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BOSTON – The decisions to move to mostly remote instruction at four University of Massachusetts campuses this fall “significantly increased” the system’s projected budget shortfall, prompting difficult choices to confront what will likely be a multi-year fiscal challenge, UMass President Marty Meehan said Tuesday. Meehan said at a UMass Board of Trustees meeting said the […]
BOSTON –  Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Ralph Gants has died, the court’s associate justices announced Monday afternoon. Gants, 65, had served as the high court’s top judge since July 2014, when he was sworn in to the post by Gov. Deval Patrick. He had announced last Tuesday that he underwent surgery after suffering a […]
BOSTON – State education officials are reviewing school districts’ initial reopening plans and expect to issue guidance on athletics and extracurricular activities next week, Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Jeff Riley said Tuesday. Speaking during a Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce panel on school reopenings, Riley said his department will return feedback to districts on […]
BOSTON – School districts will have an extra 10-day period at the start of the school year to plan their pandemic-era operations, under what the head of the Massachusetts Teachers Association said was an agreement between unions and state education officials. “COVID learning is crisis learning, and it’s going to be with us for a […]
BOSTON – Twenty-six organizations, including farms, school meal programs and food pantries, will receive $3 million in grants through a new food security infrastructure program launched in June, Gov. Charlie Baker said Wednesday. Visiting the Lynn outpost of the Salvation Army, Baker said the funding is the first round to be distributed through the grant […]