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Education, Interrupted

About Education, Interrupted


This is an ongoing series which looks at how school closures in the wake of the coronavirus crisis are affecting individual students.

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Survey offers snapshot of Boston Public Schools families struggling to cope with crisis

In addition, nearly a quarter need extra financial support and one out of every five has experienced housing insecurity.

Massachusetts families get a lifeline against hunger: $400 per child, whether they need it or not

The families of roughly half the public school students in Massachusetts will soon receive payments totalling around $400 per child to help them cover the cost of meals on days when the schools were closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Does anyone want to help Boston design a better test for its prestigious exam schools?

School officials scrambling to find a willing bidder as a May 15 deadline fast approaches.

Madison Park to launch national search for its eighth headmaster in eight years

The new hire will be the eighth school leader — permanent or interim — overseeing Madison Park in eight years, according to information from the district.

Boston students will not be held back this year, according to new BPS outline

Superintendent Brenda Cassellius said the coronavirus pandemic, which moved school online, has amplified instructional and structural inequities.

Board of Education clears graduation hurdle for some high school seniors

Some high school seniors who struggled with the MCAS are getting a reprieve this year, thanks to a unanimous vote from the state board of education that is removing a major graduation barrier.

Virtual classes test kindergarten teachers

Kindergarten, like preschool, does not require extensive reading or long reports, but it requires a certain togetherness that is gone in the era of coronavirus.

The lost year: High school seniors reflect on glory days they’ll never have

Like every senior class before them, the Class of 2020 was supposed to enjoy the long goodbye of their final semester in high school. Instead, the time of their lives has turned to heartbreak.