Tonight, a tale of two school districts.

First, Fall River is in a hybrid learning model. Superintendent Mathew Malone walked us through what the district's days are like and the challenges they're seeing with having kids learning in school and through screens simultaneously.

Malone felt very strongly about keeping kids in school, adding remote learning doesn't compare with learning in a classroom. He also talked about the vast inequities the pandemic has resurfaced within education.

Schools in Fitchburg, however, remain all remote. They had plans to start a hybrid model at the beginning of the month, but an outbreak in one of the city's churches has forced them to postpone the switch to hybrid until next year. Superintendent Robert Jokela talked us through why the district is staying remote, but shares his hopes that students can return to their classrooms in January.


Dr. Mathew Malone - 1:48
Robert Jokela - 16:26