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Commissioner's Weekly Update

2023

January 30, 2023

  1. Board Recap
  2. Picture of the Week
  3. FAFSA Completion Assistance Available
  4. Additional Early College Grant Opportunities
  5. Playful Learning Institute Grant
  6. Workshops on Fostering a Sense of Belonging
  7. Deeper Learning Grant Opportunity
  8. 21st Century Community Learning Centers Information Session
  9. School Behavioral Threat Assessment Training
  10. Teacher of the Year Nominations
  11. Applicants Sought for April Acceleration Academies Sontag Prize
  12. Extra COVID Food Funds for Families Ending March 2
  13. Spring Instructional Planning Institute
  14. For Your Info:
    • Trauma-Responsive Practices for School Mental Health
    • Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program

January 23, 2023

  1. Board to Meet
  2. Picture of the Week: Counselor of the Year
  3. School Meals for Early College Learners
  4. FDA Extends iHealth Expiration Date
  5. New Massachusetts FRESH Grant Opportunity
  6. Virtual Forum on Genocide Education
  7. School Level Administrator Rubric Community of Practice
  8. Safer Schools and Communities Grant
  9. For Your Info:
    • Condition of Education
    • Universal mental health screening

January 17, 2023

  1. Provide Feedback on MCAS
  2. Picture of the Week: MLK Day Tribute
  3. National ESEA Distinguished Schools
  4. Proposed EOHHS Regulations on Interagency Review of Complex Cases
  5. Personal Responsibility Education Program Grant
  6. Civics Project Virtual Support Forum
  7. Nominate a Teacher for 2023 Massachusetts History Teacher of the Year
  8. Substance Use Prevention Curricula
  9. FAFSA reminder
  10. For Your Info:
    • Army Educational Outreach Program
    • Energy Class Prize

January 9, 2023

  1. Developing Academic Vocabulary and Discourse to Accelerate Learning
  2. Picture of the Week: Shutesbury Elementary School
  3. Information Sessions on Playful Learning Institute
  4. Educational Stability Office Hours
  5. Dropout Prevention and Reengagement Session on Ninth Grade
  6. Comment Sought on Amendments to Virtual Schools Regulations
  7. Moving to College Scholarship Application is Now Open
  8. Mental Health and Gender-Affirming Care Resource Guide
  9. New State Behavioral Health Help Line

January 3, 2023

  1. Board Recap
  2. Pictures of the Week: Eastford Road School in Southbridge
  3. "After Dark" Application Window Open
  4. Last Chance to Apply for Statewide Civics Project Showcases and Grant
  5. Virtual Forum on Teaching the Holocaust and Genocide
  6. Behavior as Communication
  7. Appleseeds Early Literacy Materials and Grant
  8. Grant to Accelerate Literacy with HQIM (K-12)
  9. Student Opportunity Act Evidence-Based Practice Grant
  10. Vaccinations Available
  11. Local Food for Schools Cooperative Agreement
  12. For Your Info: Become a special education surrogate parent

2022

December 19, 2022

  1. Board to Meet
  2. Picture of the Week: Boston Green Academy at Earthshot Awards
  3. Preventing the Spread of Seasonal Respiratory Illnesses in Schools
  4. Evidence-Based Practice Grant
  5. STOP School Violence Program
  6. Free Learning Acceleration PD in 2023
  7. Seeking New Arts Teachers for Statewide Mentoring Program
  8. Developing Emergency Operation Plans
  9. "Old" Emergency Licenses to Be Eligible for Extension
  10. Skills Capital Grants
  11. For Your Info: Renew America's Schools Grant
  12. Note: Last Update of the Year

December 12, 2022

  1. Open Access Professional Learning (OAPL) Science Courses Now Available
  2. Picture of the Week: Addressing Hate in School Sports
  3. Notification of Schools Selected for State Youth Risk Behavior Survey and Youth Health Survey
  4. Accountability and Assistance Advisory Council to Meet
  5. Applications Open for Statewide Civics Project Showcases and Grant
  6. Support Belonging for Immigrant Origin Students
  7. Five New STEM Tech Career Academies Approved
  8. Free Testing for Lead in Drinking Water Available
  9. Sharing Promising Practices: Recruiting and retaining culturally responsive educators of color
  10. For Your Info: Using federal funds for STEM education

