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McCann Students Bring Home Gold, Bronze From SkillsUSA Nationals
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
02:40AM / Thursday, July 13, 2017
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — McCann Technical School students brought home a gold medal from the automated manufacturing technology competition and a bronze medal in dental assisting from the SkillsUSA National Competition.   Graduating seniors Madison Gigliotti, William Kipp and Salvador Alcala, and postsecondary student Carey Contini returned from Louisville, Ky., as champions in their respective fields.   "To come back and to be able to say you are the best in the country is a big deal," Superintendent James Brosnan said. "It is the major leagues and it's a hell of an honor for them to represent the school."    Gigliotti, Kipp and Alcala,

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Taconic Construction: Project On Budget
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
10:20AM / Tuesday, July 11, 2017
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Taconic High School construction budget is trending on target, according to Thomas Meyer of project manager Skanska USA.   Construction on the $120.8 million high school is 43 percent complete, and hitting the halfway mark in the coming weeks. On Monday, the School Building Needs Commission, along with state Sen. Adam Hinds, state Reps. Tricia Farley-Bouvier and Paul Mark, Mayor Linda Tyer, and an array of city councilors took a tour of the building.   Following the tour, Skanska officials reported that the project is both on time and on budget.   Meyer used the contingency budgets as the way to track the project. Those budgets are used for

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Berkshire Arts & Tech Says Goodbye to Founding Director
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
06:32AM / Sunday, July 09, 2017
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Julia Bowen, center, flanked by U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Mayor Richard Alcombright on Saturday after receiving a certificate of recognition from the senator. Her husband, Brad Svrluga, is at left. ADAMS, Mass. — It's not every educational leader who gets a bridge, or two, named after them. But that's exactly how Julia Bowen will be remembered.    Bowen shepherded the Berkshire Arts and Technology Public Charter School over the past 14 years, bridging its beginnings as a three-grade school in rented rooms to a middle and high school in its own renovated and expanded building.    Her legacy as executive director at BArT was cemented in

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Taconic Construction: Halfway Point In Sight
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
01:33PM / Friday, July 07, 2017
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Artist's rendition of the new Taconic High School building once completed. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Construction on the new Taconic High School is quickly approaching the halfway point.   By the end of the month, the $120.8 million project should be right at the 50 percent completion mark.   The target is to have the entire building enclosed by Thanksgiving, furniture starting to be moved into the building in March, and then ready for occupancy next summer.    Right now, all of the precast concrete work on the exterior has been completed and steel is close to being completed. Since school let out, workers have expanded into the main driveway to work on the

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Pittsfield Superintendent to Speak on Schools as Sanctuaries
11:28AM / Friday, July 07, 2017
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Leadership Academy at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts on Saturday, July 8, welcomes Pittsfield Public Schools Superintendent Jason McCandless, who will speak on the topic of schools as sanctuaries, from 1:15 to 3:15 p.m. in Murdock Hall.   The event is free and open to the public.   In his presentation, McCandless will look at the many types of "at-risk" students, the state of at-risk students in the Commonwealth, what Pittsfield Public Schools have done to become more "sanctu-arial," and the special care that immigrant and refugee children require.   According to McCandless, because of current affairs, rhetoric and

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BArT Announces New Chair of Board of Trustees
03:38PM / Friday, June 30, 2017
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ADAMS, Mass. — Trustees of the BART Charter Public School elected a new board chair and treasurer, Dianne M. Cutillo and Jennifer Kerwood, and a new trustee, Maura Delaney, at the board's June meeting.

Officers re-elected were Christopher Perkins, vice chair, and Geraldine Shen, secretary. In addition to electing Delaney to a first term of two years, the board approved a third three-year term for Perkins and a second three-year term for Cindy Brown, Cutillo and Kerwood.

"It is a privilege to serve BArT as a Trustee," Cutillo said. "The school's work makes such a difference for area students by helping them achieve academic success and prepare for college

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BCC Names Dean of Community Engagement, Education & Workforce Development
03:31PM / Friday, June 30, 2017
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Jill Sasso Curtis has been hired as the Dean of Community Engagement, Education & Workforce Development at Berkshire Community College. She brings a unique blend of professional experience in global business, higher education and lifelong learning to BCC.

Over the course of her career, Sasso Curtis has held leadership roles in both the private and non-profit sectors. In her early career, she held global marketing management roles at Colgate-Palmolive, Polaroid Corporation and The First Years, Inc. She later served as the director of the Office of Career Services at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. She also served as a faculty

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MCLA Adds Two New Health-Related Majors
11:52AM / Friday, June 30, 2017
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is offering two new major programs in the Department of Biology, a bachelors of science degrees in health sciences and in community health education. These programs will launch in the fall of 2017.

Also starting this fall, the Biology Department will offer two new concentrations — pre-medical professions and pre-veterinary. In addition, new biology faculty members will join the campus in September.

MCLA President James F. Birge said he knew the college had to fast-track its already developing plan for new health care-oriented biology majors after hearing from the Berkshire health-care community about the need for

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State Grants $600K to Improve Conte School Accountability Data
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
01:13AM / Thursday, June 29, 2017
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Staff at Conte Community School will be putting in extra hours over the next two years as it tries to turn around the school's accountability data.   Conte is classified as a Level 3 school, low on state measures, and the district has now received a "turnaround" grant aimed to improve the school's test scores. Pittsfield will receive $600,000 over the next two years to keep teachers longer after school to focus more closely on the instruction being provided to individual pupils.   "What it's funding primarily is for teachers to have an extended school day. It is not an extended school day for students, it is an extended school

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Miss Hall's School Announces Head's List, Honor Roll
12:08PM / Wednesday, June 28, 2017
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Miss Hall's School has announced 47 local students among the 135 girls schoolwide named to the Head's List and Honor Roll for the second semester, which ended May 31.

For Head's List recognition, students must have taken five major, full-credit courses and must maintain a minimum grade-point average of 92, with no single grade below B-plus.

For Honor Roll recognition, students must have taken five major, full-credit courses and must maintain a minimum grade-point average of 86, with no single grade below B-minus.

Head's List

Jenna Crosier, Pittsfield; Rachel Freedman, East Chatham, N.Y.; Grace Guachione, Pittsfield; Gabriela Keator, Lenox; Mikala

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