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Stoneleigh-Burnham School launches Empowerment, Ethical Global Citizenship and Voice Center
03-23-2024 4:01 PM

By ANTHONY CAMMALLERI

GREENFIELD — Stoneleigh-Burnham School launched its new Empowerment, Ethical Global Citizenship and Voice Center — an all-in-one research, speech and debate, foreign exchange and staff development program — on March 1, the first day of Women’s History...


Healey: Let’s focus on those facing MCAS hurdle
03-19-2024 5:36 PM

By COLIN A. YOUNG

BOSTON — Gov. Maura Healey’s team is looking into what more the state can do to help high school students who do not pass the MCAS exam, but she gave voice Tuesday to her opposition to a potential ballot question that would force the state to stop...


Mahar special education teacher honored
03-19-2024 4:30 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE — For the first time in history, a special education teacher was chosen as the winner of the Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award for Ralph C. Mahar Regional School.Melissa Campbell said she was in her classroom a few weeks ago when the...


Cultivating curiosity in the great outdoors: Grower of native plants creates curriculum for school children
03-18-2024 3:57 PM

By EVELINE MACDOUGALL

We celebrate today’s Spring Equinox with Colrain resident Jocelyn Demuth, who designs curricula to encourage Massachusetts children to improve environmental health.Through her “Five hundred Yard Field Trip” website, Demuth provides teachers with free...


Mahar proposes budget increase of 4.96%
03-18-2024 2:27 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE — The initial proposal for Ralph C. Mahar Regional School’s fiscal year 2025 budget entails a 4.96% hike in expenses over the current year, though revisions will be made based on input from the School Committee and other stakeholders.Michele...


Senate tries again on early ed bill aimed at helping more Massachusetts families
03-17-2024 3:01 PM

By SAM DRYSDALE

BOSTON — More Massachusetts families would become eligible for subsidized child care and “transformational” grants that kept the early education system afloat during the pandemic under a bill the Senate unanimously passed late last week.It’s the...


UMass plans to triple early college slots for high schoolers
03-14-2024 12:55 PM

By JAMES PENTLAND

AMHERST — The University of Massachusetts plans to triple early college enrollment over the next five years, giving 2,000 high school students a head start on their college educations, university President Marty Meehan said this week in his annual...


Mohawk Trail’s regional agreement changes coming back to towns
03-13-2024 12:00 PM

By BELLA LEVAVI

BUCKLAND — Following a vote from the School Committee, the Mohawk Trail Regional School District intends to reintroduce the same regional agreement amendments that failed to receive approval from all eight member towns last year.“We can change the...


Four Corners principal to take helm at Greenfield High School
03-13-2024 10:44 AM

By ANTHONY CAMMALLERI

GREENFIELD — Effective July 1, Discovery School at Four Corners Principal Michael Browning will take the helm at Greenfield High School following Principal Derek Morrison’s June 1 departure.The superintendent’s office publicized Browning’s acceptance...


Franklin County, North Quabbin students named to UMass Amherst’s fall dean’s list
03-11-2024 12:15 PM

AMHERST — The following students from Franklin County and the North Quabbin region were named to the dean’s list at the University of Massachusetts Amherst for the fall 2023 semester.To qualify, an undergraduate student must receive a 3.5 grade point...


Frontier School Committee approves $12.9M budget for FY25
03-08-2024 1:13 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Following its presentation earlier this week, the Frontier Regional School District School Committee approved a $12.9 million fiscal year 2025 budget on Thursday evening.The FY25 budget represents a 3.14%, or $395,037, increase over...


PHOTOS: For the love of literature
03-06-2024 11:57 AM


‘Remarkable’ enrollment increase continues for second semester at GCC
03-05-2024 4:50 PM

By ANTHONY CAMMALLERI

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community College saw a 13% increase in enrollment this semester, marking the college’s second consecutive semester of enrollment growth after a more than 10-year decline.By the end of 2023, 150 more students enrolled in the...


Mohawk Trail, Hawlemont budgets get school board approval, head to Town Meeting
03-05-2024 3:42 PM

By BELLA LEVAVI

With both the Mohawk Trail and Hawlemont regional school district school committees having approved proposed budgets for fiscal year 2025, the funding requests will now come before Annual Town Meeting voters this spring.Mohawk Trail budgetFollowing a...


Greenfield School Committee OKs FY25 budget proposal with 5.29% increase
03-04-2024 5:51 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

GREENFIELD — The School Committee has approved a $24.2 million budget proposal for fiscal year 2025, with administrators summing up the budget as the next step in a series of efforts to improve students’ education and experiences.The proposed budget...


At state budget hearing at GCC, school officials share unique challenges faced by rural districts
03-01-2024 5:05 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

GREENFIELD — At the Joint Committee on Ways and Means’ fiscal year 2025 state budget hearing on Friday, the focus was on statewide education and local aid. At the regional level, though, legislators, school officials and community members from up and...


Deerfield Academy, Conway Grammar School partner to bring Spanish lessons to classroom
03-01-2024 2:25 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

CONWAY — When the three Deerfield Academy students walked into Jeremy Brunaccioni’s kindergarten class Wednesday morning, they were greeted by a wave of “Holas!” from their newest amigos.The visit was part of a continuing partnership between Deerfield...


Birthday luncheon remembers Mary Lyon as ‘a woman ahead of her time’
03-01-2024 2:01 PM

By BELLA LEVAVI

BUCKLAND — Renowned women’s education advocate Mary Lyon likely never would have expected that her hometown would continue to celebrate her legacy 227 years after her birth.On Wednesday, a group of Mount Holyoke College alumnae and fellow admirers of...


Greenfield Head Start location likely to remain closed as advocates call for more funding
02-29-2024 4:34 PM

By TANISHA BHAT

GREENFIELD — Head Start centers like the one on Washington Street are expected to remain closed, despite a commitment from Gov. Maura Healey and state lawmakers to prioritize funding for this and other early child education programs in the state’s...


Grinspoon award winner ‘brings out the best in students’ at Greenfield Middle School
02-29-2024 1:26 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

GREENFIELD — About 14 years ago, Greenfield Middle School teacher Jessica Carriveau nominated a fellow first-year teacher for the Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award. Now, the favor has been returned. The Greenfield School Department declared...

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