As policymakers think about ways to address learning disruptions students are experiencing during the COVID-19 pandemic, one potential tool that got attention during a Boston College webinar Thursday was the concept of restructuring the academic calendar. 5:06 p.m.
While city and school leaders in Medford and Somerville were weighing how to bring students back into classrooms, they kept running into a glaring obstacle: how could the two densely populated communities ensure they were screening school populations for a highly infectious virus? 8:03 p.m.
As cases of COVID-19 continue to spike across Massachusetts, state education leaders said Tuesday that even schools in communities deemed to be at the highest-risk for virus transmission should not abandon in-person classroom learning unless there is evidence that the virus is spreading within the schools. 5:25 p.m.
Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School has moved to fully remote learning through Nov. 6 after four people connected to the school tested positive for the coronavirus, school officials said Monday. 10:54 a.m.
During the final presidential debate on Thursday night, NBC moderator Kristen Welker used the example of Boston moving to remote learning to pose a question to President Trump and former vice president Joe Biden on the coronavirus. 9:33 a.m.