October 11, 2017

MBAE Elects 4 New Board Members

MBAE is pleased to announce the election of four new, exceptional leaders to our Board of Directors. We welcome  Rebecca Frisch, Vice President, Government Relations and Co-Chair TD Bank’s Southern New England Diversity Council, Jacqui Lipson, Vice President, PreK-12 Education at Widmeyer Communications, Syed Quadri, Senior ASIC design verification engineer […]
September 5, 2017

MBAE Position on Legislation That Would Establish Innovation Partnership Zones

September 5, 2017 – The Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education (MBAE) supports giving school leaders, particularly in low-income and struggling districts, the authority and flexibility they need to innovate and decide how to meet the needs and aspirations of their students on a daily basis.   Evidence shows that schools that […]
July 25, 2017

MBAE Position on Proposed Increases in State Education Funding

July 25, 2017 – The legislature is considering bills that would dramatically increase state funding for K-12 schools.  Yet, our problem is not just how much money is allocated, but also how money is spent.  Our current school funding system is out-of-date and undeniably contributes to our failure to prepare […]
April 25, 2017

Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Joins Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education as Affiliate

April 24, 2017 – The Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education (MBAE) and the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce announced today that the Greater Boston Chamber has joined the growing list of business groups who have become MBAE Affiliates. “Our members share the interests and concerns of employers across the state […]
March 2, 2017

MBAE and Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce Join Forces to Focus on Education

(Boston) March 2, 2017 – The Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education (MBAE) and the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, the largest Chamber in New England, announced today that the Worcester Chamber has signed on as MBAE’s first business “Affiliate” signaling its commitment to driving education improvements that will ensure all […]
January 26, 2016

Statement on Appeal of AG Certification of Common Core Ballot Question

  (Boston) January 22, 2016 — The Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education (MBAE) supports the taxpayers’ appeal of the Attorney General’s certification of the Common Core Ballot Initiative Petition 15-12 to the Supreme Judicial Court for three reasons: First, we believe Common Core Initiative Petition 15-12 failed to meet the […]
November 17, 2015

MBAE Response to November 17, 2015 BESE Vote on PARCC

Download and print the MBAE statement here (Boston) November 17, 2015 – MBAE is pleased the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) has acknowledged that MCAS has outlived its usefulness, but disappointed that the vote postpones the implementation of one, high quality assessment statewide for another year. We are […]
November 12, 2015

MBAE Response to Commissioner Chester’s Recommendation for a Next-Generation MCAS

Download and print the MBAE statement here (Boston) November 12, 2015 – The Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education (MBAE) is pleased that Commissioner Mitchell Chester recognizes it’s time to replace the current MCAS with an assessment more relevant for the world in which our students live. The Commissioner’s proposal to […]
October 30, 2015

Fordham Institute Compares PARCC and MCAS Tests – MBAE Statement

Download and print the MBAE statement here Statement in Response to Fordham Institute Report Comparing PARCC and MCAS Tests Statement can be attributed to Linda Noonan, Executive Director, Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education (MBAE) October 30, 2015 – Today’s Fordham Institute study confirms what educators and previous research has found […]
October 15, 2015

MBAE Response to Report on MCAS and PARCC

Download and print the MBAE statement here (Boston) October 15, 2015 – The Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education (MBAE) appreciates the thorough attention Secretary Peyser and the Executive Office of Education (EOE) are paying to the need to set high standards at every grade level and provide an accurate measure […]
October 15, 2015

MBAE Response to Mathematica Policy Research Study

Download and print the MBAE statement here (Boston) October 14, 2015 – The Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education today rejected suggestions that simply raising the bar for math on the MCAS could be a serious alternative to the higher standards of the Partnership for Assessment of College and Career Readiness (PARCC) test, urging state education officials […]
September 21, 2015

MBAE Response to Preliminary PARCC Results

Statement can be attributed to Linda Noonan, Executive Director, MBAE September 21, 2015 – The preliminary PARCC results released today don’t come as a surprise. This is a rigorous, complex, high-quality test that is aligned with the higher standards in place in Massachusetts schools. The MCAS test results, also released […]
September 2, 2015

MBAE Opposes Common Core Ballot Question

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 outdated standards that the state had already started to revise […]
February 12, 2015

New report finds MCAS test does not indicate college and career readiness: First comparative analysis of MCAS and PARCC shows MCAS proficiency criteria based largely on middle school content

(BOSTON) February 12, 2015 — The Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) does not indicate a student’s preparedness for post-high school success according to a report released today by the Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education (MBAE).  The lack of alignment with college and career expectations has resulted in high remediation rates […]
September 19, 2014

MBAE 2014 MCAS Results Statement

September 19, 2014 – MCAS scores released today show widespread stagnation that has serious implications for our students entering a knowledge-based workforce requiring education and skills far beyond what MCAS measures.  PDF Format | Download
March 24, 2014

Report Finds Massachusetts Education System Needs Major Overhaul to Prepare Students to Compete in Global Economy

(Boston) — March 24, 2014 – Massachusetts business leaders today released a comprehensive assessment of the Commonwealth’s education system, sounding the alarm that student achievement has levelled off and the state risks falling behind global competitors who are outpacing the Commonwealth in educating a highly skilled workforce and informed, engaged […]
November 7, 2013

MBAE to Wage Campaign to Raise Student Achievement

November 7, 2013 – The Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education (MBAE) announced today that it has engaged Brightlines, a team of international education experts led by world renowned strategist Sir Michael Barber, to assess the performance of Massachusetts schools and recommend actions for improvement.  PDF Format | Download
October 11, 2011

Report on Springfield Public Schools Demonstrates Need for Improved District Practices in Order to Attract and Retain Quality Teachers

SPRINGFIELD, October 11, 2011 – A report released today by the National Council on Teacher Quality on teacher policies in the Springfield Public Schools found that key teacher policies must be reformed in order for the district to be able to attract and retain highly effective teachers and drive an […]
June 28, 2011

MBAE Press Statement Regarding Educator Evaluation Regulations

June 28, 2011 – For the first time, state regulations will require that whether or not a student learns and progresses at grade level will be a factor in the evaluation of that child’s teacher.  PDF Format | Download
July 19, 2010

MBAE Common Core Statement

July 19, 2010 – The Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education (MBAE) today voted to recommend adoption of the proposed “Common Core” educational standards and incorporate, where appropriate, Massachusetts standards not reflected in the Common Core.  PDF Format | Download
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