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A sensible plan for reopening Boston schools

NOW THAT THE Boston Public Schools have announced a delayed reopening of schools, let us examine a way for students to reintegrate into their schools with an emphasis on what the students need rather than what the adults want. Superintendent Cassellius has proposed a plan she calls hopscotch. Some students would come into schools on Mondays […]

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Science says schools not ready to open in higher risk communities

TWO SEPARATE ANNOUNCEMENTS from the Baker administration last week underscore the total absence of a comprehensive statewide back-to-school plan that protects students, their families, and educators. On Thursday, Baker announced that the state will deploy COVID testing “SWAT teams” to schools with virus outbreaks – but only after COVID-19 transmission has already occurred within a […]

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Promising results with early college programs

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE HIGHLIGHTING NEW DATA showing greater academic success among high school students who take college courses, education experts called Wednesday for Massachusetts to continue investing in early college programs and broaden access to thousands more students. The early college courses available at roughly three dozen high schools have made a sizable impact […]

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Curtatone: A color-coded map is not a plan

EVERY CITY AND TOWN in Massachusetts has spent months trying to figure out how to return to in-person schooling. We all know the social, emotional, and educational benefits for our children. We all know a fully functioning school system also primes the pump of our economy because it allows everyone to go to work. I […]

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A third path for Boston’s School Committee

Students versus teachers. Teachers versus parents. Parents versus administrators. Administrators versus everyone. In a COVID-19 world, this “us versus them” mentality just doesn’t work anymore. We’ve seen it happen a lot recently, with talks over the past few months around reopening the Boston Public Schools and in discussions concerning the McCormack Middle School.  As parents, […]