As summer break arrives for many K-12 students in Massachusetts, there is a sense of relief: the past school year felt like a return to the pre-pandemic “routine” of 2019. There were no mask mandates or long school closures. Extracurricular activities and sports largely returned. Still, challenges lingered from residual effects of the pandemic.
WBUR’s education desk recently caught up with some students and educators across the state to reflect on what they celebrated and struggled with last year.