May 20, 2016
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Challenge Filling Jobs

In this issue: MBAE Members in Action | News Worth Highlighting Read more *Summaries: “In the first five years of the 2010 Challenge, we’ve learned that creating jobs is not the constraint; filling them is. Massachusetts companies cannot fill current open job requisitions and in many cases are locating jobs […]
March 23, 2016
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Harvard on Common Core

In this issue: Harvard Study Shows Educator Support for Common Core | MBAE Supports Vocational-Technical Education Proposals | News Worth Highlighting Read more *Summaries: “I firmly believe that the Common Core State Standards provide a strong foundation for a high quality STEM education,” Revere High School math teacher Will Schwartz, […]
February 24, 2016
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Workforce Challenges

In this issue: Public Comment on Draft Digital Literacy and Computer Science Standards | MCAS 2.0 – Stakeholder Input | Financial Literacy Summit Read more *Summaries: A recent Boston Globe story underscores the critical need for reinvention of our K-12 education system. Baby boomer retirements may slow Mass. economic growth […]
January 27, 2016
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Common Core and Other Hot Topics

In this issue: Common Core Ballot Question Threatens Student Progress | Beacon Hill Focus on Education | Helping Mentors Prepare Kids for College/Career Read more *Summaries: MBAE, through our Future Ready initiative, is a proud member of the Alliance for Vocational Technical Education, a group that believes every child should […]
December 17, 2015
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New Responsibilities and Opportunities

In this issue: State education policy grows more important | MCAS 2.0 and a new resource for parents | Looking ahead Read more *Summaries: As 2015 comes to a close, we want to thank you – our readers, supporters, partners and friends – for all you do to help us […]
October 26, 2015
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PARCC Developments and Concerns About MCAS 2.0

In this issue: PARCC is still the answer | MCAS 2.0 could mean costs, delays and chaos | News Worth Highlighting  Read more *Summaries: The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education devoted much of their meetings this week to the November 17 decision about whether to choose PARCC or MCAS.  […]
September 25, 2015
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PARCC, Charters, New MBAE Website

In this issue: New MBAE Website | PARCC vote approaches | MBAE supports legislative action on charter school cap, turnaround school authorities | News Worth Highlighting | Read more *Summaries: New MBAE Website – MBAE is proud to announce the launch of our new and improved website | Read […]
September 2, 2015
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Response to Ballot Measure Certification

MBAE Opposes Common Core Ballot Question Certified Today – Today, the Attorney General certified Initiative Petition 15-12, a ballot measure that seeks to repeal the state’s 2010 adoption of the Common Core State Standards.  This action would: repeal the state’s college and career ready education standards and return to the […]
June 30, 2015
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Testing moratorium, Foundation Budget Review

In this issue: A new test, not a moratorium | Foundation Budget Review Commission to Continue Work | News Worth Highlighting | Read more *Summaries: A new test, not a moratorium – Massachusetts’ statewide assessment provides essential information about whether all schools and all students are meeting high standards of […]
May 28, 2015
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Civil Rights Groups on Standardized Testing

In this issue: Civil Rights Groups on Standardized Testing | Middle Class Jobs and Career and Technical Education | News Worth Highlighting | Read more *Summaries: Civil Rights Groups on Standardized Testing – Earlier this month, 12 national civil and human rights groups announced their opposition to anti-testing efforts stating […]
March 26, 2015
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PARCC & MCAS, School Finance

In this issue: An Evidence-Based Approach to PARCC vs MCAS | Teacher Support for PARCC | School Finance As a Lever for Success | News & Events Worth Highlighting | Read more *Summaries: An Evidence-Based Approach to PARCC vs MCAS – MBAE applauds Governor Baker for directing Secretary James Peyser […]
January 30, 2014

Passing Notes — January 30, 2014

In this issue: MBAE, Rennie Center Make the Case for a New Education Vision | College and Career Ready Standards and New Assessments Move MA Forward | Governor’s Budget Recommendations | Passing Notes, January 30, 2014 Article Summaries: MBAE, Rennie Center Make the Case for a New Education Vision – MBAE’s […]
September 14, 2011

Passing Notes — September 2011

In this issue: Campaign To Raise College & Career Readiness Of Massachusetts Students — A new statewide campaign to raise awareness of what it takes to succeed in college and career is coming to Massachusetts. Empowering Communities With Data On School Performance — Data is a powerful tool in school improvement. When […]
May 14, 2011

Passing Notes — May 2011

May 2011 In this issue: States Take Aggressive Action on Human Capital Policies —States across the country are advancing legislation that will dramatically change human capital policies in schools. Senate Passes Municipal Health Reform Measure — Last week the Massachusetts Senate passed a municipal health reform proposal, joining the House in enabling cities and towns to implement plan design changes or join the […]
April 14, 2011

Passing Notes — April 2011

April 2011 In this issue: House Vote Controls Health Care Costs to Protect School Funds — The House of Representatives voted 113-42 this week to give cities and towns the flexibility required to control skyrocketing health care costs and protect hundreds of municipal jobs. Teacher Evaluation System Redesign Continues — The Board of […]
March 14, 2011

Passing Notes — March 2011

March 2011 In this issue: Creating a New Teacher Evaluation System — Debate over linking teacher evaluations to student achievement will be ratcheted up in March when the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Task Force on Educator Evaluation releases its recommendations for a new teacher evaluation system. Implementing Common Core State […]
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