SCHOOLS

Chia-Wen Huang, a Chinese teacher at the Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School in Hadley, Massachusetts.
Carol Lollis / Daily Hampshire Gazette / gazettenet.com

Two traditional public school districts in western Massachusetts are alerting parents about an effort by a charter school to get student names for recruitment.

Education As A Way To Find Freedom In Prison

Jan 28, 2019

This is the first in a year-long monthly series of stories called Lessons Learned, exploring personal moments in education.

José Bou considers himself a lucky man. Today, he’s doing what he calls his life’s work at the Holyoke Public School system, bringing family and school leaders closer together and working to reduce chronic student absences.

“I feel like I’m where I’m supposed to be,” said Bou.

A billboard placed on Route 7 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
Heather Bellow / The Berkshire Eagle

A billboard on Route 7 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, has prompted new charges of sexual child abuse that allegedly took place decades ago. 

A sign at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Diane Lederman / The Republican / Masslive.com/photos

The Commissioner of Higher Education for Massachusetts said he was surprised to hear about anticipated financial difficulties at Hampshire College.

Should Massachusetts brace for a small-college crunch?

Hampshire College announced Tuesday that, in response to what its president called “bruising” financial and demographic trends, it will seek a “strategic partnership” to carry it into the future. College officials are still weighing whether or not to admit a freshman class for next year.

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