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The Berkshire Hills Regional School District Committee voted unanimously on Thursday to rename Monument Valley Regional Middle School in Great Barrington the W.E.B. Du Bois Regional Middle School. 

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The Berkshire Hills Regional School District committee will soon hold a public hearing on a petition that calls for the Monument Valley Regional Middle School in Great Barrington, Massachusetts to be renamed after local civil rights icon W.E.B. Du Bois. WAMC spoke with Gwendolyn VanSant of Great Barrington’s W.E.B. Du Bois Legacy Committee to find out more about the decision, and why Du Bois’s support of Communism in his later years has led some in the community to resist past efforts at recognizing the NAACP co-founder. The public hearing is set for September 3rd.

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The Berkshire Hills Regional School District will not begin the school year with a full return to in-person classes.

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Public school superintendents around Berkshire County are working around the clock to prepare contingency plans for the fall semester.

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The Berkshire Hills Regional School District will employ a new taxpayer funding method for its capital improvements. 

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Four educational leaders in Berkshire County have secured a $46,000 Massachusetts Mathematics and Science Partnership grant from the state’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. 

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A proposal to restructure Great Barrington’s tax system that became a divisive issue in town has been squashed — at least for the time being.

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For the second straight year, voters in the Berkshire Hills Regional School District have rejected a high school renovation project. The ballot items drove roughly 60 percent of the area’s voters to the polls.

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For the second straight year, voters in the Berkshire Hills Regional School District have rejected a high school renovation project. Residents of Great Barrington, Stockbridge and West Stockbridge were asked to approve a $51 million renovation of the nearly 50-year-old Monument Mountain Regional High School.

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Select Boards in three Berkshire County towns have endorsed a controversial high school renovation project, but town voters will have a say come Election Day.