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Maple Street School head named to independent schools group board
Dr. Fran Bisselle, head of Manchester's Maple Street School, has been named to the Board of Trustees for the National Association of Independent Schools.
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Women's Day to be observed at BBA
Events throughout the day will include a student made film at assembly; an interview with Mariko Silver, President of Bennington College; and a community screening of the film "Miss Representation."
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Megafaun's Joe Westerlund issues his freewheeling debut as Grandma Sparrow May 20
Grandma Sparrow, the long-gestating solo project of Megafaun drummer Joe Westerlund, will finally debut May 20, when Matthew E. White's Spacebomb Records releases Grandma Sparrow & His Piddletractor Orchestra.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
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Area Arts Organizations offer Free and Discounted Student Admissions
As part of the Bennington Arts Summit, the committee assigned to finding ways to strengthen the relationship between the schools and the arts community, has compiled a list of arts organizations that give student discounts.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Poet opens series at Bennington College
" On the road blue thistles, barely / visible by night, and, by these, you may yet find your way home," Lucie Brock-Broido writes in "Stay, Illusion," her acclaimed new collection of poetry.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
The Southtown Star
Homewood murals offer more than meets the eye
This latest work was one of three additional murals completed in the village in 2013 to round out the work that illusionist Richard Haas began contributing to the community in the 1980s.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
US News & World Report
The Common Core Math Standards: Content and Controversy
Students will still spend time memorizing math formulas, but thanks to Common Core they will also be required to model the concepts they're learning.
Thu Feb 20, 2014
Walking in Bennington
Less than 15 miles north of Williamstown, Bennington offers covered bridges, maple syrup producers, museums, shops and restaurants minutes away from the Berkshires and the New York Capital Region.
How One Young College President Succeeded a Long-Serving Chief
Mariko Silver, the new president of Bennington College, left Arizona State University last year to take the helm from Elizabeth Coleman, who had led Bennington for 25 years.
Michelle Rhee: School Choice and Common Core Cheerleader
Who would have thought the champion of charters and school choice, the foe of teachers unions, was connected to Common Core before most people had even heard the term? Michelle Rhee is that woman and she has poured millions into getting Republican candidates elected in at least 17 states [in 2012, 90 out of the 105 candidates backed by Rhee were ... (more)
Wed Feb 19, 2014
Porches going on tour, including a show w/ Frankie Cosmos
NYC "bummer pop" band Porches rarely have a lack of local shows , and that's no different this month into next, though they'll be gone for about half of March on tour .