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Coronavirus News: Thursday, November 19, 2020

Holiday travel and COVID-19: How schools are preparing (EdWeek)

CDC removes information pushing for school reopening, saying 'new scientific information has emerged' (MassLive)

CDC updates guidance, Governor Baker still pushes in-person learning (Western Mass News)

Massachusetts parents frustrated, concerned with pandemic year, poll shows (Commonwealth Magazine)

Parents more positive about remote than hybrid instruction, poll shows (Boston Globe)

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Mass school committee members push for full funding of low income students amid pandemic (Boston Globe)

MIAA cautiously prepares for winter season (Boston Herald)

Rapid COVID testing to begin for 134 schools and districts for staff and students experiencing symptoms at school (MassLive)

State set to launch first rounds of rapid COVID-19 testing in schools in early December (Boston Globe)

Agawam schools keep hybrid model after CDC update (Western Mass News)

Monson schools switch overnight to remote learning after uptick in cases (WWLP 22)

Easthampton school committee votes to send students remote (Daily Hampshire Gazette)

Mental health challenges for students topic of summit (Greenfield Recorder)

High anxiety in Methuen schools as COVID-19 cases rise (Eagle Tribune)

Some Manchester-Essex parents push for in-person learning for secondary schools (Gloucester Daily News)

Pentucket nurses share COVID-19 guidance for the holidays (Record Citizen)

Framingham schools scramble to clear extra furniture out of buildings (Metrowest Daily News)

Old Rochester school district reports two positive cases (Courier Sentinel)

King Philip Regional sends middle and high remote after positive COVID-19 cases (WCVB 5)

With few COVID cases, Swansea schools to remain hybrid (Herald News)

Coronavirus News: Monday, November 16, 2020

Surges in COVID cases are upending school reopening plans across the U.S. (Chalkbeat)

Bullied, badgered, publicly scorned: Suburban school boards feel the heat as they weight school closings (Chicago Tribune)

From individual sessons to a real world approach, here's how Massachusetts teachers are adapting to the pandemic (Boston Globe)

Philadelphia superintendent explains decision to delay school reopening amid COVID-19 surge (Here and Now)

Hoosac Valley shifting to fully remote learning until after Thanksgiving (The Berkshire Eagle)

South Hadley moves to two days of remote learning in response to cases (Western Mass News)

Despite some opposition, Worcester and Springfield schools not seeing decline in flu shots (MassLive)

Lowell School Committee postpones meeting to discuss school building reopening (Lowell Sun)

Lynn will spend $5.5M to fix school ventilation issues (The Item)

Haverhill Teachers Union considers 'no confidence' vote in state education department over COVID-19 (WHAV)

Nothing to cheer about: High school cheerleaders forced to sit out due to COVID-19 pandemic (Milford Daily News)

Mansfield High's virtual classes interrupted by racist, vulgar comments (The Sun Chronicle)

Cohasset shifts to remote learning for secondary students after Friday house party (Boston Herald)

Martha's Vineyard suspends in-person learning; reopening process postponed at all public schools (Vineyard Gazette)