Massachusetts
Culture, Public Education
Mask mandates make comeback in some public schools amid push back from MDs, parents

Experts and parents are questioning school districts which are imposing mask mandates over seasonal increases in viruses. Districts in Pennsylvania, Michigan, New Jersey and Massachusetts are among those… Read More

January 10, 2023
Courts, Public Education
Federal Judge dismisses suit against public school officials who hid gender transition of 11 and 12-year-old siblings

A federal judge tossed a lawsuit from two Massachusetts parents who took a public school district to task for hiding their children’s gender transitions. Earlier this year, Stephen… Read More

January 4, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Boston could bring back mask mandate for kids

(Daily Caller) – Boston Public Schools is considering reinstating a mask mandate after the holiday break to minimize absenteeism from COVID-19, the mayor stated in a Wednesday announcement. The decision… Read More

December 30, 2022
Culture, Public Education
New poll shows Massachusetts should reinstate graduation requirement

(The Center Square) – A majority of Massachusetts residents included in a new poll said they are in favor of having students pass a test in order to graduate high… Read More

December 8, 2022
Legislation
Massachusetts charter schools up, traditional public schools down 4% during pandemic

(The Center Square) – A slight uptick in charter school enrollment took place in Massachusetts, a new study shows. The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools released its report, … Read More

November 25, 2022
Culture
Massachusetts education official: No substitute for in-person learning

(The Center Square) – As the widespread impact of pandemic-induced classroom closures has come into sharper focus, Massachusetts educators and lawmakers alike are grappling with how to make up for… Read More

November 25, 2022
Public Education
Teachers in two Massachusetts districts strike, despite offer of biggest pay raise in 20 years

Classes in two Massachusetts cities were canceled Monday due to a teachers’ strike, even though those teachers were offered what would be their biggest raise in 20 years. Read More

October 19, 2022
Legislation
Early education, child care bill headed to Massachusetts House

(The Center Square) – Expanding and making more affordable early childhood education and child care are the focus of a bill heading to the House of Representatives, Senate leadership said. Read More

July 11, 2022
Public Education
Pioneer Institute calls for improvements to Boston’s public schools

(The Center Square) – A public policy research group is urging Boston Mayor Michelle Wu to consider receivership as an option for the city’s beleaguered public school system. Pioneer Institute,… Read More

May 27, 2022
Legislation
Massachusetts committee reviewing education bills promoting school choice, transparency

(The Center Square) – Education-related bills pertaining to school choice, curriculum transparency and student representation are under review within a Massachusetts legislative committee. The state’s Joint Committee on Education took… Read More

May 10, 2022
Christian Schools
Church given go-ahead on Christian school after public school committee accused of religious discrimination

A Hispanic church’s application to start a Christian school in a Boston suburb was finally approved on Monday after a local public school board subcommittee… Read More

May 3, 2022
Christian Schools
Church’s proposal to open private school blocked & mocked by public school board committee due to religious beliefs

A Massachusetts public school district committee is poised to deny a church’s request to open a Christian school due in part to the group’s religious views of sexuality… Read More

April 6, 2022