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City and state officials are celebrating the ceremonial groundbreaking of a new high school in Pittsfield Friday afternoon.

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Starting this fall, every student in North Adams Public Schools will be able to get free breakfast and lunch under a federal aid program.

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Pittsfield Mayor Dan Bianchi submitted a $145 million budget proposal for fiscal 2016 to the city council Tuesday night. The spending plan is up nearly three percent from the previous one.

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Pittsfield’s School Committee has approved a $59 million budget for 2016 that includes cutting 28 full-time positions. The committee voted 6 to 1 in favor of the spending plan earlier this week.

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Pittsfield’s School Committee has approved a $59 million budget for fiscal 2016 which includes the cutting of 28 full-time positions. The committee voted 6 to 1 in favor the spending plan Wednesday.

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

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

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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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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.

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.