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Education, Interrupted

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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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Caravan aims to honor graduating seniors with music, speeches

Proms, in-person graduation ceremonies, and final recitals may be canceled, but on Saturday, Boston’s students will be able to celebrate the end of their high school careers with a “commencement caravan” traversing much of the city.

In shake-up, Boston Public Schools eliminates 10 positions

The cuts at BPS's central office, part of a broader shift toward school-based professional training, come through a combination of layoffs and reassignments.

A brand new COVID-era college in Vermont?

Seth Andrew has been on a strange kind of mission over the past couple of years: to purchase a bucolic yet dying New England college campus and repurpose it as a new sort of educational institution.

High school sophomores to take MCAS next year, state plan recommends

Education Commissioner Jeffrey Riley laid out the state's plan in a memo Tuesday but acknowledged that plans could change “depending of the evolving nature of the pandemic."

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.