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Baker Signs Civics Education Reform Bill Into Law

November 8, 2018 | Katie Lannan
Standing in Gov. Charlie Baker's office Thursday afternoon, Stephanie Bellapianta, a college student and member of the group Teens Leading the Way, watched as civics education measures she'd been advocating for over the past seven years officially became state law.
 
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A new kind of accountability

November 3, 2018 | Cape Cod Times

In late September, the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released its annual report, assessing school districts from across the commonwealth.

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It’s the write time for NaNoWriMo

October 30, 2018 | Amelia Smith

November first marks the beginning of National Novel Writing Month (also known as NaNoWriMo, or just NaNo).

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New Schools in Four States Partner with The Virtual High School

October 30, 2018 | PR Web

Schools in Rhode Island, Texas, Massachusetts and Alabama have joined more than 650 schools around the world in choosing The Virtual High School (VHS Inc.), as their online course solution for students in the upcoming academic year.

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Western Massachusetts to benefit from Latino Advisory Commission's work, local members say

October 25, 2018 | Elizabeth Roman
Latino leaders representing Western Massachusetts said they are confident recommendations made by Gov. Charlie Baker's Latino Advisory Commission will enable funding for programs and services to help those living in Springfield, Holyoke and other communities in this part of the state.
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What’s Really Wrong with Closing Schools and How the “Opportunity Ticket” Fixes It

October 24, 2018 | Dirk Tillotson

Closing schools balance the district’s budget woes on the backs of the already most underserved parents.  The reality of closings is that it does nothing for those parents who have been dis-served and will be displaced.  Typically, they attend an equally low-performing school that is further away

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MASSLIVE.COM Here are the Massachusetts school districts that scored lowest on the SAT

October 23, 2018 | Michelle Williams
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released school, district and state averages from the SAT exams taken during the 2017-2018 school year.  
 
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America’s public school teachers are far less racially and ethnically diverse than their students

August 27, 2018 | ABIGAIL GEIGER

Racial and ethnic minorities accounted for 20% of all public elementary and secondary school teachers in the United States during the 2015-16 school year, according to data from the 

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Activists who support stricter gun laws embark on Worcester-to-Springfield march

August 23, 2018 | J.D. Capelouto

WORCESTER — Dozens of young gun-control advocates from around the state, joined by a survivor of this year’s Florida school shooting, kicked off a 50-mile march Thursday to demand stricter gun-control laws and show that their generation is united behind the issue.

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Public Support Climbs for Teacher Pay, School Expenditures, Charter Schools, and Universal Vouchers

August 21, 2018 | Albert Cheng, Michael B. Henderson, Paul E. Peterson and Martin R. West

Education’s political landscape has shifted dramatically over the past year. To the consternation of most school-district officials, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos used the bully pulpit to promote charter schools, vouchers, and tax credits for private-school scholarships.

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