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MCLA Alumna Named Scope Educator of the Year
01:36PM / Friday, June 02, 2017
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Jill Pompi, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Class of 1989,  the literacy director at C.T. Plunkett School in the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District, is the MCLA SCOPE (Standing Committee on Professional Education) Educator of the Year.

She received the award on Tuesday, May 30, in Boston.

This Educator Alumni Award recognizes and celebrates outstanding state university educator alumni who work or have worked in a Massachusetts public pre-K or K-12 school.

Pompi, who earned her bachelor's degree, master's degree, reading specialist certification and administrator certification at MCLA, and her education specialist Degree at Simmons

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Stamford Overwhelmingly Rejects Act 46 School Merger
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
02:47AM / Thursday, June 01, 2017
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Two ballots were cast, one for the merger and the second to organize representation on school for the merged union. The merger failed, making the board makeup moot.   STAMFORD, Vt. — Voters in Stamford overwhelming rejected the creation of a unified school district with Readsboro and Halifax.    The final tally on Wednesday night was 173-6 against moving forward with the district under the state's Act 46.    "It's a good thing I believe because now we have more time, we have time to explore the interstate district talks with Clarksburg and at minimum try for geographic isolation," said Cynthia Lamore, chairman of School Board.

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MCLA to Host North County Eighth-Grade Career Fair
05:08PM / Monday, May 29, 2017
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will welcome approximately 800 eighth-grade students from seven Berkshire County schools on Thursday, June 1, and Friday, June 2, when they attend the sixth annual Eighth Grade Career Fair in Bowman Hall on the MCLA campus.

Eighth graders from Hoosac Valley Middle/High School in Cheshire, Berkshire Arts and Technology (BArT) Charter School in Adams, and Mt. Greylock Middle/High School in Williamstown will attend the Fair on June 1, from 8:15 to 10 a.m. Students who are in the eighth grade at Reid Middle School in Pittsfield will participate that same day, 9:45 to 11:30 a.m.

On June 2, eighth-grade students from Drury

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Information Sessions Begin for Clarksburg School Project
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
04:40AM / Saturday, May 27, 2017
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CLARKSBURG, Mass. — School officials are pushing for a vote on school construction project for September that, if successful, means a projected opening in fall 2019.   The timeline was explained on Wednesday during the first public information session on the proposed $17.5 million school construction project. The entire presentation can be seen below.    The plans, "Scheme E," is available on Clarksburg School's website and includes a renovation of the so-called 1960s wing, and addition on that wing in the back, and the tear down and reconstruction of the 1970s wing.    Christian Whitsett, of Jones Whitsett Architects, said the building has

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