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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.
CSI is currently focused on three overarching priorities, with multiple projects driving and supporting each.
As part of a broad, agency-wide priority, CSI manages and supports several initiatives to strengthen and diversify the educator workforce.
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.
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
Teacher Diversification Pilot Grant
Center for Strategic Initiatives
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148-4906
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TTY: (800) 439-2370
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