December 5, 2022

  1. Designing Strong Instructional Scaffolds for Learning Acceleration
  2. Picture of the Week: Quincy High School's Girls in Trades
  3. Early Literacy Universal Screening Assessment Grant Available
  4. Public Comment Sought on Definition of High-Need Local Education Agency
  5. "Name a Plow" Contest
  6. Join an MTEL Committee and Support Key Updates
  7. Share Feedback on Induction and Mentoring
  8. Commonwealth Preschool Partnership Initiative Grant Opportunity
  9. Playful Learning Institute Grant Coming
  10. For Your Info: Survey on how collecting parental consent to bill Medicaid impacts school districts

November 28, 2022

  1. Pandemic-Related Transition Services
  2. Pictures of the Week: Doors of Gratitude in Pembroke
  3. New Food Waste Limit
  4. Financial Aid Training
  5. Reminder about Arts & Cultural Vitality Grant
  6. Mental Health Interventions
  7. Continuous Improvement in School Mental Health Systems
  8. School Pupil Driver Certificate Exam Event
  9. Comment Sought on Educator Licensure
  10. Providing Directory Information to Military Recruiters
  11. For Your Info:
    • Innovative Schools Learning Excursions
    • Poetry Out Loud

November 21, 2022

  1. Board Recap
  2. Pictures of the Week: Brockton Student Ambassadors
  3. Apply for Arts Grant
  4. Civics Project Virtual Support Forum
  5. Genocide Education Virtual Forum
  6. Training on Bullying Prevention, Intervention, and Reporting Requirements
  7. Comments Sought on Proposed Charter School
  8. Intent to Seek a Waiver from the 1 Percent Limit on Alternate Assessments
  9. Sharing Promising Practices: Map Academy Charter School

November 7, 2022

  1. Staying Healthy This Season
  2. Picture of the Week: Octoberfest at Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School
  3. How to Fortify Background Knowledge to Accelerate Learning
  4. Extension for High Quality Instructional Materials Implementation Grant
  5. Genocide Education Grant
  6. Addressing Hate in School Sports
  7. New Mental Health Law
  8. Cybersecurity Training for IT Personnel
  9. Feedback Sought on Draft Classroom Teacher Evaluation Rubric
  10. Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) Update
  11. For Your Info: Child Tax Credit reminder

October 31, 2022

  1. Board Recap
  2. Pictures of the Week: Better Together Summit
  3. New MASSAid Application Access and Enhancement
  4. FAFSA Completion Reports Live in Edwin
  5. MASSAid and FAFSA Tools Information Session
  6. Building and Sustaining a Community of Care
  7. Hate Crimes Prevention Grant
  8. Updated Online Training Available for Mandated Reporters
  9. Sharing Promising Practices
  10. For Your Info: The Big Read

October 24, 2022

  1. Board to Meet
  2. Picture of the Week: Kindness Week in Winthrop
  3. Municipal Cybersecurity Awareness Program
  4. Reminder about Free Learning Acceleration in Literacy PD for School Leaders
  5. Grant Related to Comprehensive School Health Services
  6. Reminder about Equity in Action Working Group
  7. HQIM Implementation Grant
  8. DESE Resource Corner: New civics project resources available for connecting students with state legislators
  9. NAEP Scores Released
  10. USED Mental Health Grant
  11. STEM Week Wrap-Up
  12. For Your Info: High School Quiz Show

October 17, 2022

  1. Guidance and Resources to Support Newcomer Students
  2. Picture of the Week: STEM Week
  3. AP and IB Exam Fee Subsidies Available
  4. Equity in Action Working Group
  5. Vendor Sought for Arts Mentorship Program
  6. Seeking Members for the Arts Education Advisory Council
  7. EWIS and VOCAL In-Person Workshop
  8. CURATE Science Panelists Needed
  9. Self-Paced PD on Serving Multilingual Learners
  10. Applicants for 2023 Green Ribbon Schools

October 11, 2022

  1. High-Quality Instructional Materials Implementation Grant
  2. Wellbeing Series for Educators
  3. Civics Project Virtual Support Forum
  4. Building and Sustaining a Community of Care
  5. Applicants Sought for Sontag Prize
  6. Amendment to Regulations on Early Literacy Screening
  7. FAFSA Season
  8. For Your Info:
    • Project based learning opportunity
    • Child Tax Credit

