• in-person learning Dec 15, 2020

    Mass. Proposes New Requirements for In-Person School Instruction

    Schools that are teaching online during the pandemic would be required to give every student at least some live interaction with a teacher each day under new rules being considered Tuesday by Massachusetts officials. The state’s Board of Elementary and Secondary Education met to discuss proposed standards around online education amid concerns that it has left many students with...

  • Massachusetts Oct 20, 2020

    Updates Coming to Massachusetts' COVID-19 Stoplight Metric

    Massachusetts public health officials are planning updates to the stoplight metric that measures community COVID-19 transmission risks, incorporating examples where cases at colleges, nursing homes, or jails may push an entire community into the red category and affect decisions about in-person learning, according to the state education commissioner. “We’ve seen how those places can skew a city’s or town’s...

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