Vineyard Public Schools Begin New Year With Excitement, Uncertainty
Maia Coleman
Thursday marked the first day of school for students across the Island, but this year, backpacks and school buses were traded in for Chromebooks and webcams.
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Teacher Contracts Amended Slightly to Start School Year
Maia Coleman
After two weeks of closed-door negotiations, the all-Island school committee voted Thursday to approve a memorandum of agreement with the Martha’s Vineyard Educators Association.
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Reopening Plan for Public Schools Revised Again
Maia Coleman
The all-Island school committee voted Thursday to approve a newly revised reopening plan for elementary schools that will put younger students back in the classroom earlier than expected.
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MV Youth Awards Early Child Care Grants
Louisa Hufstader

Martha’s Vineyard nonprofit MV Youth has awarded $800,000 to expand two early child care programs at Island private schools.

The donations to Plum Hill School and Vineyard Montessori School will support the development of toddler programs to increase the limited number of licensed child care spaces on Martha’s Vineyard for children 15 months to 2.9 years old, according to an announcement from MV Youth. Taken together, the two projects will add 27 new toddler spaces and 18 new preschool spaces by summer 2021.

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School Reopening Plan Is Set, But Working Parents Are Left to Scramble
Noah Asimow
On the eve of the vote on the school reopening plan last week, working parents — many of whom are scrambling to figure out their own family work-school schedules with barely a month left before the start of school — expressed a litany of worries and frustrations.
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Reopening Plans Approved for All Vineyard Schools
Noah Asimow
After weeks of delays, rollbacks and revisions, all four Martha’s Vineyard school committees voted to approve a cautious reopening plan on Thursday.
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State Releases Guidance on School Reopening
Noah Asimow
Last-minute guidance released Wednesday from the Baker administration strongly suggests that low-risk communities should start the school year with in-person learning.
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As Deadline Looms, All-Island School Committee Stalls on Reopening Plan
Noah Asimow
All-Island school committee members remain torn over a phased plan that would eventually have all students back in classrooms by Oct. 27.
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Public School Leaders Roll Back Reopening Plan
Noah Asimow
Administrators presented a rolled-back, phased approach for re-opening public schools Thursday, now hoping to have students in classrooms nearly a month later than originally proposed.
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Draft Reopening Plan Unveiled for Island Public Schools
Noah Asimow
Martha’s Vineyard school leaders finally offered a first look at a reopening plan for the fall semester on Thursday.
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