"Masking was one of three or four critical mitigation strategies that really helped control transmission in the school buildings."
"We have our Black and Latino children much more likely to get deeper and deeper into the system than their white peers for similar behavior."
"Extreme heat is actually the deadliest type of weather event."
"Being an individual in a relationship where I have a partner who is HIV-positive, and I'm HIV negative, it's even more of an important incentive in even my own personal life to have a regular testing and checkup routine."
"Our traffic congestion has been an enormous problem that's holding back our economy."
"Way more now than 100 people are getting killed every day by gun violence in the United States."
"So many of these workers have the type of job that didn't stop, that didn't cease during the pandemic."
How investing in local institutions could benefit students and employers.
Despite significant gains for women in the workplace in recent decades, the wage gap persists in nearly every occupation, from nursing to truck driving to financial management.
Massachusetts parents, students and teachers are concerned that schools may need more time to safely reopen. The state education commissioner recently announced an April 28 deadline for middle schools.