Boston Schools Applying For Waiver To Delay First Day Of Class Until Sept. 21The City of Boston is planning to push back the start of school for students until September 21.
Days From Deadline, Massachusetts Parents And Teachers Spar On School ReopeningAs the deadline for schools to submit their plans approaches, protests are emerging across the state with parents and teachers taking sides.
Boston University To Begin Allowing Posthumous Degrees For StudentsEffective this fall, Boston University will allow approval of posthumous degrees for students who died before completing coursework.
Massachusetts Updates Guidance On Schools Reopening Based On New Coronavirus MapThe Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has sent a new letter to superintendents suggesting how the state's new color-coded coronavirus map should play a role in school reopening decisions.
Holy Cross Shifts To Remote Learning For Fall SemesterHoly Cross students woke up Monday morning to the news that their fall 2020 semester will be shifting to remote online learning because of the coronavirus.
Lawmakers Debate Bill To Suspend MCAS Exam For 4 YearsMassachusetts lawmakers will accept written testimony Monday on legislation that would suspend the MCAS exams for four years.
Catholic Schools In Massachusetts Face Wave Of ClosuresCatholic church officials say nearly a dozen Catholic schools have closed in Massachusetts this year and more could shutter as the economic toll of the coronavirus pandemic mounts.
Massachusetts Schools Final Reopening Plan Deadline Extended To FridayMassachusetts schools were due to submit their final reopening plans to the state Monday. But that deadline has been extended to August 14.
Teachers' Union: Baker 'Totally Wrong' To Suggest Kids Can't Learn To Read RemotelyThe state’s largest teachers’ union is pushing back against Governor Charlie Baker’s belief that children can’t learn to read remotely.
How Are Massachusetts' Largest Cities Handling School Reopening?Worcester is favoring a remote start while Boston hasn't released a plan yet.
'The Facts Don't Support It': Baker Against All Massachusetts Schools Starting Fully RemoteGov. Charlie Baker indicated at a Friday news conference that he doesn't want all schools in the state to be starting fully remote.
Learning Pods Will Help 20 Boston Students Gain 'Some Sense Of Normalcy' During PandemicA Boston city councilor and a group of educators have come up with the idea of a "learning pod" to help students with their studies.
'It Really Is Going To Take A Whole Village' Boston Superintendent Says Of School ReopeningBoston Public Schools Superintendent Brenda Cassellius is providing a more detailed look at how a hybrid model would work.
Massachusetts Senate Passes Genocide Education BillThe Massachusetts Senate has passed a bill that requires genocide and human rights education for middle and high school students.
Some Winchester Parents Want Separate School Plan For Younger ChildrenSome Winchester parents want students in kindergarten through grade 5 to be physically in school, not learning remotely this fall.