pittsfield public schools http://wamc.org en Pittsfield Public Schools Among Few in Nation Selected for Science Competition http://wamc.org/post/pittsfield-public-schools-among-few-nation-selected-science-competition <p></p><p>Pittsfield has been selected as one of only a handful of cities across the country to participate in a national science competition designed to encourage strong teaching in science.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The “Make My LabWoRx” competition from Science WoRx, an online resource network for science educators sponsored by pharmaceutical company Astellas Pharma US, Inc. is offering the opportunity for science teachers to win lab equipment for their schools through a competition with a goal of driving innovation in the classroom.</p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 22:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 59607 at http://wamc.org Pittsfield Public Schools Among Few in Nation Selected for Science Competition Community Corner: Jason McCandless, Superintendent of Lee Public Schools http://wamc.org/post/community-corner-jason-mccandless-superintendent-lee-public-schools <p></p><p>The search for a superintendent for Pittsfield Public schools has come to an end. Current superintendent of Lee Public Schools Jason McCandless will be taking the position in Pittsfield in the next school year. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard spoke with McCandless about his new job, the federal and state education budget, and closing the so-called achievement gap in Massachusetts Gateway Cities.</p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 21:30:39 +0000 Lucas Willard 58924 at http://wamc.org