Mass schools will close out the year 2020 by learning remotely.

“Closing the actual school buildings for the year does not mean it’s time to start summer vacation early. We’re making this decision to allow school districts to plan through the end of the year to offer remote learning for all students.”

Gov. Charlie Baker

Cited from: Boston CBS Local

Massachusetts students will not return to in-person learning this school year, Gov. Charlie Baker announced on Tuesday April 21, 2020. The remainder of the academic year will be conducted through remote learning due to coronavirus. Baker said that while school buildings will remain closed, it is important to note that learning will continue.

On Friday, April 24, 2020, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) released “Strengthening our Remote Learning Experience: Guidance for MA Districts and Schools.” Using this guidance , we have created a new remote learning plan to guide SEEM Collaborative. 

Education Commissioner Jeff Riley said he believes the state will excel at remote learning because “in my opinion we have the best teachers and principals in the country.”