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New England News
6:42 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

Pittsfield School Building Needs Commission Approves New Taconic High School

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After a series of meetings, Pittsfield’s School Building Needs Commission has unanimously approved a $121 million plan for a new Taconic High School.

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New England News
6:10 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

Pittsfield Schools Superintendent Warns Of Deep Budget Cuts

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Pittsfield Public Schools’ superintendent is warning of deep cuts in the district’s upcoming budget including about a dozen layoffs.

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New England News
12:24 pm
Fri January 16, 2015

Pittsfield Schools And MCLA Partner To Foster Future Educators

With the help of Greylock Federal Credit Union, the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and Pittsfield Public Schools have created a program aimed at recruiting more students to make teaching a career.

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New England News
5:12 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

MA School Building Authority Approves New Taconic High School Concept

The Taconic Braves
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On Wednesday, the Massachusetts School Building Authority board unanimously approved the concept of a new vocational high school in Pittsfield, Mass. The project now enters the design phase.

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New England News
12:55 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

Pittsfield Schools Face Cyber Attack As Classes Start

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With the school year just getting started, the Pittsfield Public School district has already experienced a cyber attack.

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New England News
6:26 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Pittsfield City Council Approves Purchase Of New School Bus Fleet

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The Pittsfield City Council has approved a $2.7 million plan to trade in its current school buses and purchase a new fleet.

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New England News
6:00 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Pittsfield Public Schools Among Few in Nation Selected for Science Competition

Pittsfield High School
Credit City of Pittsfield

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. 

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.

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New England News
4:30 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Community Corner: Jason McCandless, Superintendent of Lee Public Schools

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.

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