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The Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education

Board Documents - January 2016

Special Meeting

Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
Southbridge Public Schools Administrative Offices, Auditorium
25 Cole Avenue, Southbridge, MA
Monday, January 25, 2016, 4:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

  1. Southbridge Public Schools - Statements from School District and Municipal Officials and Other Community Representatives, per 603 CMR 2.06(1)(f)

Joint Meeting

Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Board of Higher Education
Roxbury Community College, Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center
1350 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02120
Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 8:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

  1. Revised Definition of College and Career Readiness, Incorporating Civic Learning - Discussion and Possible Vote
  2. Early College and other Cross-Sector Initiatives - Discussion

Regular Meeting

Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
Roxbury Community College, Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center
1350 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02120
Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 10:15 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Briefing Download PDF Document  Download MS WORD Document

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

Routine Business:

Approval of the Minutes of the December 15, 2015 Regular Meeting - Vote

Items for Discussion and Action:

  1. Southbridge Public Schools: Commissioner's Recommendation on Level 5 District Status - Discussion and Possible Vote
  2. State Graduation and Dropout Results for 2014-15 - Discussion
  3. Dorchester Collegiate Academy Charter School: Commissioner's Recommendation to Revoke Charter - Continuing Discussion and Vote
  4. Proposed Digital Literacy and Computer Science Standards - Continuing Discussion and Vote to Solicit Public Comment
  5. Revised Science and Technology/Engineering Standards - Discussion and Vote
  6. Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School: Amendment to Charter - Discussion and Vote
  7. South Shore Charter Public School: Expansion Amendment Request - Discussion and Vote
  8. Information on New Charter Applicants and Proposed Charter Amendments - Initial Discussion
  9. Civic Learning and Engagement: Progress Report including Proposed Timetable for Review and Revision of History/Social Science Curriculum Framework and Related Student Assessment Download PDF Document  Download MS WORD Document - Discussion
  10. Update on Holyoke Public Schools - Discussion
  11. Update on Level 5 Schools - Discussion

Other Items for Information:

  1. Commissioner's New Year's Message
  2. Board of Elementary and Secondary Education Annual Report for FY2015
  3. Correspondence with U.S. Department of Education on Statewide Assessment Download PDF Document  Download MS WORD Document
    Download PDF Document  Download MS WORD Document
    Response to USED High Risk Status Determination
  4. Report on Grants and Charter School Matters 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, Concord
Ms. Margaret McKenna, Boston
Mr. Michael Moriarty, Holyoke
Dr. Pendred Noyce, Boston
Mr. James Peyser, Secretary of Education, Milton
Ms. Mary Ann Stewart, Lexington
Mr. Donald Willyard, Chair, Student Advisory Council, Revere

Mitchell D. Chester, Commissioner
Secretary to the Board



Last Updated: January 19, 2016
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