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Sabis International Charter School celebrates seniors
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May 29, 7:19 AM: Baker said everyone at the school from teachers to facilities staff came together to coordinate the senior celebration. The school’s main entrance and sidewalk were decorated with signs and balloons and music blared from several >
In a virtual world, Charter School stays the course
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May 28, 7:01 AM: While students have had to stay at home, and teachers have had to adapt to virtual classrooms, the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School continues to offer some of its “truly Charter” programs, according to Director Pete Steedman, >
Teachers seek to boost engagement with remote learning
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May 27, 7:23 AM: Vargas is contending with challenges that educators across the city are facing: engaging students through remote learning, locating students who aren’t showing up, translating lesson plans designed for in-person 50-minute classes >
Worcester teachers union raps superintendent over remote learning, plans protest
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May 20, 7:28 AM: Upset over Superintendent Maureen Binienda’s handling of the district’s remote learning amid the ongoing pandemic, the city teachers union on Tuesday afternoon said it planned on staging a protest Thursday.
Editorial: How well is remote learning working in Boston schools? We don’t really know.
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May 18, 6:56 AM: We need more granular data to hold the district accountable in the face of a crisis that will have a profound impact on the city’s most vulnerable children.
Opinion: Online learning a lifeline for students during COVID-19
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May 14, 6:19 AM: Even before COVID-19 struck, online schooling was on the rise. Across the U.S, 2.7 million K-12 students had an online schooling experience in 2019, up from 1.5 million in 2009. But Massachusetts hasn’t been at the forefront of that >
Opinion: New opportunities
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May 13, 7:18 AM: We have the chance now to suggest, recommend, even demand that our Vineyard learning environment meet the needs and capabilities of our children to embrace their innate capacities for natural learning.
Editorial: Revenue hit imperils increased education funding
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May 8, 8:24 AM: Starting with unfunded mandates makes sense, which is why the Taxpayers Foundation recommended postponing the distribution of funds contained in the Student Opportunity Act, which gives schools an additional $1.5 billion over seven >
Education officials see opportunity in Massachusetts’ remote learning moment
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May 7, 5:59 AM: While teachers are working to adapt to a new way of learning, modifying curriculums and engaging students and parents with varying degrees of success, state education officials are looking to the future, viewing the current shift to >
Public Colleges, Regulators Brace For 'Unprecedented Challenge'
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May 6, 7:44 AM: Already, the coronavirus pandemic and efforts to limit its spread has taken a financial toll on colleges. Now, state education officials plan to analyze the state's 24 community colleges and public universities to determine how they >
Worcester teachers union raises concerns about remote learning plan
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May 6, 7:22 AM: The president of Worcester’s teachers union said the organization was going back to the negotiating table with school officials on Tuesday to discuss its concerns about the district’s evolving remote learning plan.
Western Massachusetts schools stay flexible as online learning goes long-term
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May 5, 6:05 AM:

Most districts are taking the flexible approach, offering online and offline learning options for students, but understanding that many families have other priorities right now.

Boston Public Schools Updates Remote Learning Plan With More Structure
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May 4, 7:22 AM: As Boston Public Schools prepares for an all-remote finish to the school year, it's released new guidelines to give students more structure while they learn from home.
Teacher retention remains a challenge under receivership in Holyoke
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Apr 30, 8:08 AM: Teacher turnover has been a significant issue raised by opponents of the state’s takeover of Holyoke Public Schools ever since Holyoke went into state receivership in 2015. And it is a problem that even receivership’s supporters >
Foxboro Regional Charter tops among Attleboro area high schools in publication's annual ranking
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Apr 30, 7:42 AM: Foxboro Regional Charter School and North Attleboro, King Philip Regional, Mansfield and Norton high schools score well in a report released this week by U.S. News & World Report.
Op-Ed: Pathways to Good Jobs: My Plan to Expand Access to Vocational and Technical Education
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Apr 29, 7:56 AM: There are over 3200 students on waiting lists to attend vocational and technical schools in Massachusetts. Each year, students from our district sweat out the admissions process to get into Northeast Metro Tech.
Opinion: How to close Boston’s achievement gap during the coronavirus pandemic
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Apr 28, 7:52 AM: Last week, Governor Charlie Baker made official what many have long suspected: Students will not be returning to school in person for the remainder of this year.
Lynn Superintendent proposes English High, KIPP Academy Partnership
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Apr 27, 6:24 AM: Superintendent Dr. Patrick Tutwiler has proposed a controversial solution for how the school district can create the additional classroom space needed for the overcrowded Lynn English High School Life Skills Program.
The top public high schools in Massachusetts, according to 2020 U.S. News report
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Apr 22, 6:58 AM: Massachusetts is consistently ranked among the top states for good education but what are considered the best public schools in the state?
These are the 10 best public high schools in Massachusetts, according to U.S. News & World Report
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Apr 21, 7:23 AM: For the fourth consecutive year, Boston Latin School was ranked as the No. 1 public school in Massachusetts. It was also the only Massachusetts school that made the cut for the top 100 schools nationwide, coming in at No. 37.

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