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TECHNOLOGY IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST
IDEAS | ELIZABETH SCARBORO
‘We always say we want kids to read at home. Well, I thought, they’re home.’
In the pandemic, a teacher improvises.
DeLeo is poised to work at Northeastern. So far, he’s let students down
Under the speaker’s leadership, the Legislature has failed to properly address the issue of sexual assault on college campuses.
Healthy schools: a challenge normally, and a problem now
An editorial advocating for superintendents to follow public health experts' guidance in reopening school systems stirred criticism from readers.
The Grinch stole snow days!
'For all the grinchy superintendents out there who would insist on remote learning on Thursday, I say, “Haven’t our children and parents lost enough this year?'
The classroom remains a COVID question mark
Without clear answers on whether the coronavirus is spreading in schools, views on returning vary.
IDEAS | DAVID SCHARFENBERG
Massachusetts’ public schools are highly segregated. It’s time we treated that like the crisis it is
The Bay State hasn’t demonstrated any real urgency around integration in decades. Millions of children have paid the price.
Psychologist is seeing an excruciating inequity in how high-needs children are being taught
"When children with disabilities have unequal access to free and appropriate education because of where they live, we should be outraged."
Jared C. Nicholson
Reopening schools requires better state support
Acknowledge the local experts that we are listening to, or at least help us understand what’s driving any discrepancies among experts.
The English language: a barrier and a bridge
Readers react to both a study showing earnings gains for immigrants who learn English and to two opinion pieces examining how our language both lifts and hinders non-English speakers.
Testing key to reopening public schools
As COVID-19 numbers rise, so does the need to serve public school children across the Commonwealth.