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Board Documents - March 2017

Regular Meeting

Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
DESE, 75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Comments from the Chair
Comments from the Commissioner
Comments from the Secretary
Statement from the Public*

Meeting Minutes Download Word Document

Routine Business:

Approval of the Minutes of the February 27, 2017 Special Meeting and the February 28, 2017 Regular Meeting

Items for Discussion and Action:

  1. Michelle Ryan, Randolph High School Social Studies Teacher, 2015 Massachusetts Milken Educator - Presentation
  2. Lawrence Public Schools (Level 5 District) Progress Report by Supt./Receiver Jeff Riley - Discussion
  3. Revised English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics Curriculum Frameworks - Discussion and Vote
  4. State Plan for Every Student Succeeds Act: Advancing the Commonwealth's Commitment to Equity and Excellence - Final Discussion
  5. Next-Generation MCAS: New Achievement Level Descriptors - Discussion and Vote
  6. Rescission of Obsolete Regulations on Private Occupational Schools, 603 CMR 3.00 - Discussion and Vote

Other Items for Information:

  1. High Quality Career Pathways Initiative
  2. Report on Grants Download Word Document and Charter School Matters Download Word Document Approved by the Commissioner

Board Members

  • Mr. Paul Sagan, Chair, Cambridge
  • Mr. James Morton, Vice Chair, Boston
  • Ms. Katherine Craven, Brookline
  • Dr. Edward Doherty, Hyde Park
  • Dr. Roland Fryer, Cambridge
  • Ms. Margaret McKenna, Boston
  • Mr. Nathan Moore, Chair, Student Advisory Council, Scituate
  • Mr. Michael Moriarty, Holyoke
  • Dr. Pendred Noyce, Boston
  • Mr. James Peyser, Secretary of Education, Milton
  • Ms. Mary Ann Stewart, Lexington

Mitchell D. Chester, Commissioner
Secretary to the Board

Last Updated: March 21, 2017
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