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Strategic Initiatives

Center for Strategic Initiatives

Who We Are

The Center for Strategic Initiatives (CSI) coordinates and partners with stakeholders to identify, design, pilot, and elevate strategies that advance educational equity for Massachusetts students - particularly those traditionally or currently underserved.

Current Overarching Priorities

CSI is currently focused on three overarching priorities, with multiple projects driving and supporting each.

Diverse and Culturally Responsive Workforce

As part of a broad, agency-wide priority, CSI manages and supports several initiatives to strengthen and diversify the educator workforce.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Policies and Practices at DESE

CSI coordinates efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within DESE policies and practices, focusing both on developing and supporting DESE staff, as well as on district-facing work.

Direct Efforts that Promote Equitable Student Access and Outcomes

In partnership with several other agency departments, CSI manages and supports several initiatives that provide students equitable access to quality educational opportunities.

Last Updated: November 6, 2020

Contact Us

Center for Strategic Initiatives

Contact Us

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148-4906

Voice: (781) 338-3000
TTY: (800) 439-2370


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