Learning

PROFILE: Kira Payer, a girl and her bike

Saturday, Apr 22 - On Monday morning, when the Class of 2017 returns to Monument Mountain Regional High School following April break for the final push before graduation, senior Kira Payer will be waking up in the Netherlands or possibly driving across Germany representing Team USA in the final installment of the Junior Women’s Nations Cup.

In the Berkshires, a school crisis – and opportunity

Wednesday, Apr 12 - Among the ideas being explored are consolidations of neighboring districts where appropriate, and even the creation of much larger “super regions” that would merge the county’s districts down from the current 19 to three or less. 

Mahaiwe’s school-time field trips: Exceptional learning outside the classroom

Tuesday, Apr 11 - The Mahaiwe has hosted more than 17,000 students from 57 schools since the program began. “Our goal is to share these performing arts experiences, engage students with their own unlimited potential, unleash their imaginations, and inspire their spirits.” -- Beryl Jolly, executive director of the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

News Brief: Funding will cover STEM-related AP exams

Saturday, Apr 1 - The STEM Advisory Council executive committee endorsed the administration’s decision to allocate approximately $326,000 this year from the STEM Pipeline Fund to cover the costs of AP exams in biology, chemistry, physics, computer science, calculus, environmental science and statistics.

Students celebrate life’s diversity – one drumbeat at a time

Thursday, Mar 9 - Using African dance and drumming as a vehicle to explore the concepts of folklore and storytelling came via a talented group of educators from Berkshire Pulse, an organization dedicated to building and strengthening community life through diverse and accessible programming.