Mass. education head wants districts to get kids back to school while they can in case of second virus spike

Massachusetts Education Commissioner Jeffrey Riley said Thursday he wants most school districts to take advantage of the “window” of time when coronavirus transmission rates are low enough to bring students back to the classroom.


Marlborough High School shifts to remote learning as cases crop up among students in Marlborough, Hull, and Pepperell

School officials in Hull and Pepperell reported this week that a student in each town has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Food & Dining

Chefs are parents, too. Here are their tips if your kitchen is now a makeshift school cafeteria

From banana sushi rolls to skewer snacks, these pros have lunch ideas in the bag.


Education commissioner leans on 16 remote-only school districts to spell out their plans to reopen classrooms

The districts that are offering remote-only instruction have COVID-19 transmission rates that fall into the lowest risk categories in the state’s assessment system.


PHOTOS: The first day of remote school for Boston

Monday was the first day of virtual learning for Boston students. The Globe's education team followed a range of students, educators, and support staff through their first day back.


Boston schools reopen remotely today with many bugs to work through

Boston is preparing for a bumpy start to the academic year Monday as students log on to begin classes remotely for the first day of school.


At Mass. schools, officials face challenges brought on by COVID-19 early in year

Monomoy Regional High School reported its first case of COVID-19 less than a week after the school year began -- and has asked more than 80 students and staff to quarantine, according to the superintendent Sunday.


As start of classes draws near, coronavirus cases reported in Boston school bus yard

Within a two-week span, two maintenance workers at the Readville bus yard were diagnosed with COVID-19, according to Transdev, the private contractor that oversees the city’s three school bus yards.