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Changes possible in state education policy
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Changes possible in state education policy
With just five months left in Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration, Baker and Education Secretary James Peyser made a move that raised eyebrows, replacing two members of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE), the body that votes on state policy and decides who will serve as commissioner of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).
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Wu reaches deal, averts receivership
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Wu reaches deal, averts receivership
Massachusetts Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Jeff Riley last week recommended the state’s board of education label the Boston Public Schools an underperforming district, a designation that would give him the authority to approve an improvement plan for the district.
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Local activists, electeds wary of state intervention
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Local activists, electeds wary of state intervention
With the threat of a state intervention hanging over the city’s schools, local education activists suspect Education Commissioner Jeff Riley may seek to target a cohort of Boston schools for state takeover.
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Opinion
State shows little regard for Boston parents
In a textbook example of gaslighting, the Jan. 25 Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) board meeting showed a complete disconnect with and disregard for the impact of COVID policies on families and school communities across the state.
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Baker admin. draws fire over school reopening
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Baker admin. draws fire over school reopening
Teachers unions, who have been pushing for school staff to receive vaccinations before students return to schools, hit back at DESE Commissioner Jeffrey Riley and the administration of Gov. Charlie Baker, who had rebuffed the unions’ requests.
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