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Software Gets North Adams Tweens Thinking About Careers
By Rebecca Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
02:12AM / Monday, February 08, 2016
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — What do you want to be when you grow up?

It's a question children often hear as early as preschool, as they don plastic doctor's equipment or pretend to race cars or fly to the moon, but it's not a serious question often until the second half of high school.

In North Adams, though, a push is being made to introduce students as young as sixth grade to the idea that there is a multitude of careers they can choose to explore based on their strengths and weaknesses.

Molly Meczywor, Drury High School's College and Career facilitator, recently purchased a curriculum for younger students on the district's college/career planning platform, called

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Simon Youth Foundation Seeks Applicants for Scholarships Across New England
03:07PM / Wednesday, January 27, 2016
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LEE, Mass. — Living near a Simon Malls or Simon Premium Outlets property - like the Lee Premium Outlets - could help a graduating senior pay for college.  Simon Youth Foundation, a national nonprofit that provides educational opportunities for at-risk high school students, has begun looking for a graduating senior who live within 50 miles of a Simon property.

Each year, Simon Youth Community Scholarships are awarded in every community across the country that is home to Simon Malls, Mills or Premium Outlets. The application period has begun and ends on March 1, 2016.

Students can apply online by visiting syf.org/scholarships.

Any student who will be graduating in the class of

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Students, Officials Celebrate Opening of Colegrove Park School
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
06:06PM / Monday, January 25, 2016
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The gymnasium at Colegrove Park Elementary School filled with a thunderous "Thank you" as more than 300 children voiced their appreciation of their new school.

The moment came at the bidding of Jack McCarthy, executive director of Massachusetts School Building Authority, as a way to recognize a community that had voted to raise taxes to provide them with a new school.

"It's because you deserve it, you deserve a 21st century education, you deserve to be competitive not just with the rest of the commonwealth but the rest of the world," he said.

The MSBA had partnered with the city on the nearly $30 million renovation, providing some $23

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FAFSA Day Offers Free Help Applying for Financial Aid for College
01:25PM / Monday, January 25, 2016
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Every high school senior, college student and adult student who will be attending college during the 2016-2017 academic year needs to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to apply for federal, state and institutional financial aid.

FAFSA Day Massachusetts, part of the national College Goal SundaySM program, provides free help statewide to students and families looking to complete the FAFSA.

The 12th annual FAFSA Day Massachusetts is being held on Sunday, Jan. 31, at 1:15 p.m. at Berkshire Community College. Families are encouraged to visit www.FAFSADay.org to register and to see a list of what to bring.

The services are free

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Clarksburg School Hoping for More Chromebooks
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
03:07AM / Monday, January 25, 2016
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CLARKSBURG, Mass. — The School Committee was presented with the need for more Chromebooks for students as the school moves to a more online system.

Graham Coterwas, IT director for the North Berkshire School Union, explained how the school has been moving to the cloud and using the Google document system for sharing projects and papers.

Each student, staff and faculty has an account to use the free Internet-based computing system; how a file or folder is shared limits access.

"It's all centrally managed by me, I work at four different schools," he said, adding no matter where he is, "I can get in and do all kinds of administrative tasks."

Principal Tara

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