October 3, 2022

  1. Picture of the Week: 2023 Massachusetts Teacher of the Year
  2. MCAS and Accountability Results Released
  3. Required CLIA Waiver, Survey, and FAQ
  4. Digital Inclusion Week
  5. Free Learning Acceleration PD for School Leaders
  6. Play as an Anti-Racist Learning Strategy
  7. Workshops on Developing Students' Sense of Belonging
  8. EWIS and VOCAL Workshop
  9. Chap. 70 Low-Income Lookup and Supplemental Low-Income Data Collection Survey
  10. CTE Partnership Planning and Implementation Grants
  11. Partnerships for Access to Career and Technical Education
  12. Skills Capital Grants Awarded
  13. For Your Info: Para Sports Day

September 26, 2022

  1. Board Recap
  2. Reminder about FY23 Educator Diversification RFP
  3. Apply for the Family School Partnership Initiative
  4. Members Sought for AAAC
  5. Vocational Technical Education Advisory Council
  6. Orientations to Educational Stability
  7. Districts Sought to Build Equity in HS Computer Science Programs
  8. Service-Learning – Social-Emotional Learning Workshop Series
  9. Educators Sought for MTEL Committees

September 19, 2022

  1. Board to Meet
  2. Picture of the Week: Constitution Day in Stoughton
  3. Blue Ribbon Schools
  4. SEL and Mental Health Competitive Grant Opportunity
  5. Early Learning Professional Development Calendar
  6. Reminder about U.S. Presidential Scholar Nominations
  7. School Pupil Driver Certificate Exam Event
  8. HVAC Grants Available

September 12, 2022

  1. GED Fee Update
  2. Picture of the Week: Building Towers in Ludlow
  3. State Summit on Strengthening Family School Partnership
  4. Early Warning Indicator System Live in Edwin
  5. VOCAL Reports in Edwin
  6. Anti-Hazing Data Collection
  7. School Level Administrator Rubric Community of Practice
  8. U.S. Senate Youth Scholarship Program
  9. Cultural Council Residencies

September 6, 2022

  1. Back-to-School Communications
  2. Funding Available for My Career and Academic Plan (MyCAP)
  3. New DLCS Course Eligible for MassCore
  4. DESE Resource Corner: New statewide report on digital literacy and computer science course taking
  5. Online Mandated Reporter Training Pilot
  6. Participation in National Kindergarten Study
  7. Updated Principal Induction and Mentoring Handbook Available
  8. Constitution Day
  9. Growing Literacy Equity Across Massachusetts (GLEAM) – Cohort 2
  10. Back-to-School Resources from USED
  11. For Your Info: Paid lead teacher opportunity with Campus Without Walls

August 29, 2022

  1. School Safety Proposals
  2. Picture of the Week: Ninth Grade Orientation at Salem High School
  3. Webinar on Special Education and ESL Licensure
  4. PD Provider Registry
  5. Civics Project Planning Workshops
  6. Presidential Scholar Nominations Sought
  7. Charter School Proposals, Amendment Requests, and Renewal Applications
  8. Protecting Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Cards and Benefits
  9. Early College Pilot Program Grants

August 22, 2022

  1. Exploring Edwin
  2. Picture of the Week: Alma del Mar Charter School
  3. EWIS and Data Usage Sessions
  4. Funding Available for My Career and Academic Plan (MyCAP)
  5. Grants for English Learner Education and World Languages
  6. For Your Info: 2022 STEM Week Challenge

August 15, 2022

  1. Board Recap
  2. Picture of the Week: Youth Growing Organics in Worcester
  3. Fall 2022 COVID-19 Guidance
  4. COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Available
  5. Introduction to the EdTech Systems Guide
  6. Supplemental Low-Income Data Collection Webinars
  7. Educational Technology Grant
  8. Introduction to OPTIC Webinar
  9. Members Sought for Gifted and Talented Advisory Council
  10. FY23 Educator Diversification RFP Posted
  11. DESE Resource Corner: Superintendent's Checklist

