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PITTSFIELD — When Allendale Elementary School first-grade teacher Jessica Bazinet turns to her students and asks them to tell a visitor who they are, the 13 children in her class, in unison, will say, "I am smart. I am important. I can do anything if I try. I will graduate and I will be somebody." more
SHEFFIELD — In Suzanne "Sue" Petrucci's Culinary Arts class at Mount Everett Regional High School, students learn to dig into new skills, and also to make the time to stop, smell and eat the cinnamon rolls. more
PITTSFIELD — They call her "awesome," "amazing" and a "leader." They also call her "Guz.""They" are the music students of Jessica "Guz" (n e Guzzo) Passetto, the choral director at Taconic High School. more
WILLIAMSTOWN — Our class was discussing "Cranial Guitar," a compendium of selected poems by American beat poet Bob Kaufman. I'd re-read some of the book the night before, thinking that if I gave it another shot I might come to appreciate it more. Instead, I ended up liking it even less. So I came to class that day prepared to argue that whatever Kaufman may be, he surely was not a consummate poet and thus bore no comparison to the likes of Robert Hayden and Countee Cullen, two other poets we'd read previously in our class, "Twentieth Century Black Poets." more
Editor's note: The following story is a review of the Norman Rockwell Museum, written by a student visiting from Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy in Chicago. STOCKBRIDGE — I visited the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017. Being a 17-year old high school student from Chicago, there are many other things that I have the opportunity to do instead of visit museums. But we were on vacation in Pittsfield and the museum was highly recommended. more
NORTH ADAMS — What do the neuroscience of love, the risks of hydrofracking and a mysterious traveling cat named Magic have in common? They were all featured topics at the 15th annual Undergraduate Research Conference at MCLA.The day-long … more
PITTSFIELD — Wednesday marks the start of Music in Our Schools Month, an annual campaign to both drum up support for school-based music education and also to sound off about the struggles schools face in providing students access to … more
PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Museum and Pittsfield Public Schools on Wednesday host the seventh annual Science and Innovation Fair, featuring the Taconic High School Science and Engineering Academy and the Pittsfield High School Quark Science Science Club. more
Editor's note: The following article was written by a pair of Berkshire Waldorf High School students who attended a Jan. 15 pro-Affordable Care Act rally in Boston. They "went as part of a group of students who felt we need to get more involved in politics, and saw the rally as a good place to start." more
The high school spring musical and theater production season is now underway, featuring hundreds of talented teenager cast on stage and behind the scenes, countywide. Though some schools have already staged their shows in late February and earlier … more
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