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STAT: The Readout Loud
TECHNOLOGY IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST
The long-term effects on school-age children are unknown
We do not know the full impact of COVID-19 disease on the developing brain or psychological growth.
Remote teaching is the only option
A return to in-person teaching will be short-lived, and possibly devastating.
Reboot education for the long haul
This isn't an emergency anymore — it's a long-term reality.
Wary eyes cast toward returning college students
With many Massachusetts colleges making plans for fall, readers fear returning students will lead to spikes in coronavirus cases.
Mass. has failed to make investment higher education needs to lift the community
"Many of the hardest hit during this pandemic lack the degree or credential they need to secure a position that better insulates them from economic disruption."
A devil of a time working out details on start of school year
With the new school year fast approaching, state officials and teachers unions argue over how to proceed.
Nick Whitney and Greg Skomal
Facts, but no easy answers, around shark bites in New England
So what can we do — especially as people flock to the beach to cool off?
Michael F. Collins
Lessons from UMass Medical School on how to bring students back
At UMass Medical School, we brought back more than 2,000 students, faculty, and staff. Before the return to campus in May, each was tested for the coronavirus.
Boston’s high schools need improvement. Can Brenda Cassellius get it done?
It's tragic that Brenda Cassellius is facing unrest among principals only a year into her tenure. For the sake of thousands of underserved Boston students, the district's leaders need to settle on a clear plan — and soon.
Lurching, tiptoeing — haltingly, cautiously — toward the start of a new school year
With fall approaching and schools scrambling to make plans, readers see a host of problems with ensuring a safe return.