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Coronavirus News: Friday, June 5, 2020

U.S. schools lay off hundreds of thousands, setting up lasting harm to kids (Reuters)

Most educators want schools to stay closed to slow spread of COVID-19 (Education Week)

Research shows students falling months behind due to school closure (New York Times)

Schools plan to reopen as federal watchdog finds major facility problems (U.S. News)

Some question push for fall opening of schools (Bay State Banner)

Monument Mountain Regional to host virtual graduation Sunday (The Berkshire Eagle)

Hampshire Regional graduation takes four days of walking (Daily Hampshire Gazette)

Amherst Regional school officials say start of school in the fall presents challenges (MassLive)

Shrewsbury superintendents share dire FY21 forecast with Committee (Community Advocate)

McCall walks Wachusett School Committee through potential budget cuts (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)

Budget uncertainty leads Pentucket to send layoff notices to 20 teachers (WHAV)

Drive-by pomp and circumstance at Stoughton High (The Enterprise)

Randolph schools layoff dozens of staff; some may be rehired (Wicked Local Randolph)

Backlash against potential cuts in arts, music in Randolph schools (Wicked Local Randolph)

 Mansfield grads getting diploma and parade Sunday (The Sun Chronicle)

Middleboro new high school opening pushed back to February 2021 due to slowed construction (South Coast Today)

Column: It's okay to grieve the loss of graduation. Compassion is an endless resource. (The Boston Globe)

Coronavirus News: Friday, May 29, 2020

Public schools face a fall with a lot more costs and a lot less funding (Washington Post)

Pandemic boosts interest in mastery learning, though evidence remains thin (Chalkbeat)

Crowded classrooms, buses, hallways, lunchtime, recess--all raise questions as leaders ponder school this fall (Metrowest Daily News)

Frustration builds as school officials, parents await guidance on reopening in September (Falmouth Enterprise)

Boxes of fresh produce added to Springfield school meal program (Western Mass News)

Vehicle parade to honor Hopkins Academy seniors Friday (Daily Hampshire Gazette)

Mohawk Regional plans all-day individual graduation ceremonies (Greenfield Recorder)

North High kicks off Worcester's virtual graduation ceremonies (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)

Fitchburg High sets graduation for July 25 (Sentinel & Enterprise)

Harvard schools lay off staff, face financial and educational uncertainty (Harvard Press)

Natick High seniors get special delivery from staff (Metrowest Daily News)

Haverhill expects school reopening guidance soon (WHAV)

Pentucket Regional elementary students showcase their inventions (WHAV)

New positions, classes on the chopping block in Milford (Milford Daily News)

Hamilton selectboard rescinds support for school articles on town meeting warrant (Hamilton Wicked Local)

Silver Lake to graduate August 7 (Kingston Wicked Local)

Even during a pandemic, some demand a traditional high school graduation (WGBH)