We're still waiting on the official paperwork, but it looks like schools will have an extra two weeks to prepare for reopening this fall. The Massachusetts Teachers Association says that the state education department reached the agreement with the MTA and two other teacher unions yesterday.
Teachers would use the extra time to plan for all the possible scenarios this fall could bring, from a full return to the classroom to an all-remote learning plan, or some sort of hybrid of the two.
We take listener calls with Peter Light, superintendent of Acton-Boxborough Public Schools, and Francis Pina, a math teacher at Charlestown High School.
This segment aired on July 28, 2020.