Commissioner's Weekly Update 7 6 20 - Board Recap, Comprehensive Summer School Guidance, $25m Remote Learning Tech Grant, and more -
Very interesting tool on "Help Measuring School Capacity for Social Distancing:
In the interest of helping schools and districts make informed reopening decisions, the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA), with the support of CannonDesign architects, has developed a parametric dashboard at www.cannondesign.com/massachusetts-capacity-dashboard/ that enables administrators to study the effect of social distancing on school capacities. The tool allows schools to enter spacing and facility use assumptions and calculate the effects on capacity and utilization based on data collected for the MSBA’s 2016 School Survey and 2019-2020 official enrollment counts." ... See MoreSee Less
Lawmakers, union want to pause MCAS tests
"The proposal, which has nearly 60 sponsors in the state House and Senate, would create a commission to study alternatives to the MCAS requirements."
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