Massachusetts

The reversal delays a transition that is already a year behind schedule.
January 25, 2007 – Education Week (Web)
Gov. Deval L. Patrick, who took office Jan. 5, has made public preschool for 3- and 4-year-olds, as well as full-day kindergarten, central elements of his education platform.
January 24, 2007 – Education Week
Gov. Deval L. Patrick of Massachusetts said after being sworn into office Jan. 4 that “better schools” and “high expectations” for children are critical for ensuring that the state’s economy will flourish. He called for more flexibility in classrooms, as well as more early-childhood education and after-school programs.
January 10, 2007 – Education Week
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Separated from the curriculum, the science lab often has been considered a failure. Boston is trying to put them back together.
January 10, 2007 – Education Week
Gov. Mitt Romney, who did not seek re-election in November in order to focus his efforts on a likely presidential bid in 2008, has approved a final state budget that provides substantial spending increases for public schools.
December 6, 2006 – Education Week
If the winners in the 36 races for governor make good on their campaign promises, the next four years will bring renewed financial investments by states in their public schools, with emphasis on expanding early-childhood programs, improving teacher quality, and preparing students for college.
November 15, 2006 – Education Week
Democrats shifted the balance of power throughout the states yesterday by taking at least five governors’ seats from Republicans and retaking control of legislative chambers in seven statehouses, setting the stage for Democrat-leaning education agendas that are likely to focus on boosting public school funding, expanding early-childhood-education programs, and making college tuition more affordable.
November 8, 2006 | Updated: February 22, 2019 – Education Week (Web)
David P. Driscoll, who announced last week that he will retire in August 2007 from his post as Massachusetts’ commissioner of education, knows that the reactions to his departure will be mixed.
November 8, 2006 – Education Week
When the Springfield, Mass., school district decided five years ago that it needed administrators with a different set of skills, it took matters into its own hands. Under a highly unusual arrangement, the district won state approval to run its own licensing program.
November 8, 2006 – Education Week
The Massachusetts state board of education voted 7-2 late last week to raise the minimum score required for students to pass the state’s high school exit exam and earn a diploma.
November 1, 2006 – Education Week

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