Special Alerts

Municipal Health Care Reform Signed into Law – Cities and towns will now have the opportunity to invest realized savings in education and other public needs and services

Massachusetts Adopts New Educator Evaluation Regulations – For the first time, student achievement will be a significant factor in measuring a teacher’s effectiveness

MBAE Calls for Action – Student achievement should be a factor of at least 50% of an educator’s evaluation

Passing Notes

January 2014 — MBAE and the Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy make the case that changed is needed in our education system and MBAE sets the record straight about the common core.

September 2011 – Campaign to raise college & career readiness of MA students; Empowering communities with school performance data; Improving Springfield Public Schools by improving teacher policies

May 2011 – States take action on teacher policies; Municipal health reform moves to conference committee; Springfield human capital policies studied

April 2011 – House passes municipal healthcare reform; Public comment on teacher evaluation regulations begins

March 2011 – Teacher evaluation reform; Implementing Common Core State Standards; 16 New Charter Schools

December 2010 – MBAE releases school finance report “School Funding Reality: A Bargain Not Kept;” MBAE joins the national Done Waiting coalition

Race to the Top Winners Announced – Massachusetts and nine others win education stimulus funds

Race to the Top – Special Report – Massachusetts is a Round 2 Race to the Top finalist; Initial analysis

July 2010 – MBAE’s report on the Common Core; Board of Elementary and Secondary Education vote

May 2010 – Charter funding; Importance of early literacy

March 2010 – Massachusetts loses in Round 1 of Race to the Top; Report on impact of education stimulus; Report on education and workforce outcomes

February 2010 – MBAE report on human capital policies in Boston Public Schools; Digital Nation; United Way report

January 2010 – Education bill in conference committee; Round 1 Race to the Top deadline

EdNews You Can Use

June 2010 – Stimulus update; Common Core Forum; Education and employment; Early literacy; Dropout prevention

May 2010 – Stimulus update; District participation in Race to the Top; KIPP; End-of-course exams; Early STEM education

April 2010 – Stimulus update; Policy Innovators in Education Network; Private public schools; Guidance counseling; Gender disparity in STEM majors and careers

March 2010 – Stimulus update; MBAE human capital policies report; Cost of low education performance; America’s teachers on America’s schools; Evaluating the achievement gap

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