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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.
New Massachusetts of Secretary of Education Dr. Patrick Tutwiler was the keynote speaker at today's Rennie Center presentation on Conditions of Education in the Commonwealth. Secretary Tutwiler spoke of the need to "stabilize...heal...transform" in education, seeking to understand the stories of families and center the experiences of students in the work of schools.
The Rennie Center's tenth annual report on Conditions of Education in the Commonwealth can be found online here.
The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education had a special meeting on Tuesday, January 3 at 1:30 pm to hear the report on goal setting that was postponed due to the length of the December meeting. The agenda is here; the video of the fully remote meeting is here.
Commissioner Riley said that it was the job of the Department to set "ambitious yet attainable goals," and turned the report over to Rob Curtin, Chief Officer for Data, Assessment, and Accountability.