Public Policy Updates

MASC reports on Massachusetts public schools, education news, school committee issues and updates from the Department of Education.

This information has been compiled by MASC Field Director Tracy Novick.

Public Policy Updates: April 2022 Board of Ed

The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education met for their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 9 am. The agenda can be found here online; video of the meeting is available here

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Public Policy Updates: March 2022 Board of Ed

The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education met on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 9 am; the agenda can be found online here. The video of the meeting is here.

Chair Katherine Craven opened the meeting by speaking of the Board being reminded of gratitude, as the Board plans to honor MEMA, the National Guard, the Malden police, and others during the meeting, followed by a presentation on the Springfield Empowerment Zone, which she calls "a great shining example" of the state's cooperation with districts. She speaks of the work of the Board now "knowing we've turned the corner" on the pandemic.

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Public Policy Updates: January 2022 Board of Education

The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education met on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 9 am. The agenda of the meeting can be found online here; the livestream of this meeting is available here

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Public Policy Updates: December 2021 Board of Ed

The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education met Friday, December 17 at 9 am. The agenda can be found online here; the video is here.

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Public Policy Updates: FY23 Joint Revenue Hearing

On Tuesday, December 21, the chairs of the Joint Committee on Ways and Means, together with Secretary of Administration and Finance Michael Heffernan, held the annual Joint Revenue hearing to discuss tax revenue forecasts for the coming fiscal year 2023. 

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