Please find a sampling of links on this portal page to information and resources on the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's (DESE) website about topics that may be of interest to families, and to those supporting family engagement in education.
The goal of Family engagement in education is to build genuine relationships over time between students, families, educators, and the community. Positive relationships and shared responsibility supports family well-being, and children's healthy development from the earliest ages into young adulthood.
Find out more about learning and testing, curriculum and guidelines in Massachusetts.
Find out more about the Special Education process, and the support and services that help children with disabilities succeed in school.
Find out more about Massachusetts laws and guidance, and how families can get help resolving concerns.
Find out more about adult education in Massachusetts.
Find out more about adult how students can graduate from high school ready for college and careers.
Find out more about early education and care options, as well as additional supports for families with young children in Massachusetts.
Find information about English Learner education in Massachusetts.
Find out more about charter and virtual schools in Massachusetts, along with Education Collaboratives.
Find examples of resources that support health and safety in Massachusetts schools.
Questions from families related to COVID-19 and schools can be emailed to COVID19K12ParentInfo@mass.gov . Other questions related to family engagement or the Department (DESE) can be directed to the Office of Student and Family Support via firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-338-3010. Families can also contact the Problem Resolution System (PRS) Office with questions and concerns about schools meeting legal requirements via email@example.com or 781-338-3700.
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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