'A Lot Of Anxiety,' Some School Districts Get Extra Student Counseling Help From Local Mental Health ProvidersAbout 60 schools in Massachusetts are partnering with Gosnold Behavioral Health System in Falmouth for additional counseling of students.
Staff Shortages, COVID Testing Concerns Loom As Boston Prepares For New School YearBoston Public Schools are facing two issues just six days before the new school year starts - staffing shortages and parental consent to test students for COVID-19.
'Wear A Mask,' Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Kids' Questions About COVID-19 As School BeginsDr, Mallika Marshall answered kids’ questions about the coronavirus and how it would impact them as they head back to school full-time
'You Get To Have Fun,' Salem School Program Helps Kids Catch Up From Pandemic Learning LossThe depth of pandemic learning loss is a real concern across Massachusetts as a new school year begins. But Salem hopes to have gotten a jump start in closing that gap.
7 Massachusetts School Districts To Offer Full-Time Remote Learning To Students This FallThirteen districts applied to the state to start remote learning academies. Seven will welcome students this fall.
What Age Can I Leave My Kids Home Alone After School? In Massachusetts, It's Up To ParentsIn some states, the answer is determined by law.
Tewksbury Teen Fights School Mask PolicyA Tewksbury teenager is fighting the school’s mask policy, just days before students return to classrooms.
'There Could Be Some Disruption In Service,' Districts Scrambling To Find School Bus DriversOne of the largest school transportation providers in the state is about 300 drivers short to start the school year this week.
Face Masks In Schools This Fall: Here's The Latest Massachusetts GuidanceA mask mandate will be in effect for everyone at Massachusetts schools through Oct. 1.
Southbridge Cancels First Day Of School Due To Henri ConcernsThe Southbridge superintendent decided days in advance to cancel classes, though Tropical Storm Henri ended up largely sparing the area from widespread damage.
Education Commissioner Seeks Power To Mandate Face Masks For Everyone In Massachusetts Schools Through October 1The goal is to give students and school staff more time to get vaccinated.
81% Support School Mask Mandate In Massachusetts, Poll FindsMassachusetts voters overwhelmingly support a school mask mandate, according to a new poll.
Dorchester Back-To-School Event Offers Free Backpacks, COVID Vaccinations For Eligible KidsThe Salvation Army Croc Center teamed up with the Dimock Center in Dorchester to give out free backpacks and get more kids vaccinated.
Teachers Union Wants COVID Vaccine Requirement For All Eligible Students, School Employees In MassachusettsThe MTA is calling for the state to require COVID vaccinations for eligible students as well as anyone working in schools. 
Tips To Help Ease Back-To-School Anxiety For KidsExperts say it's a good idea to begin practicing your school routine now.