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PHOTOS: The crossroads of math and art
01-31-2024 2:45 PM


Literacy Project spreads its wings with new Easthampton location
01-30-2024 12:52 PM

By MADDIE FABIAN

EASTHAMPTON — After dropping out of high school, Easthampton resident Peter Morris, now 32 years old, went on to work at the Daily Hampshire Gazette’s distribution center, then Friendly’s for a couple of years, before going on disability to search for...


‘A huge relief’: Swift River School reports filters, bottled water no longer needed
01-28-2024 9:47 AM

By DOMENIC POLI

NEW SALEM — Swift River School’s new PFAS6 filtration system seems to be working perfectly, and 190 students and staff members will drink to that.A little more than three years after tests of the school’s tap water revealed elevated levels of the...


Pioneer School Committee to pursue single-campus idea
01-26-2024 4:04 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

NORTHFIELD — After a final facilities recommendation was shared with the Pioneer Valley Regional School District, the School Committee voted Thursday evening to move forward with pursuing the one-campus plan laid out by consulting company...


PHOTOS: Molding mathematical minds
01-26-2024 9:31 AM


Franklin First, Greenfield Public Library partnering for financial literacy program
01-21-2024 3:01 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — Franklin First Federal Credit Union is teaming up with the Greenfield Public Library to offer a free 12-week financial literacy program for teens ages 12 to 14.The weekly one-hour program, slated to start Feb. 5 at 5:30 p.m. at the...


Three finalists named for Union 28 superintendent
01-21-2024 12:30 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

ERVING — Gateway Regional School District’s curriculum director, the principal at Athol Community Elementary School, and the director of assessment and accountability for the Westfield Public School District are the finalists to become the next...


PHOTOS: Getting crafty
01-17-2024 3:35 PM

ORANGE — Ralph C. Mahar Regional School students displayed more than 30 projects in the library on Wednesday during a Makerfaire.Projects ranged from epoxy resin tables to stained glass lanterns, with students using the various skills they were...


Mass Senate pushes for free community college, with price tag of $170 million annually
01-14-2024 10:00 AM

By SAM DRYSDALE

BOSTON — Senate President Karen Spilka advises to “keep your eyes peeled” for free community college funding in the Senate’s version of the fiscal year 2025 budget.Making community college free for every Massachusetts resident could cost the state...


Speaking to ‘making our democracy better’: Frontier seniors meet former US attorney general
01-11-2024 4:32 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Ahead of this year’s presidential election, Frontier Regional School seniors taking a government studies and politics class got to talk about voting rights and the state of the nation’s democracy with a former appointee to one of the...


Buckland-Shelburne Elementary, Mahar students among victors in ‘Name a Snowplow’ contest
01-10-2024 5:09 PM

By BELLA LEVAVI

A sixth grader at Buckland-Shelburne Elementary School and a seventh grade physical education class at Ralph C. Mahar Regional School in Orange have emerged as victors in the state Department of Transportation’s second annual “Name a Snowplow”...


Frontier students raising money to head to national quiz bowl competition
01-10-2024 1:53 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

SOUTH DEERFIELD — With Frontier Regional School’s “As Schools Match Wits” team earning a national tournament nod, it is looking to the community for a little help in getting to Illinois.After a strong performance at the Mayflower Cup tournament at...


Educators float MCAS alternatives should voters opt to ditch test as a graduation requirement
01-09-2024 5:43 PM

By EDEN MOR

Opponents of using the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) test as a high school graduation requirement suggest there are better ways to measure student achievement, should voters get an opportunity to remove the requirement in...


Six-town board votes to draft agreement for potential Pioneer, Gill-Montague school merger
01-05-2024 5:08 PM

By MAX BOWEN

Following a nearly unanimous vote, the Six Town Regionalization Planning Board will begin work on a regional agreement that would combine the Gill-Montague and Pioneer Valley regional school districts.The 13-3 vote at the Jan. 3 meeting was only on...


The path to ‘an excess of democracy’: Education from the Old Deluder to the MCAS
01-05-2024 2:11 PM

By DOUG SELWYN

I began this series of columns by sharing three questions I would pose to each entering class of teacher candidates: Why do we have school, what should happen at school and who should decide those questions. When I reviewed reader responses to the...


$450K grant to support Trailblazer education model at Mohawk Trail Regional School
12-31-2023 10:01 AM

By BELLA LEVAVI

BUCKLAND — A $450,000 grant from the Boston-based Barr Foundation will support the Mohawk Trail Regional School District’s continued implementation of a Trailblazer education model.“What we do is unique,” said Mohawk Trail Regional School Principal...


GCC professor speaks out in TV ad for CHERISH Act
12-26-2023 2:49 PM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — A Greenfield Community College professor is one of three Massachusetts educators featured in a new television ad urging lawmakers to pass the CHERISH Act, which seeks to provide a more affordable path to a college degree for students and...


Greenfield inks 3-year contract with next school superintendent Karin Patenaude
12-22-2023 2:33 PM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — In a remote meeting that lasted just 10 minutes on Friday, School Committee members voted to approve a three-year contract for Karin Patenaude, who was chosen this fall to become the district’s next superintendent, effective July 1,...


Sharing the giving spirit: Deerfield elementary students donate food, raise money for Amherst Survival Center 
12-22-2023 12:50 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

As the holiday season comes to a close in the next few weeks, students from Deerfield Elementary School’s Out-of-School-Time Program have gotten into the giving spirit themselves.Earlier this month, students put together small, handmade crafts each...


Conway Grammar School’s STEAM Day teaches that ‘everyone can code’
12-22-2023 12:31 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

CONWAY — With LEGOs, tablets and a little bit of teamwork, Conway Grammar School students took to coding robots and their classmates earlier this week.Tying all these coding activities together was the school’s STEAM Day, which brought science,...

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