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Public school enrollment plummets statewide amid coronavirus pandemic
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Nov 25, 8:53 AM: Overall, the state’s 400 public school districts, which include charter and vocational schools, have lost more than 37,000 students from their rosters this fall, causing statewide enrollment to drop to 911,432, according >
Top Massachusetts schools for sending students to college or university: Charter schools thrive in top 50%
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Nov 17, 7:21 AM: Massachusetts public charter schools take the lead with some of the highest percentages for students attending college or university in the fall of 2018-2019, ranking ahead of several traditionally prestigious districts >
Boston schools, teachers union strike safety deal to return high-needs students to classroom
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Nov 16, 8:46 AM: Four Boston schools will move forward with plans to reopen to high-needs students Monday after the district and teachers' union struck a deal on safety policies over the weekend.
Three Massachusetts teachers transform their approach online
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Nov 16, 8:43 AM: Teachers are facing unprecedented challenges this school year, from trying to reach invisible students who attend class without their computer’s camera turned on to juggling the demands of simultaneous online and in-person >
Teachers and parents clash at Nashoba Regional High School over return to in-person learning
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Nov 9, 7:38 AM: Some parents feel the district has not been transparent about whether high school students may return to in-person learning this year and some feel threatened or intimidated by a statement signed by high school teachers. >
Mass. school districts' plans vary widely on key practices for pandemic-era education, review finds
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Nov 9, 7:11 AM: Only half of Massachusetts’ 40 largest districts spell out to the public how much teacher-led instruction time they expect students to receive during the pandemic. A third of the districts haven’t addressed whether they >
743 Lynn Public Schools students have not logged on at all for remote learning this year; Massachusetts lacks data statewide
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Nov 5, 8:33 AM: Since classes started remotely last month, 743 students enrolled in the Lynn Public Schools have not logged on, according to Sheila O’Neil, president of the Lynn Teachers Union.
Increased interest in Massachusetts private schools mounts due to pandemic
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Oct 29, 5:43 AM: Massachusetts parents, teachers and students have grappled with in-person, remote and hybrid learning models since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and waiting in limbo has forced some families to turn to private education in >
Editorial: Vocational school admissions need a fix
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Oct 26, 8:04 AM: No longer your father’s shop class, these high-demand programs remain inaccessible to many students. Expanding access to technical education should be a priority, even in the pandemic.
As parents object to shutdowns, Amherst school officials look to revise health metrics
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Oct 26, 7:38 AM: Facing objections from parents to their children returning to all-remote instruction beginning Monday, the Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee wants the teachers union to consider adjusting COVID-19 health metrics >
‘Missing a year affects us a lot’: Families respond with anguish after Boston public schools cancel in-person learning
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Oct 22, 5:44 AM: After another jump in Boston’s coronavirus positivity rate, the city’s public school district said it has canceled in-person instruction for thousands of high-needs students — the only group to return to school buildings >
Snow day or remote learning day? When storms hit, Massachusetts schools will have a choice this year, state says
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Oct 21, 5:24 AM: With winter on the horizon amid the coronavirus pandemic, Massachusetts’s top K-12 education official has issued guidance on the future of snow days. Local school districts can choose between snow days or remote learning >
Local parents hold dual rallies in protest over recent entrance exam proposal
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Oct 20, 6:35 AM: Parents and alumni rallied Sunday on the front steps of Boston Latin School in both protest and support of a recent controversial proposal to suspend the exam for a year.
Judge denies Boston Teachers Union request to allow educators to work remotely when city’s virus rate is above 4 percent
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Oct 15, 7:43 AM: Teachers union argued its agreement with the district made working in person optional when virus rate is above 4 percent
Teachers union sues to block in-person learning
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Oct 13, 8:40 AM: When the first cohort of students returned to school buildings Oct. 1, Boston Teachers Union President Jessica Tang joined Mayor Martin Walsh and Boston Public Schools Superintendent Brenda Cassellius at the David A. Ellis >
Boston teachers rally against in-person learning amid coronavirus spike
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Oct 12, 7:56 AM: Teachers in Boston rallied on Saturday as they take the city to court over what union members say is a broken promise.
How TECCA is helping parents and guardians as well as students
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Oct 12, 7:12 AM: The main reason being, TECCA was nearly completely remote to begin with. Its mission since 2015 has been to give students throughout Massachusetts a free, flexible and uninterrupted online learning experience. >
Boston teachers union sues city, Walsh over right to teach remotely when virus positivity rate is above 4 percent
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Oct 9, 6:36 AM: The Boston Teachers Union sued city and school district leaders Thursday over their decision to continue requiring some educators to report to school buildings, saying the district is violating an agreement that schools >
Boston delays next phase of in-person school as coronavirus positivity rate rises to 4.1 percent
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Oct 8, 6:26 AM: On Wednesday Mayor Martin Walsh announced in-person school would be delayed because of the rising coronavirus positivity rate.
Some parents around Mass. want kids to return to in-person learning full time. Here’s why.
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Oct 5, 7:44 AM: It’s only been a few weeks since Beth Humberd’s son started third grade, and already, she’s concerned by the impact of the remote learning on his development and engagement with his education. >

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