SCHOOLS

Joaquin Oliver was 17 when he died in Parkland, Florida just over a year ago.

He was killed among 16 others killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School by a young man armed with an assault rifle made by a Massachusetts company: Smith & Wesson.

A billboard, at right, on Route 7 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, was paid for by the mother of a man who says he was sexually abused decades ago in a now-closed elementary school in Sheffield. This one went up in February.
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The mother of a man who says he was sexually abused as a child in a Berkshire County elementary school paid for two billboards this winter to call attention to the case.

Hampshire College philosophy professor Christoph Cox.
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It's been nearly two months since Hampshire College's president announced the school was searching for a long-term "strategic partner" to help the school as it faced enrollment declines and financial pressures. 

Massachusetts Route 8A northbound entering Heath, Massachusetts.
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Residents of Heath, Massachusetts, chose not to sell an empty school building to a cannabis company this week. 

The Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford.
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Two bills before Connecticut lawmakers would require schools to teach African-American, as well as Puerto Rican and Latino history.

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