BESE Meeting Jan. 23, 2018

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The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) will meet Tuesday, January 24, 2018. The meeting documents and agenda can be found here.

Bridgewater State University
Rondileau Campus Center, Large Ballroom
19 Park Avenue, Bridgewater, MA
Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

I. Joint Meeting of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Board of Higher Education
(9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.)

Agenda Items
  1. Update on Massachusetts Early College Initiative – Discussion
  2. Update on Educator Preparation – Discussion
  3. Increasing Access to Computer Science in High School – Discussion and Possible Votes by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Board of Higher Education

II. Board of Elementary and Secondary Education Regular Meeting
(11:15 a.m.-3:00 p.m.)

Comments from the Chair
Comments from the Commissioner
Comments from the Secretary
Statements from the Public
Briefing

Routine Business

Approval of the Minutes of the December 19, 2017 Regular Meeting

Agenda Items
  1. Update on Commissioner Search – Discussion
  2. Draft Revised History and Social Science Curriculum Framework – Continuing Discussion and Vote to Solicit Public Comment
  3. Proposed Implementation of School and District Accountability System – Continuing Discussion
  4. Update on Students from Puerto Rico – Discussion
Charter Schools
  1. Information on New Charter Applicants; Overview of Process for New Charters – Initial Discussion
  2. Waiver of Regulation Requested by Bentley Academy Charter School (Horace Mann) – Discussion and Vote
  3. Report on Conditions for Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School and Recommendation for a Probationary Renewal 
    PFSJCS Summary of Review
    Memorandum: PFSJCS Notification of Intention to Place Conditions on the Charter of Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School, July 2017  – Discussion and Vote
 Other Items for Information
  1. Board of Elementary and Secondary Education Annual Report for FY2017
  2. Legislative Report: Education-Related Laws Enacted in 2017
  3. Safe and Supportive Schools Commission: Recommendations on Integrating Student Supports
  4. Dual Enrollment in Massachusetts 2008-2015 (December 2017 report)
  5. Progress Report on State Efforts to Upgrade School Technology Infrastructure
  6. Report on Grants and Charter School Matters Approved by the Commissioner

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