8 to 14 using programmable robots built from LEGO kits to complete a variety of missions involving hypothetical scenarios that focused on improving interactions between people and animals. The event was sponsored by Berkshire Community College and the

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Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School Taps New Development Director
11:50AM / Friday, March 10, 2017
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GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — The Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School welcomes Edward Brozman as director of development.

Brozman brings extensive experience in higher education, development and community building to the school. Most recently, Brozman was the Chief Advancement Officer at the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Mass. He has also served as vice president for Institutional Advancement at Saint Joseph’s College (Standish, Maine) and executive director of Development and Alumni Relations at Hartwick College (Oneonta, N.Y.). 
In the corporate sector, Brozman has been a sales and marketing executive for companies including

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