Island Schools Prepare for Five Days a Week Schedule
The Island public schools are on track to begin full time in-person learning for students of all ages at the end of April, including high school students.
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Hospital Opens Vaccine Appointments to Teachers
The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital announced that Island teachers and child care workers can sign up for vaccine appointments starting Monday, March 8, after Gov. Charlie Baker opened up vaccines to all state educators in a surprise move Wednesday morning.
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School Leaders Hail State Plan to Put Kids Back in Classrooms
Gov. Charlie Baker announced a plan this week to bring elementary and middle school students across the commonwealth back to the classroom full time this spring.
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Student Vaccination Rates Trail State by Wide Margin
Maia Coleman
Vaccination rates for school and state-mandated inoculations are among the lowest in the state, raising concerns about how the Covid vaccine will be received.
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Covid Testing Due to Begin in Island Public Schools
Maia Coleman
After months of planning and debate, comprehensive coronavirus testing is due to begin this week in Martha’s Vineyard public schools.
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ELL Population Swells in Vineyard Public Schools
Maia Coleman
After steady growth for nearly a decade, Martha’s Vineyard public schools are preparing for even more increases in their population of non-English-speaking students.
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Enrollment Climbs at High School; Elementary Schools See Slight Drop
Maia Coleman
Enrollment at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School has increased this year, while numbers at Island elementary schools have dropped slightly overall.
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Island Schools Accepted Into State Covid Testing Program
Maia Coleman
Martha’s Vineyard public schools have been accepted into a state-sponsored coronavirus testing program for symptomatic testing, superintendent Matthew D’Andrea announced this week.
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Partial Funding Approved for Testing in Schools
Maia Coleman
Plans for a school-wide testing program took a giant step forward late last week, after the Island’s five school districts voted to authorize partial funding for the program.
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School Committee Approves Draft of Covid Testing Plan
Maia Coleman
The all-Island committee voted Thursday to authorize a new school-wide testing plan, unanimously backing a draft of the program while deferring the question of funding to local district committees.
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