August 8, 2022

  1. History Teacher of the Year
  2. Pictures of the Week: Summer Learning in Somerville
  3. Registering and Enrolling Refugee and Immigrant Students in Secondary Schools
  4. Lead for Literacy Institute Grant
  5. School Pupil Driver Certificate Exam Event
  6. Seeking Paraeducators and School Leaders for Principal and Teacher Advisory Cabinet
  7. MTEL Committee Members Sought
  8. Public Service Loan Forgiveness Waiver
  9. Spots Remain for DESE's EdTech Peer Learning Cohort
  10. Sign up for the 2022-23 Learning Acceleration Network

August 1, 2022

  1. Extension of Universal Free School Meals
  2. Picture of the Week: Summer Learning at Bridge Boston Charter School
  3. Workshop on Creating Space for Difficult Conversations
  4. Clean School Bus Program Reminder
  5. It Takes a Partnership! District and DCF Network Meeting
  6. EWIS and Data Usage Sessions
  7. FY23 Teacher Diversification Pilot Program Grant RFP Posted
  8. Adult Education Funding Opportunities
  9. Skills Capital and Career Technical Initiative Grant Funding

July 25, 2022

  1. Building a School Mental Health System
  2. Picture of the Week: Students' Butterflies at Boston City Hall
  3. School Climate Webinar on the New VOCAL Dashboard
  4. Center for Instructional Support 2022-23 Program Catalog
  5. Targeted Partnership 2022-23 Program Catalog
  6. Leveraging Student's Social Networks to Cultivate a Sense of Belonging
  7. Training for Educators on Developing Emergency Operation Plans
  8. Evaluating and Selecting High-Quality Instructional Materials Network
  9. Updated List of Approved Early Literacy Screeners
  10. DESE Resource Corner: Curriculum Data report
  11. For Your Info: Federal guidance on avoiding discriminatory discipline against students with disabilities

July 18, 2022

  1. Provide Input on Future Grant System
  2. Pictures of the Week: Summer Learning in Plymouth and Berkley
  3. Sense of Belonging Workshop Series
  4. Sense of Belonging Drop-In Workshop
  5. Save the Date and Call for Presenters for Family Engagement Summit
  6. Required Reporting on SROs and Mental/Social/Emotional Health Support Staff
  7. Early Literacy PD Opportunity
  8. DESE Resource Corner: Massachusetts Education-to-Career Research and Data Hub
  9. Draft Updated Educator Evaluation Rubrics Available
  10. For Your Info: USED webinar on protecting students

July 11, 2022

  1. Summer P-EBT Reminder
  2. Picture of the Week: GSA and DESE Book Club
  3. Early Grades Literacy Grant Now Open
  4. Influence 100 Still Accepting District Applications
  5. Grant for Promoting and Assessing Students' SEL Skills
  6. New English Learner Education and World Language Director Induction
  7. School Bus Electrification
  8. Preventing Mosquito Bites and EEE

July 5, 2022

  1. Board Recap
  2. Comments Sought on Dyslexia Screening Regulations
  3. Comments Sought on Proposed Changes to Accountability System for 2022
  4. Picture of the Week: Summer Eats in Salem
  5. Massachusetts Approved for Summer 2022 P-EBT Benefits
  6. Introducing MassLinks
  7. Expanded Learning Time Grant
  8. Enhancing Math and Science Instruction through a Multilingual Lens
  9. DESE Resource Corner: EdTech Systems Guide
  10. Translations of the Supplemental Low-Income Data Collection Form Available

June 27, 2022

  1. Board to Meet
  2. Picture of the Week: Moving On Ceremony in Chelsea
  3. Teacher Diversification PLC
  4. FY23 Teacher Diversification Grant
  5. Influence 100 Now Accepting District Applications
  6. Commonwealth Preschool Partnership Initiative Grant Opportunity

June 21, 2022

  1. COVID-19 Vaccinations for Children Under 5
  2. Picture of the Week: Field Day at Fall River's Viveiros Elementary School
  3. Retiree Employment Restrictions Lifted for Remainder of 2022
  4. School Health Profiles Survey Open through June 30
  5. Skills Capital Funding RFP for High School Vocational Programs
  6. Committee Members Sought for MTEL Updates
  7. SEL Professional Learning Opportunities for Early Childhood Educators
  8. Adult Education Pay for Performance RFR

