Stories of our connected and rapidly changing region.



New England Colleges Pursue Out-Of-State Students With Discounts

College students are returning to campuses across the country this week. In New England, a demographic shift has some public colleges and universities trying to fill seats by luring students from neighboring states. Visit NEPR for the full story.        

Read More

‘There Is No Yelp’: Parents Struggle With The Special Ed System

A new report accuses a private special education school in Middleborough of neglect and abuse. But the Disability Law Center, which last Monday revealed those findings on the Chamberlain International School, says it’s worried about oversight of all such schools serving special needs children. “We have a growing concern about students with disabilities across the commonwealth being severely…

Read More

Former Refugee of Kosovo War Now Helping Syrian Refugees

Rilind Abazi was only a baby when he and his family fled Kosovo for Macedonia during his country’s war in the late ’90s.

“We were received by a family of strangers. We didn’t know them, but we’ve become family friends,” he said. Now he’s trying to return the favor.

Read More