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The Department has moved to 135 Santilli Highway in Everett. The Department's office and Licensure Welcome Center are open. The new location has free parking and is a short walk from the Wellington station on the MBTA's Orange Line.

Strategic Initiatives

The Center for Strategic Initiatives coordinates and partners with stakeholders to identify, design, pilot, and elevate strategies that advance educational equity for Massachusetts students, particularly those who are traditionally or currently underserved. We are currently focused on three overarching priorities: 1) a diverse and culturally responsive workforce; 2) diversity, equity, and inclusion policies and practices at DESE; and 3) direct efforts that promote equitable student access and outcomes.

Contact Us

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
135 Santilli Highway, Everett, MA 02149

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


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