June 13, 2022

  1. ESSER Tracker
  2. Picture of the Week: Lowell Graduation
  3. Job Fair Reminder
  4. Juneteenth Resources
  5. Teacher Diversification PLC
  6. FY23 Teacher Diversification Grant
  7. Reminder on Restraint Reporting
  8. PK-3 Virtual Summer Institute on Dyslexia Guidelines
  9. Additional Library Resources
  10. Influence 100 Now Accepting District Applications
  11. For Your Info: TIME Magazine recognizes Lowell educator

June 6, 2022

  1. 2022 District Induction and Mentoring Survey
  2. Picture of the Week: Worcester's Early College Program
  3. Competitive FY23 Safe and Supportive Schools Grant
  4. Opportunities Available through Targeted Partnership Program Catalog
  5. Kaleidoscope Network for Educators
  6. Input Sought for Family Engagement Summit
  7. Free Summer AP STEM & English Bridge Program
  8. Update on Rethinking Grading Pilot
  9. For Your Info: Survey about creativity

May 31, 2022

  1. Board Recap
  2. Picture of the Week: MASS Distinguished Service Award
  3. Keeping Students Safe, Healthy, and Ready to Learn
  4. Update on Statewide COVID-19 Testing Program
  5. COVID-19 Vaccination Services Available
  6. Accountability and Assistance Advisory Council to Meet
  7. Emergency License Ed Prep Partnership Grant
  8. Reminder on Restraint Reporting
  9. Social and Emotional Indicator System (SELIS) Webinar
  10. Online Platform for Teaching and Informed Calibration (OPTIC)
  11. Botvin LifeSkills Training Opportunities
  12. For Your Info: Screening and panel discussion

May 23, 2022

  1. Board to Meet
  2. Picture of the Week: Teacher Celebration
  3. Social-Emotional Regulation at the End of the Year
  4. Update on Pandemic EBT
  5. Grant for Expanding High-Quality Mathematics Materials
  6. Updates to the Model Educator Evaluation Rubrics
  7. Reminder about Athletic Trainers and Medications
  8. Reminder about Student Opportunity Act Plan Amendments
  9. Comments Sought on World Language Teacher and School Counselor SMK Requirements
  10. Federal Grant to Upgrade School Buses
  11. Information to Share with Families about the Formula Shortage
  12. For Your Info: STEM Week Challenge

May 16, 2022

  1. Message from Commissioner Riley about Tragedies Last Weekend
  2. Picture of the Week: Student Photography at Lawrence High School
  3. Educator Well-Being Workshops
  4. Reminder for Support for Building and Sustaining a Community of Care
  5. Learning Acceleration Network
  6. Potential Summer 2022 Acceleration Academies Grant
  7. Recruiting and Retaining Educators of Color
  8. Affordable Connectivity Program
  9. Media Arts Education Survey
  10. Presidential Scholars Announced
  11. 2023 Teacher of the Year Finalists
  12. Social and Emotional Indicator System (SELIS) Webinar
  13. Reminder that Arts PD Pack is Available
  14. For Your Info: "Angst" virtual watch party

May 9, 2022

  1. Mental Health Resource on School Avoidance
  2. Picture of the Week: National School Nurse Day
  3. Leveraging All School-Based Mental Health Staff
  4. Healthy Schools Webinar Series
  5. Potential Summer 2022 Acceleration Academies Grant
  6. Recruiting and Retaining Educators of Color
  7. Social-Emotional Regulation at the End of the Year
  8. Crush COVID Community of Practice
  9. Cultivating Partnerships to Support School-Based Wellness
  10. Principal and Teacher Advisory Cabinet Applications and Nominations
  11. Grants for Bottle Filling Stations
  12. Reminder on Careful Hiring and Duty to Report Educator Misconduct
  13. New STEM Internship Program
  14. For Your Info:
    • Student performers sought
    • Lifeguards needed
    • Innovative Schools Virtual Learning Excursion

