Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and the state's Secretary of Education Matthew Malone joined local school and government officials in hearing what Pittsfield High School students had to say about their education.
As a government shutdown looms, federally-funded programs in western Massachusetts are playing the waiting game.
With gridlock in Washington, one result of a shutdown could be the delaying of benefits to the state’s 394,000 military veterans. Rosanne Frieri is the Director of Veterans’ Services for the City of Pittsfield. She says she doesn’t expect a significant immediate impact on her office or the more than 130 veterans it currently serves.
A Head Start student poses in front of the "Not Going Back to School" Bus and the 2,015 silhouettes representing the children in Massachusetts who are losing access to Head Start this year because of budget cuts.