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Strategic Initiatives

Direct Efforts that Promote Equitable Student Access and Outcomes

In alignment with CSI's mission to promote strategies that advance educational equity for Massachusetts students - particularly those traditionally or currently underserved, CSI is currently involved in the following efforts that directly support students:


A $23 million dollar state-funded school integration program to expand educational opportunities, increase diversity, and reduce racial isolation by permitting students from Boston to and Springfield to attend public schools in other communities that have agreed to participate.

Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Exam Subsidies

DESE allocates grant funding to cover most of the costs for low-income students taking AP and/or IB exams.

Summer Institute for Literacy Leadership

DESE partnered with Somerville Public Schools, Crafting Minds, Hill for Literacy, and the Grimes Institute to support teachers' instructional practices with elementary students needing additional reading support.

Related Stakeholder Engagement

Last Updated: May 21, 2024

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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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