Public schools across the Commonwealth will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Massachusetts Education Reform Act, which in part, allowed for the creation of public charters in the state. It also devised a strong system that has helped teachers, parents, and students assess where great learning takes place and where improvements need to be made so that kids can read, write, do math, partake in the arts, and excel in life post-high school graduation. Since 1993, Massachusetts’s public schools have become some of the best in the country, though there is still much to be done to ensure that every student is able to access the high-quality public education available in many communities across the Bay State.
During this celebratory time, our Association will be highlighting the contributions that public charters have made to creating stronger classrooms that support stronger communities, like Hazie Crespo's story. For 25 years, we have stood by our convictions and supported:
- classrooms where kids love to learn and teachers love to teach;
- school communities where parents are family; and,
- public education that goes beyond the classroom.
We are committed to putting kids at the center, partnering to lift up and support all children, and we are always looking for ways to learn and grow.
Since 1993 we’ve been offering diverse programming to meet families’ and students’ unique needs and hopes coupled with extraordinary teaching aimed at eliminating the achievement and opportunity gap for our black and Latino students.
The last few decades have led to meaningful progress in our state. We look forward to continuing to improve our practice, and we commit to working hard on behalf of all of our kids and families for the next 25 years.