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Marblehead parents 'Stand Up for Students'
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Feb 26, 9:23 AM: Reduce social distancing rules and put all students back in the classroom was the message delivered to School Committee members Thursday night
Catholic Schools Have Stayed (Mostly) Open in the Pandemic
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Feb 25, 7:25 AM: Most public school students in Boston, the state’s largest school district, have not returned to in-person learning for nearly a year due to the pandemic. But greater Boston’s Catholic schools, the state’s second largest >
Teachers union hits back at opening Massachusetts classrooms full-time by spring
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Feb 24, 8:02 AM: The state’s top teachers union blasted Gov. Charlie Baker and state education officials for announcing “it’s time” to phase out virtual and hybrid learning and return students to classrooms full-time five days a week by >
Editorial: Extend school year so students can catch up
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Feb 24, 7:33 AM: Finally, after nearly a year of remote and hybrid learning upended education for students across Massachusetts, state officials have a plan to return kids to the classroom.
Kendra Espinoza: Will Massachusetts make religious liberty and school choice a reality?
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Feb 23, 8:38 AM: Six years ago, I met with Erica Smith of the Institute for Justice in a Montana coffee shop where I agreed to be the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit about the use of funds from a state education tax credit program for children >
To help low-income students, build more affordable housing in high-performing school districts, report says
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Feb 23, 7:19 AM:

Massachusetts and other New England states should create more affordable housing in suburbs with high-performing schools to expand educational opportunities for low-income students, according to a report released Monday >

For some parents, remote learning is an imperfect but welcome alternative
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Feb 22, 6:28 AM: While some parents are clamoring for schools to offer more in-person learning time, others have chosen to keep their children in fully remote classes, either because of health concerns or because it simply seemed less >
‘Make It Even Better,’ Teachers Hope To Improve On Remote Learning Successes
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Feb 19, 7:30 AM: But the leaders in this community are determined to focus on the ‘ups’ and look at this time as a chance to innovate.
After nearly a year, families still face difficulties of remote learning
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Feb 17, 7:02 AM: She added that as the months stretch into a year and longer, she fears her children’s love of learning will slip further and further away and become replaced with frustration over a “new normal” that often fails to account >
Mental health scars? Concerns over long-term impact of remote learning on children in MA
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Feb 16, 6:21 AM: Boston 25 News spoke at length with Commissioner Jeffrey Riley of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) about what the state is doing to help kids who are struggling with their mental health. >
‘Learning pods’ taking root in Black, Latino neighborhoods
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Feb 15, 10:01 AM: When school buildings abruptly closed last spring, many wealthy families quickly pooled their resources to pay for private teachers, academic coaches, and art instructors to supplement their children’s at-home schooling in >
As Boston Schools Reopen, Many Parents Still Opt For Remote Learning
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Feb 12, 6:25 AM: Even though more public school students will be able to return to classrooms in the coming weeks, some families in communities most deeply affected by the coronavirus are opting to stay remote.
Plymouth families look to homeschooling as alternative to hybrid learning plan
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Feb 10, 8:15 AM: As schools reopened on the alternating schedule last fall, more than 200 children had been signed up for homeschooling plans. And the numbers only increased into winter, with 221 homeschooling plans now approved by the >
‘They are suffering’: Reading parents petition to have students learn in full-hybrid model
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Feb 4, 7:55 AM: Parents of students at Reading Memorial High School are hoping to get the attention of school officials by signing a petition pushing for their children to be allowed back into the classroom in a full-hybrid model. >
Lowell teachers’ union, school officials remain split on return to classrooms
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Feb 2, 7:17 AM: The United Teachers of Lowell and the Lowell Public Schools administration signed a memorandum of agreement last fall on working conditions during the pandemic but remain at odds over provisions that would give staff the >
Few Massachusetts Students Prefer Remote Learning
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Feb 2, 6:25 AM: A new Barr Foundation and Gallup study of Massachusetts high school students finds that, while many are currently learning remotely full-time, relatively few -- 16% -- say this is their preference. Half of Massachusetts >
Massachusetts teachers unions snap back at Baker administration, ask to retract statement about vaccines
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Jan 28, 8:39 AM: Leaders of Massachusetts teachers unions are snapping back at the state and demanding Gov. Charlie Baker retract a Tuesday statement from his administration that said unions will oppose going back to school until vaccines >
Massachusetts teachers slam drop in vaccine priority, say they feel like ‘pawns’ in a game
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Jan 27, 9:01 AM:

Teachers unions in Massachusetts are pushing back on the state’s updated vaccine administration plan, saying it delays vaccinations for educators, slowing down the safe return to in-person learning.

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Founders Academy student donates canteen books to Manchester VA
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Jan 21, 7:54 AM: Evan Dexter, a student at the Founders Academy public charter school, donated 500 canteen books to the Manchester VA Medical Center. Dexter is a Son of the American Legion Henry J. Sweeney Post 2 in Manchester. His >
For schoolchildren struggling to read, COVID-19 has been a wrecking ball
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Jan 20, 9:19 AM: Kids in need of remedial support already were vulnerable before the pandemic. Now they’re facing educational ruin.

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