Citing study, education task force recommends creation of single countywide school district

Citing study, education task force recommends creation of single countywide school district

According to the Berkshire County Education Task Force, the county’s overall education woes – declining enrollment, financial struggles and stumbling quality of education – can be resolved by creating a single countywide school district. More specifically, the task force recommends the county’s 32 communities, and total 15,000 school-aged children, come together by 2027 in an […]

Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Berkshire County is full of fighters

Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Berkshire County is full of fighters

PITTSFIELD – Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, brought the healthcare fight to the Berkshires over the weekend. The senator hosted a 10:30 a.m. town hall at Berkshire Community College’s Robert Boland Theatre July 8 and the message was clear: “No, we are not going to go down without a fight.” “If this isn’t a moment to […]

Task force reviews education priorities

Task force reviews education priorities

The Berkshire County Education Task Force has distilled 10 county education priorities from their two-weeks-worth of outreach and surveying. Ensuring access to high quality education “regardless of background, equity, quality teachers” ranks first on the list. According to documents provided by the task force, that priority was mentioned 96 times over the course of eight […]