May 2, 2022

  1. Board Recap
  2. Public Comment Sought on MCAS and Licensure Proposals
  3. Picture of the Week: Student Artwork from North Attleborough
  4. IEP Improvement Project
  5. Giving Students Valuable Work and Greater Responsibility
  6. Teacher Diversification PLC
  7. Appleseeds Early Literacy Materials
  8. School Behavioral Threat Assessment Trainings
  9. Gender Identity and Expression in Early Childhood and the Elementary Years
  10. School Choice Participation
  11. For Your Info:
    • Teach Plus opportunity
    • STEM Week Challenge kickoff

April 25, 2022

  1. Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to Meet
  2. Picture of the Week: Milestones Day School and Transition Program
  3. FY23 Early College Incubator Planning Grant
  4. Preregister Now for June Job Fair
  5. FAFSA and MASSGrant Reminder
  6. Aligning Technology with School and District Priorities
  7. Targeted Partnership Program Catalog for SY22-23
  8. Multi-Tiered Systems of Support Academies Webinar
  9. Deadline Extended for School Health Profiles Survey
  10. Grant for New 21st Century Community Learning Centers Sites
  11. Civics Project Fellowship
  12. Survey Related to Sex Abuse Prevention
  13. For Your Info:
    • STEM summit
    • "Refresh Your Mental Health" art contest
    • Free, evidence-based literacy PD

April 19, 2022

  1. PD Provider Registry
  2. Picture of the Week: Updated Cosmetology Framework Serves All Hair Types
  3. Third Installment of the Crush COVID Community of Practice
  4. How to Establish a School Mental Health Team
  5. Reminder of Support for Setting Instructional Priorities
  6. School Pupil Driver Certificate Exam Event
  7. Nominations Sought for History Teacher of the Year
  8. Civics Project Virtual Office Hours
  9. Civics Teaching and Learning Grant
  10. Civics Project Virtual Support Forum
  11. Building and Sustaining a Community of Care
  12. Comment on Proposed Amendment to Accountability and Assistance Regulations
  13. DESE Resource Corner: FAQ on genocide education in Massachusetts
  14. For Your Info:
    • FAFSA festival
    • LearnLaunch's Innovation Challenge

April 11, 2022

  1. Vacation Vaccine Clinics
  2. Picture of the Week: School Nurses Honored
  3. Update on Statewide COVID-19 Testing Program
  4. Updated Advisory on Equal Access to Public Education for Immigrant Students
  5. Teacher of the Year Semifinalists
  6. Powerful Learning Experiences for Students with Disabilities
  7. Adult Training Grant Opportunity
  8. Districts Sought for CS Career Pathways PACE Grant
  9. Innovation Pathways Grants
  10. Upcoming Adult Education RFPs and RFR
  11. DESE Resource Corner: EdTech spotlight
  12. For Your Info:
    • Learning opportunity for school communications professionals
    • Transformative Leaders of Massachusetts fellowship

April 4, 2022

  1. Expanding AP STEM Opportunities
  2. Picture of the Week: Randolph Educator Wins Milken Award
  3. Update on Fee Subsidies for AP and IB Exams
  4. P-EBT Benefits
  5. FY23 Charter Schools Pre-Enrollment Report
  6. Accountability and Assistance Advisory Council to Meet
  7. Professional Learning about SEL for Early Childhood Educators
  8. Overview of Chap. 74 Nonresident Tuition Program
  9. Implementing Strong Instructional Feedback to Accelerate Learning
  10. Leveraging All School-Based Mental Health Staff
  11. New Members Needed for Student Advisory Councils
  12. DESE Resource Corner: Professional development in the arts
  13. For Your Info:
    • Advanced Placement success
    • Federal tax payments for families

March 28, 2022

  1. Board Recap
  2. Picture of the Week: Board Honors National Guard and MEMA
  3. FAFSA Information Session
  4. Investigating History Curriculum Pilot
  5. Physical Education and Physical Activity Webinars
  6. Single District Virtual Schools Webinar
  7. Using a Whole School Approach to Well-Being
  8. Spring Planning Sessions
  9. Update on School Meals
  10. High School Science Opportunity
  11. Safe, In-Person Learning for Students with Disabilities
  12. For Your Info: Early College update

