While hospitalizations and deaths from coronavirus have largely spared children in Massachusetts, the pandemic has nonetheless taken a toll on our youngest residents.
The school year is underway in its fashion, with some youngsters learning remotely, others returning to classrooms, and some learning in a hybrid of the two, according to educational plans created by their school districts.
Hardly a normal year. Yet Bay State students should expect to take the MCAS exams next spring, as if this were, indeed, a typical school year.
Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Jeff Riley dropped the news earlier this week, and according to the State House News Service, the federal government has signaled that it won’t suspend the tests as it did this year.
Read the article in The Boston Herald