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Board Documents - September 2017

Regular Meeting

Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
DESE, 75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA
Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Comments from the Chair
Comments from the Commissioner
Comments from the Secretary
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Meeting Minutes Download Word Document

Routine Business:

Approval of the Minutes of the August 15, 2017 Special Meeting

Agenda Items:

  1. Update on Commissioner Search - Discussion

  2. Report from Safe Schools Program for LGBTQ Students - Discussion

  3. Every Student Succeeds Act: Update on Status of State Plan Download PowerPoint File - Discussion

  4. Student Assessment:
    1. Update on Next-Generation MCAS - Discussion
    2. Planning for High School Competency Determination Standard - Discussion
  5. Summary of Legislative Process and Significant Pending Bills - Discussion

  6. FY2018 Budget Overview; Process and Timelines for FY2019 Budget - Discussion

Other Items for Information:

  1. Report on Grants Download Word Document and Charter School Matters Approved by the Commissioner

  2. Charter Authorizing Overview and Anticipated Schedule for 2017-2018

  3. Summary of Data on School District Programs for Gifted and Talented Students Download Word Document

  4. Summary of June 2017 Changes to Regulations on Educator Licensure Download Word Document

  5. Update on Review of the Massachusetts History and Social Science Curriculum Framework

Board Members

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

Jeff Wulfson, Acting Commissioner
Secretary to the Board

Last Updated: September 18, 2017
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