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The Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education

Board Documents - April 2012

Special Meeting

Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148
Monday, April 23, 2012, 5 - 7 p.m.

Items for Discussion:

  1. Special Education Policy Issues - Presentations and Discussion
    1. Background Information and Data - Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
    2. Review of Special Education in Massachusetts - Professor Thomas Hehir, Harvard Graduate School of Education
    3. Discussion

Regular Meeting

Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148
Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Briefing

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

Routine Business:

Approval of the Minutes of the March 19, 2012 Special Meeting and March 20, 2012 Regular Meeting - Vote

Items for Discussion and Action:

  1. Special Education Policy Issues - Recap of Discussion from Special Meeting
  2. Report on School Turnaround: Emerging Practices in Rapid Achievement Gain Schools: An Analysis of 2010-2011 Level 4 Schools - Discussion
  3. Lawrence Public Schools
    1. Update on Receivership - Discussion
    2. Request for Waiver of School Finance Regulations on Extraordinary Maintenance (603 CMR 10.02) - Discussion and Vote
  4. Proposed Amendments to Accountability and Assistance Regulations, 603 CMR 2.00 - Initial Discussion and Vote to Solicit Public Comment
  5. Proposed Amendments to Educator Licensure and Preparation Program Approval Regulations, 603 CMR 7.00 - Initial Discussion and Vote to Solicit Public Comment
    1. Proposed Standards for English as a Second Language Educator License
    2. Proposed Standards for Program Approval, Professional License, and Other Matters
  6. Proposed Amendments to Regulations on Access to Equal Educational Opportunity, 603 CMR 26.00, and Charter Schools, 603 CMR 1.00 (Non-Discrimination Based on Gender Identity, per C. 199 of 2011) - Initial Discussion and Vote to Solicit Public Comment
  7. FY2013 Education Budget Proposal from House Ways & Means Committee - Discussion

Other Items for Information:

  1. Education-Related News Clippings
  2. Report on Grants and Charter School Matters Approved by the Commissioner
  3. Data on Adult Basic Education in Massachusetts
  4. Directions


Last Updated: April 20, 2012
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