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KEVIN GUTTING
Lander Grinspoon Academy fourth grader Chanina Kosovske, right, and Iqra Academy fourth grader Bashir Komov look at items Kosovske received at the end of a visit by LGA students to the W. Springfield school on Wednesday.

Local Jewish, Muslim students embark on journeys of faith, understanding

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Growing up in Florence, Eliza Moss-Horwitz, 17, does not remember meeting a person of Muslim faith. She attended Lander-Grinspoon Academy, a Jewish day school, for kindergarten through grade 6, then JFK Middle School. She describes her classmates as having been mostly like her: Caucasian, and in the elementary grades, of Jewish faith. “It would have been so interesting …

Northampton High students launch petition drive protesting departure of English teacher Kurt Ostrow

Friday, April 17, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — When Northampton High School freshman Danielle Parent learned in class Thursday that her English teacher, Kurt Ostrow, would be leaving May 1, she burst into sobs. “It’s really hard to lose someone that you trust,” said Parent, 14. “He’s my favorite teacher — ever.” Parent is one of more than 75 …

Amherst Regional High School Honor Roll

Friday, April 17, 2015

Amherst Regional High School Second Trimester GRADE 9 Camryn Adams, Stratton Adams, Kale Allan, Beatrix Barker, Claire Basler-Chang, Anya Benson, Isabel Bishop, Malcolm Blinder, Sadie Blumenfeld, Alvaro Borrell, Daniel Brennan, Lindsey Campbell, Rebecca Caraker, Eliza Carson, Devan Chen, Peroum Chham, Celia Child, Stanley Cliche, Robert Cooley, Adele Cousland, Livia Cox, Tristan Cox Chiara Darnton, Rafael DePillis, Lillian DeSilva-Beal, John Diep, John Dinsmore, Liza …

Amherst Regional High School prepares to expand interactive math curriculum that encourages flexibility, multiple solutions

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

AMHERST — A businesswoman offers two items in her air delivery service: calculators and chicken feed. The two products come in containers of different weight and size, with different costs and sale prices. Accounting for the limited capacity …

Hampshire Regional eighth-graders explore intersection of art and science during Smith College field trip

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Nearly 60 eighth-graders from Hampshire Regional Middle School descended on the Smith College campus Wednesday to spill water, melt plastic and spin on office chairs until dizzy — all in the name of science. The field …

Chalk Talk: In a teacher’s voice

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Organizational development expert Margaret Wheatley writes, “We live in a complex world, we often don’t know what’s going on, and we won’t be able to understand its complexity unless we spend more time in not knowing.” I return …

EHS senior honored with service award

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

GOLD HONORS: An Easthampton High School senior has been honored with a national community service award. Bryan Delaney, 18, was named a gold recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award, a recognition granted by The Prudential Spirit of …

Bridge Street School prepares for 100 year celebration

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

MAJOR MARKER: The Bridge Street School “100 Years Committee” is looking for contributions of memorabilia and ideas to celebrate the Northampton school’s 100 years. The 100 Year Celebration of Bridge Street School is set for May 29 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the school. Organizers are looking …

Valley Press Club offers scholarships

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS: Up to six Valley Press Club Scholarships of $1,000 each are available for students interested in studying journalism. These include the Al Jaffe Scholarship, for which funds are donated annually by Jaffe, who was the Press Club’s first scholarship winner in 1964. Jaffe is a retired …

Interactive math curriculum in Amherst encourages flexibility, multiple solutions

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

AMHERST — A businesswoman offers two items in her air delivery service: calculators and chicken feed. The two products come in containers of different weight and size, with different costs and sale prices. Accounting for the limited capacity …

Sunderland Elementary School Committee approves $2.16 million budget with no staff cuts

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

SUNDERLAND — Sunderland’s Elementary School Committee has approved a $2,156,600 budget for next year. That’s an increase of $52,600, up 2.5 percent over last year. The budget includes no staff reductions, as is the case in Deerfield and was the case at the Frontier Regional School until the …

Area brief

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Easthampton PARCC DISCUSSION FOR PARENTS: There will be a meeting for parents to discuss questions and concerns about the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Public Safety Complex, 32 Payson Ave. Students in Grades 3 to …

Treehouse Foundation HEROES stage performance based on foster-care experiences

Saturday, March 14, 2015

AMHERST — About a dozen young people sent their message loud and proud Friday night as they got on stage at Hampshire College to sing, dance and read poems about their experience in the foster-care system in a …