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Jenn Smith | Recess: Summer gives educators time to plan for remote learning - just in case
Heading into the summer, and even back to school this fall, schools have one advantage they didn't have when schools closed back in … Read More
Jenn Smith | Recess: Odd end to school year makes unusual sendoff for retiring educators
After all the graduation ceremonies, virtual proms and step-up days, there's still a group I'd be remiss to not celebrate with this … Read More
Jenn Smith | Recess: Still many question marks as schools plot return plans
School might be out for summer, but it's likely that students, educators and families will be working harder than ever over the next … Read More
Jenn Smith | Recess: Berkshire grads feted with patchwork of celebrations
Students, families and educators: Congratulations, you've made it to the end of the school year. It's certainly been one for the … Read More
Jenn Smith | Recess: Lessons to live by in a time of fear and doubt
Dear esteemed members of the Class of 2020: Learn to love yourselves. It's the one lesson in life that's one of the most … Read More
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PITTSFIELD — "How do you run a business with half your income?" That's the question state Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier wondered aloud after virtually meeting on Wednesday with nearly 30 … more
The superintendent of Pittsfield Public Schools and the president of the United Educators of Pittsfield will discuss school funding and the return of classes this fall Friday afternoon during a live … more
PITTSFIELD — Taking a break between protests and deep conversations, members of the Women of Color Giving Circle of the Berkshires created a virtual space recently to honor the achievements of … more
PITTSFIELD — Will public school districts be able to safely and successfully reopen and best serve all students in the fall? Hundreds of educators are saying, "no way," particularly as … more
WILLIAMSTOWN — It might have not have been the celebration expected by the Class of 2020, but the Williams College honored graduating students with a flurry of tribute videos on Sunday, as part … more
As some Massachusetts businesses slowly reopen, a cloud of uncertainty hangs over the plan for child care facilities. "Families think child care is opening on Monday, but we're not, because we … more
What's next? An ongoing pandemic has surged in this past week, and, for once these days, I'm not talking about the coronavirus. Racism, discrimination and inequity are all preexisting … more
"I wish it were the case that we were together today. Commencement is one of the most important academic ceremonies that we have," Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts President James F. Birge told … more
NORTH ADAMS — Josie Burlingame and Jake Vitali are among the hundreds of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts students who would have walked through the iconic iron campus gates and across the … more
PITTSFIELD — When Taconic High School choral students Cali Cybulski, Grace Grady and Ben Vengalil traveled to New York City earlier this year to play at Carnegie Hall, little did they know it … more

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