In August, the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted to raise the minimum score that this year’s freshman class, and classes following, will have to attain on the MCAS test in order to graduate. And against Commissioner Riley’s recommendation, they voted to increase the passing score further for classes starting in 2030. They […]
FROM MASS TESTING TO MASS INOCULATION: A COVID RESPONSE IN THREE SCENES
Jordan Frias has reported on the response to COVID-19 through our Pandemic Democracy Project for nearly a year. Published together below, his three latest dispatches from the field show the movements of public health workers and officials on the ground, as they continue testing for coronavirus and attempt to get as many vaccines into biceps as possible.
INSIDE THE NO-BID CONTRACTS MASS IS ABOUT TO ENTER FOR COVID SALIVA TESTS
“We are still only a fraction of what Gov. Baker projected where the state should be testing per day per week, we need to be ramping up significantly.”
ACCESSIBLE RAPID RESPONSE TESTING ROLLED OUT IN COMMUNITIES OF COLOR
“We did this based on our moral obligation and our mission because our focus is on addressing racial and ethnic disparities in health and in healthcare.”