LENOX MA — Interim Superintendent Timothy Lee is no longer an “interim.” Following an outpouring of accolades for Lee’s performance, the School Committee on Monday night voted unanimously to appoint him as superintendent through June 2017. Lee, who had been principal at Morris Elementary School, took over the top post last July following the retirement… [Read More]
TURNERS FALLS, MA — As principal of the Franklin County Technical School, Richard Martin was known for a nearer-than-the-bleachers involvement in the vocational high school’s sports teams, suiting up for practice and running drills with teenagers. Martin, 50, of Rindge, N.H., said he doesn’t think that will change when he takes over as superintendent in… [Read More]
NORTHAMPTON, MA – Mayor David J. Narkewicz today announced that the City of Northampton has received a $50,000 Mass in Motion Grant from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to promote public health regionally through the Healthy Hampshire collaborative. In announcing the grant, Mayor Narkewicz said “we are pleased to continue to collaborate with Amherst,… [Read More]
NORTHAMPTON, MA – Many young people who are involved with Department of Youth Services (DYS), the state’s juvenile justice system, have been challenged by traditional teaching approaches used in their previous school settings. But there may be a powerful way to increase their engagement and accelerate their learning, using blended learning – online learning combined… [Read More]
NORTHAMPTON, MA – Educators engage struggling learners when they use teaching techniques that are in sync with the brain’s memory systems, says local educator and author, Ken Pransky. In his new book, Memory at Work in the Classroom: Strategies to Help Underachieving Students, Pransky and coauthor Dr. Francis Bailey give teachers the tools to support… [Read More]
NORTHAMPTON MA – The community will have a chance Wednesday, in a whirlwind of meetings and interviews, to hear from three candidates for the post of school superintendent, topped off with a planned decision by the school board.
HOLYOKE, MA – Web Design and Computer Programming Instructor Karen Morneau says that whenever the Robotics Club meets at Dean Technical High School, more students show up. The afterschool club is popular, she says, because students soon learn that working with robots “is so incredibly fun.” But taking part in the Robotics Club is also… [Read More]