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Founding Director Bowen Leaving BArT at End of School Year
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05:30PM / Wednesday, October 19, 2016
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ADAMS, Mass. — The founding director of Berkshire Arts & Technology Public Charter School will leave at the end of the school year.

Julia Bowen informed the BArT community by email on Wednesday afternoon that she was departing after 13 years guiding the region's first and only charter school.

"I feel confident that this work will continue long after my departure," she wrote. "Over the years, we have built a team that has the intelligence to take on new challenges, the wisdom to focus on the most important work and the moral clarity to do this with integrity and respect, always with students' best interests at heart. I couldn't have imagined we would

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BCC To Pilot Humanities Center Focused On Stories Of Immigration
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
05:59PM / Monday, October 17, 2016
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David Tebaldi said Mass Humanities will be seeking an implementation from to implement the humanities centers at three community colleges in the state.

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Juan Jose Carrion-Almeida immigrated to Berkshire County from Ecuador in 2009.

Five years later, he was Berkshire Community College's first Latino valedictorian.

Carrion-Almeida said while his story isn't nearly as difficult as others who immigrated to the United States, he has faced significant challenges. After a few years of being encouraged to go to college and educate himself, he put himself in a better position than he imagined.    "We have a different perspective of the world.

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McCandless: Test Scores Show Cultural Proficiency Taking Hold
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
01:20AM / Monday, October 17, 2016
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — On the surface, standardized testing scores for the Pittsfield School District distinguishes the system as Level 3 in the state's rankings.   But Superintendent Jason McCandless says looking deeper into the numbers, the scores show progress in the areas the district has focused on. The district revamped its English curriculum in the elementary school to a unified one and this year expanded it to the middle school level, is piloting math curriculum this year to do the same.   But maybe even more importantly for McCandless, the district's recent focus on cultural proficiency is paying dividends with those "subgroups" of

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Wahconah Volleyball, Girls Soccer Teams Recognized for Off-Field Efforts
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
06:19AM / Sunday, October 16, 2016
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DALTON, Mass. — Michaela DeFoe put a whole new spin on the term "beach volleyball."   Earlier this fall, the Wahconah volleyball captain recruited her teammates to help her tackle a big problem in her hometown of Becket.   "Basically, the beach was redone a few years ago," she recalled on Friday. "They put gravel above the old beach and then a tarp and then the sand. After one one winter, it started to erode, and all the stones started to come up through the fabric."   DeFoe, a lifeguard at Becket Beach and a Senior Girl Scout looking for a service project for worthy of the organization's Gold Award, decided to take on the problem of

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Pittsfield School Committee Urges No On Charter School Question
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
02:37AM / Saturday, October 15, 2016
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The School Committee is urging a no vote on Question 2, which would raise the cap on the number of charter schools and allow a dozen more to open.   The ballot question will be put to voters on Nov. 8. In April, the School Committee passed a proclamation against the question. That same proclamation was tabled by the City Council on Tuesday.   "One of the major issues we have is the amount of money that is paid from our district to charter schools," said Chairwoman Katherine Yon.   Yon said the district is projected to lose $2.3 million next year from students opting to go to a charter school instead of the Pittsfield Public Schools. In

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Pittsfield City Council Tables Resolution Against Charter School Expansion
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
06:15PM / Wednesday, October 12, 2016
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No on 2 advocates urged the City Council to adopt the resolution.  PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The City Council is divided on whether it should or should not take a stance on the ballot question regarding charter schools.   In November voters will be asked to lift the cap on the number of charter schools in the state should be raised, allowing a dozen more schools to open.   City Councilors Kathleen Amuso, John Krol, and Peter White asked the City Council to join other communities in the state to pass a resolution calling for a no vote on the ballot question.   For those three, the issue of more charter schools is impactful to the city because of the funding

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Mount Greylock Holds Groundbreaking for Building Project
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
04:30PM / Friday, October 07, 2016
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — It was all smiles and laughter at Friday's ceremonial groundbreaking for the renovation and addition at Mount Greylock Regional School.   But it was worth remembering the sometimes bumpy road that brought the district to what School Building Committee Chairman Mark Schiek characterized as, "one big milestone on the project path we're on together."   School Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Greene told the crowd gathered for Friday's ceremony that there were many people to thank for helping Mount Greylock reach that milestone — including folks who would have chosen a different project path or no path at

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BArT Announces Upcoming 'Shadow Day'
12:10PM / Monday, October 03, 2016
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ADAMS, Mass. — Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter Public School will host a "Shadow Day" for students interested in either enrolling at BArT for the upcoming 2017-18 school year or transferring into BArT during this current 2016-17 school year.

Shadow Days provide students with an opportunity to experience classes alongside current BART students. While interested students participate in BART's classes, parents and guardians are invited to take a tour of the school.  

Advance registration is required and can be completed by contacting enrollment Counselor Monique Nottke at 413-743-7311, ext. 732, or by e-mail at monique.nottke@bartcharter.org.

Grades six, eight

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Miss Hall's Cuts Ribbon On Campus Expansion
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
07:16PM / Friday, September 30, 2016
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Miss Halls School celebrated its first major expansion in 15 years, cutting the ribbon Friday for two new buildings.   The $13.5 million expansion project includes a new residence hall and a new academic building. The 9,325 square-foot residence hall expands enrollment opportunities to now 250 students, up from 201 currently enrolled at the private school.   The academic building will serve as the focus of a new "STEAM" program focusing on science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. The 18,125 square-foot building will be the home of the new programs featuring new science laboratories, meeting space, work rooms, and

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Pittsfield Pols Discuss Importance of Millennial Voters At BCC Forum
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
03:54AM / Friday, September 30, 2016
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — In just a few short years, college students will be graduated, looking for work, buying a home, having children, and pay off loads of student debt.

But right now they aren't thinking of that, at least not in the political sense.

The 18- to 29-year-old age bracket votes at a much lower rate than older generations. And because of that, it is easier for politicians to craft their views around the population that put them in office — ignoring the issues of the young.

"The 18-to-29 age group only has at best a 45 percent turnout. The highest voting group of people are over 60 and 72 percent turn out to vote, at least 72 percent. You want want

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