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Does renewed growth in Massachusetts’ higher education mark a turning point or a temporary surge?
05-29-2024 6:01 AM

By XINYI YANG

After a decade of declining enrollment, public higher education in Massachusetts finally saw the first increase in first-year undergraduate enrollment last fall, fueled by a nearly 8% increase in community college admissions.Meanwhile, at the...


Erving Elementary School eyes student mental health program
05-28-2024 2:44 PM

By ANTHONY CAMMALLERI

ERVING — After results from a recent survey showed that 7% of Erving students were in the “high risk” emotional category and another 32% were at “some risk” emotionally, Erving Elementary School is moving forward with a new student mental health...


Gill-Montague Education Fund gala ends after 20 years
05-27-2024 11:35 AM

By MAX BOWEN

After 20 years of raising money and providing a variety of educational opportunities to students, the non-profit Gill-Montague Education Fund has held its final gala.While the gala, held for the last time on April 27, has served as the Gill-Montague...


Officials sorting out disarray at Leverett Elementary School
05-26-2024 12:36 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

LEVERETT — With the interim Leverett Elementary School principal on a leave that began in March after being criticized for a lack of transparency, representatives of the teachers union are seeing the leadership situation as contributing to a “very...


Pioneer eyes policy to curb student cellphone use
05-24-2024 4:06 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

NORTHFIELD — In an effort to curb student cellphone use, the Pioneer Valley Regional School District School Committee has put forward a draft policy prohibiting use of personal electronic devices during the school day.The school is joining others in...


Mahar school district tightens belt in wake of town fraud
05-22-2024 3:11 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE — The Orange Elementary and Ralph C. Mahar Regional school committees obliged their town’s Selectboard on Monday by revisiting the budgets they’re proposing at the Annual Town Meeting, but only Mahar voted to further trim costs as asked.Because...


Pioneer’s new auxiliary gym a ‘valuable resource’ that boosts student health
05-21-2024 11:01 AM

By CHRIS LARABEE

NORTHFIELD — With a one-time financial investment into the complete overhaul of its auxiliary gym, Pioneer Valley Regional School is hoping the work will pay dividends for students in the classroom, on the athletic field and for the rest of their...


Mohawk Trail Regional School’s Tierney honored as promising new teacher
05-17-2024 1:46 PM

BUCKLAND — In recognition of his social studies and civics instruction that aims to create better citizens and young advocates, Mohawk Trail Regional School eighth grade teacher Brennan Tierney has received the Massachusetts Council for the Social...


Finding solutions for student assessments: Part two of a conversation about the complicated issue of assessments in our schools
05-17-2024 12:29 PM

By DOUG SELWYN

This is part two of an interview with University of Massachusetts Amherst Professor Jack Schneider, who heads two organizations focused on helping educators develop assessment approaches that serve the goals and values of their classrooms, schools and...


PHOTOS: Mahar students bring their brainpower to science fair
05-12-2024 1:48 PM


Four Rivers Climate Club organizes litter cleanup, panel on environmental activism
05-09-2024 3:05 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

GREENFIELD — In an effort to raise further awareness of climate change and the power of collective action, the new Climate Club at Four Rivers Charter Public School held a day of action this week with a speaker panel and trash pickup around the...


Comerford: Free community college plan will lift up students, offer immediate return on investment
05-08-2024 5:26 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

A plan unveiled by Senate Democrats on Monday to make community college free for all in Massachusetts starting this fall has the potential to have a big impact for prospective students across the state.The “MassEducate” plan would invest $75.5 million...


Western Mass school leaders rally for funding at State House
05-06-2024 4:50 PM

By ANTHONY CAMMALLERI

BOSTON — Western Massachusetts school committee members and educational leaders took to the State House Monday morning to advocate for policy changes and increased funding for the region’s school districts. At the Massachusetts Association of School...


Debt-burdened UMass students, grads rally for relief
05-02-2024 5:10 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Responsible for $135,000 in student debt, Amherst resident Ian Rhodewalt observes that during the yearslong federal pause in making loan repayments during the pandemic, he and his family were able to get a vehicle, replace a broken-down car...


PHOTOS: Making an impression
04-30-2024 12:06 PM


School budget heads to Greenfield City Council
04-29-2024 6:54 PM

By ANTHONY CAMMALLERI

GREENFIELD — As the full City Council prepares to take up budget discussions on May 15, School Department Superintendent Christine DeBarge recently gave the Ways and Means Committee some insight into what the city would get in her proposed $24.12...


Franklin Tech student welds artistic bench for French King Bridge
04-29-2024 4:55 PM

By LIESEL NYGARD

ERVING — Drawing inspiration from the French King Bridge, Franklin County Technical School senior Laynie Coates, 17, put her welding skills to the test.The result, a green bench with lettering that says “Gateway to the Mohawk Trail” and a bridge-like...


Frontier Regional School students appeal to lower voting age
04-25-2024 5:05 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

When Sunderland residents head to their Annual Town Meeting on Friday, they’ll vote on the town’s budget, some bylaw changes and a citizen’s petition with a unique twist, as the residents who brought the article forward can’t actually vote on...


Federal probe targets UMass response to anti-Arab incidents
04-25-2024 3:24 PM

By JAMES PENTLAND

AMHERST — Federal civil rights officials are investigating the University of Massachusetts for allegedly dragging its feet over complaints of anti-Arab and anti-Palestinian harassment on campus amid the Israel-Hamas conflict in Gaza.An official...


PHOTO: A valuable simulation
04-24-2024 5:56 PM

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