March 21, 2022

  1. Board to Meet
  2. Picture of the Week: Vocabulary on Parade in Holyoke
  3. Educator Data Dashboard
  4. Update on Student Opportunity Act Plan Amendments
  5. Workshop Series on Learning and Mental Health for All
  6. CTE Partnership Planning and Implementation Grants
  7. Rethinking Grading Grant for High Schools
  8. World Language Curriculum Alignment Labs
  9. Mental Health Team Composition and Oversight
  10. EdCamp Play Sessions
  11. Addressing Hate and Bias in School Athletics: A Call to Action
  12. Keeping Student Data Private
  13. For Your Info:
    • Forum on pandemic's impact on education
    • PAEMST State Finalists
    • DESE and DTA employees honored

March 14, 2022

  1. Welcoming Newcomer and Refugee Students and Families
  2. Winter/Spring Civics Project Virtual Support Forums
  3. FAFSA Information Session
  4. Feedback Sought on Civics Professional Learning
  5. April 1 Deadline for Excess USDA Foods Inventory
  6. Reminder on Restraint Reporting
  7. Rethinking Grading Grant for High Schools
  8. Civics Project Resource Library
  9. Free, District-Specific Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainings
  10. DESE Resource Corner: List of holidays
  11. For Your Info:
    • Cybersecurity grants
    • Child Tax Credit

March 7, 2022

  1. Curriculum Data Collection
  2. It's Civic Learning Week
  3. Virtual Learning Series on Anti-racist Advocacy
  4. Attendance Guidance
  5. An Act Promoting School Nutrition
  6. Trainings of Trainers on Developing Emergency Operation Plans
  7. PK-8 Spring Convening
  8. Anti-Racist Social and Emotional Learning
  9. Join an MTEL Committee and Support Key Updates
  10. Metro North Virtual Job Fair
  11. 2022 School Health Profiles Survey is Open
  12. Rethinking Grading Pilot Project
  13. School Choice Participation
  14. For Your Info: Free, evidence-based, grant-funded literacy and SEL PD opportunity

February 28, 2022

  1. Masking on Buses
  2. Picture of the Week: Pittsfield Acceleration Academy
  3. Early Literacy PD Opportunity
  4. Accountability and Assistance Advisory Council to Meet
  5. Drop-In PD on Learning Acceleration
  6. Anti-Racist Family Engagement Workshop
  7. Spots Remain for Free STEM AP Opportunity
  8. Self-Care and Well-Being for Educators
  9. Supporting Educators' Social Emotional Skills and Wellbeing
  10. Thriving Minds Fellowship
  11. School Mental Health Essentials PD Series
  12. Workshop on Supporting Social-Emotional Regulation
  13. For Your Info: More Than Ready campaign

February 22, 2022

  1. Board Recap
  2. Picture of the Week: Black Excellence/Dress for Success Day at Boston Renaissance Charter Public School
  3. Masks Still Required in Some Locations
  4. School Choice Rosters and Claim Forms Application
  5. Funds Available for School Nutrition Programs
  6. Safe Schools Program for LGBTQ Students
  7. Trainings of Trainers on Developing Emergency Operation Plans
  8. Distinguished Educators Sought
  9. Summer Learning Grant Opportunity
  10. Updated Model School Resource Officer MOU Available
  11. For Your Info: PAEMST Winners

February 14, 2022

  1. Board to Meet
  2. Picture of the Week: Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical School
  3. Mask Requirement Lifted
  4. Drop-In PD on Learning Acceleration
  5. Crush COVID Community of Practice
  6. World Languages Framework Implementation Orientation
  7. Request for Temporary Flexibility Related to Federal Accountability Requirements
  8. Civics Project Office Hours
  9. Opportunities to Re-Envision the Teaching Role
  10. For Your Info:
    • Multilingual workshops on career and technical education
    • Schools sought for study

February 7, 2022

  1. Webinar on COVID-19 Testing
  2. Picture of the Week: Tama Lang, School Counselor of the Year
  3. Civics Project Virtual Support Forums
  4. Supporting Mental Health Literacy for Educators
  5. Student Government Day Reminder
  6. Civics Project Resource Library
  7. DESE Resource Corner: Revised Civics Project Guidebook now available
  8. RESPECTfully Awareness Campaign to Promote Healthy Relationships
  9. Educators Needed for Biology and Introductory Physics MCAS Standard Setting Panels
  10. For Your Info: Access to federal payments for families

Last Updated: January 31, 2023

 
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