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K-12

Equity concerns spark discussion about school year

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.

K-12

Novel pool testing for coronavirus seen as potential K-12 model

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?

K-12

Newton parents, city councilors question slow pace of reopening high schools

“I just know I’ve got two high schoolers who don’t leave their room all day, who never see classmates or teachers in person,” one parent said.

Globe Local

Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office opens remote learning space for students

The Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office has opened a remote learning space in Braintree for students ages 9 to 12 whose parents can’t be home with them during the school day.

K-12

As coronavirus cases rise, Mass. education officials caution against abandoning in-person schooling

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.

K-12

Monty Tech, vocational school in Fitchburg, goes remote after multiple coronavirus cases

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.

K-12

Rising cases forces Milton High School to go all-remote starting Tuesday

Students will log in for classes virtually for two weeks with an expected return to in-person learning set for Nov. 10.

Politics

Boston school closures referenced during debate between Trump, Biden

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.