Shira Schoenberg

Reporter, CommonWealth

About Shira Schoenberg

Shira Schoenberg is a reporter at CommonWealth magazine. Shira previously worked for more than seven years at the Springfield Republican/MassLive.com where she covered state politics and elections, covering topics as diverse as the launch of the legal marijuana industry, problems with the state's foster care system and the elections of U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Gov. Charlie Baker. Shira won the Massachusetts Bar Association's 2018 award for Excellence in Legal Journalism and has had several stories win awards from the New England Newspaper and Press Association. Shira covered the 2012 New Hampshire presidential primary for the Boston Globe. Before that, she worked for the Concord (N.H.) Monitor, where she wrote about state government, City Hall and Barack Obama's 2008 New Hampshire primary campaign. Shira holds a master's degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.

About Shira Schoenberg

Shira Schoenberg is a reporter at CommonWealth magazine. Shira previously worked for more than seven years at the Springfield Republican/MassLive.com where she covered state politics and elections, covering topics as diverse as the launch of the legal marijuana industry, problems with the state's foster care system and the elections of U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Gov. Charlie Baker. Shira won the Massachusetts Bar Association's 2018 award for Excellence in Legal Journalism and has had several stories win awards from the New England Newspaper and Press Association. Shira covered the 2012 New Hampshire presidential primary for the Boston Globe. Before that, she worked for the Concord (N.H.) Monitor, where she wrote about state government, City Hall and Barack Obama's 2008 New Hampshire primary campaign. Shira holds a master's degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.

Stories by Shira Schoenberg

Licensing of new childcare providers on hold

Frustration builds over delays caused by pandemic

Unions say in-person learning plans not a done deal

Disputes with teachers could derail school reopenings

Mass. pursuing lawsuit over post office cuts

Galvin: More than 1m voters have requested mail-in ballots

Private-pay childcare providers struggling

They question why they are ineligible for state assistance

Second-guessing begins on Alex Morse allegations

Are they true, politically motivated, or part of anti-gay animus?

Not every school district is buying Baker’s guidance

Local officials say more goes into reopening decisions than a colored map

Baker says most kids can return to in-person learning

Says data indicate only 33 towns should do remote-only education

What is a ‘hybrid’ education plan?

Details depend on the individual school district

Colleges reconsider reopening plans

Worsening COVID situation prompts rethinking by schools

Marijuana delivery model seen as unworkable

Business was seen as way to give boost to social equity applicants

Massachusetts hospitals bleeding money

Analysis: Federal relief did not avert COVID-19 losses

Ed Commissioner Jeff Riley pushes in-person learning

Ultimate decision will be up to local school committees

‘Breakfast after the bell’ signed into law

Will provide easier access to school breakfasts

What will happen to 620,000 quarantined marijuana vapes? 

Cannabis commission says they can be retested and sold 

Long list of unfinished business for Legislature

Here’s a breakdown as extended session begins

Tsarnaev death sentence vacated

Appeals court: Judge didn’t do enough to weed out biased jurors

State school aid level-funded

Districts will get federal coronavirus relief money

Black staffers urge Beacon Hill to look inward

Cites ‘hostile moments of thinly veiled (if not overt) racism’

Lawmakers keep options open for this fall

Pass 3-month budget; plan to return later in year

Equity concerns imperil Baker housing bill

Progressive push for add-ons could derail legislation

Anti-Trump ‘Gen Z’ Republicans look for a home

Young group seeks to build a Charlie Baker-style GOP