Coronavirus News: Monday, October 26, 2020

For students with disabilities, a return to school means more learning and needed services, even if nothing's normal (Chalkbeat)

As the holidays near, the coronavirus is spreading rapidly, putting families in a quandary about celebrations and travel (The Washington Post)

State threatens audit of districts that suspend in-person learning before health indicators sustain red (Boston Herald)

COVID testing to be offered at some Massachusetts schools, with a priority for in-person learning (MassLive)

East Longmeadow superintendent 'welcomes the opportunity to share information' as state plans audit of remote learning (MassLive)

Hampden-Wilbraham redesigns elementary hybrid learning to lower class sizes (The Reminder)

As parents object to shutdowns, Amherst looks to reopen negotiations with teachers  (Daily Hampshire Gazette)

Mohawk Trails building subcommittee approves ventilation plans, continues building repairs (Greenfield Recorder)

Narragansett Regional switching to full remote learning this week; district awaiting results of possible COVID-19 case (The Gardner News)

Political Notebook: When it comes to schools, virus proves to be a tricky subject (Metrowest Daily News)

Haverhill teachers union approves agreement on pandemic working conditions (Eagle Tribune)

Kindergartners enjoy outdoor learning in Nahant (The Item)

Party sends Marblehead High remote for at least two weeks (MassLive)

Wilimington High forced remote after house party (NECN)

Brookline superintendent: Schools need substitute teachers (Brookline Patch)

Return to school helps East Bridgewater students succeed (The Enterprise)

Positive case reported at Seekonk elementary school (The Sun Chronicle)

Band is back: New Bedford High marching band adapts to pandemic precautions (South Coast Today)

Dennis-Yarmouth, Easton students test positive for COVID-19 (Milford Daily News)

Newton's enrollment declines amid pandemic (Boston Globe)