Statement on the Passing of DESE Commissioner Mitchell Chester

Date Published: 
June 27, 2017
Marc Kenen - Massachusetts Charter Public School Association

"The Massachusetts Public Charter School Association is saddened to hear of the passing of Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester. Commissioner Chester has been a great leader for this state's public education community and his commitment to high standards and accountability, as well as his interest in pursuing innovative ways to improve public education, earned him – and the Commonwealth – national recognition. With a guiding principle to put the best interests of students first, he was a strong advocate for public education and a valued partner who will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and colleagues."


Please read about Commissioner Chester from the Boston Globe Here: