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Worcester Public Schools plan to transition to hybrid model next month, but most students expected to return to classrooms in third quarter

The Worcester Public Schools has released an outline of its plan to transition into a hybrid learning model next month, though most students are not slated to return to classrooms until next year.

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, all Worcester students are currently learning remotely as New England’s second-largest city works to combat the spread of the virus and as HVAC upgrades are needed in school buildings. When the second term of the school year starts Nov. 16, students who need the most assistance are slated to start returning to school buildings during the week.

However, thousands of students are not expected to return until next year, during the third quarter of the school year, according to the district’s transition plan.

The transition plan notes that start dates could be affected by coronavirus in the community, any changes in state guidance and the readiness of school buildings. The city is working

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A quarter of women are considering scaling back careers, report finds

A quarter of women are considering leaving the workforce or scaling back on their career aspirations because of the extra demands created by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the annual study of women in the workplace released Sept. 30 by McKinsey & Company and LeanIn.org.

Working mothers are three times as likely as working fathers to be handling a majority of housework, and the disparity is particularly onerous for Black women, according to the Women in the Workplace report, which surveyed more than 40,000 employees at 317 companies. The study also found that senior-level women are more likely than male peers to feel burned out, in part because they are often among few women at their level — and they are more likely than younger workers to be parenting.

“If we had a panic button, we’d be hitting it,” Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook and co-founder of LeanIn.org,

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A Quarter of Women Are Considering Scaling Back Careers

(Bloomberg) — A quarter of women are considering leaving the workforce or scaling back on their career aspirations because of the extra demands created by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the annual study of women in the workplace released Wednesday by McKinsey & Company and LeanIn.Org.

Working mothers are three times as likely as working fathers to be handling a majority of housework, and the disparity is particularly onerous for Black women, according to the Women in the Workplace report, which surveyed more than 40,000 employees at 317 companies. The study also found that senior-level women are more likely than male peers to feel burned out, in part because they are often among few women at their level and they are more likely than younger workers to be parenting.



Sheryl Sandberg in a blue shirt


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Sheryl Sandberg

“If we had a panic button, we’d be hitting it,” Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer

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