The United Stated Department of Education (ED) has made available a set of free tools for schools on Safe Supportive Learning. This set of tools
MCAS 2.0 is not taking the Commuter Rail to the next-generation assessment station. This train has left the building. DESE has published the Development Process
Do you have what it takes to develop the next-generation MCAS test? Read the press release from DESE announcing the opening of the request for responses
The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education documents are now available here. On the agenda this week: Items for Discussion and Action Update on
Speak now or hold your peace until the next round of revisions! DESE is collecting feedback on the current English Language Arts and Mathematics curriculum frameworks.
MTA is reminding members that the VISTA Survey shared by DESE is voluntary. MTA reccomends educators opt out of taking the survey. The original post
US ED has released an FAQ on what is in an what is out during the transition to the new Elementary and Secondary Education Act-
DESE has released a set of materials for educators designed to support inclusive practices in the classroom. The complete set of materials may be downloaded
Well, not exactly. We want YOU to stick around but the federal requirement for core teachers to be “Highly Qualified” will no long be required starting
Joshua Goodman from the Harvard Kennedy School release a paper analyzing what happens when Massachusetts schools do – or do not- close for snow. He
MTA Note: At this time, MTA has not taken a position for or against the use of alternative instructional strategies in case of inclement weather school
Commissioner to Recommend Two New Charter Schools and 1,500+ New Seats in Existing Charters Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to vote February 23 MALDEN
Massachusetts is a member of the WIDA consortium. Educators can create a free profile on the WIDA page and have access to a variety of
The Massachusetts Teachers Association presented an overview of the Every Student Succeeds Act, the 2015 re-authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. ESSA replaces the
FED LAW COULD PROMPT MASS. TO RETHINK EDUCATION APPROACHES [+VIDEO] By Katie Lannan STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, FEB. 10, 2016…..A new federal
News from Commissioner Mitchell Chester & the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner’s Weekly Update – February 5, 2016 ACCESS for ELLs 2.0
Link to the Commisioner’s Update archives and sign up information.
The United States Department of Education (ED) is updating a new section of their website on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). To learn more
Typically DESE posts updated student data for the current school year in January. The following updated data have been posted in the past few weeks:
CEPP publishes professional practice briefs, research reports and policy guides for educators in Massachusetts. Read more about our work here.
February 1 Update on VISTA Survey by MTA CEPP. Includes links.