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Literacy and Humanities

Literacy and Humanities News Headlines
02/19/2021View External LinkOffice of Literacy and Humanities Newsletter: February 2021
02/04/2021Download Word DocumentMass Literacy: Getting Started Series
01/08/2021View External LinkOffice of Literacy and Humanities Newsletter: January 2021
12/16/2020Download Word DocumentMass Literacy Webinar Series
11/06/2020View External LinkOffice of Literacy and Humanities Newsletter: November 2020
10/14/2020View External LinkOffice of Literacy and Humanities Newsletter: October 2020

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Welcome to the Office of Literacy and Humanities! We are here to support educators in their work with students and families. We partner with and support the capacity of educators to provide an excellent education in Literacy and Humanities to EVERY student in Massachusetts. Explore our resources for high-quality instructional materials as well as professional learning opportunities.

Our vision is for ALL students in Massachusetts to experience an excellent education in Literacy and Humanities, in which every student:

  • Masters the rigorous standards and disciplinary skills set forth in the Massachusetts Frameworks for ELA and Literacy, History and Social Science, and Arts
  • Develops rich interdisciplinary content knowledge about the world
  • Develops the dispositions and social-emotional competencies needed to thrive in society and life
  • Develops the capacity to make informed civic choices and assume their responsibility for strengthening equality, justice, and liberty in the world.

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Literacy and Humanities Curriculum Frameworks

Contact the Literacy and Humanities Team

NameTitleEmail
Dawn BenskiArts Content Support Lead dawn.m.benski@mass.gov
Mary BrownGEER Coordinator mary.L.brown@mass.gov
Coleen Thomas-DebariELA/Literacy Content Support Specialist, English Learners coleen.a.thomas-debari@mass.gov
Donna GoldsteinELA/Literacy Content Support Lead donna.goldstein@mass.gov
Reuben HenriquesHistory and Social Science Content Support Lead reuben.f.henriques@mass.gov
Susan KazeroidELA/Literacy Content Support Lead susan.m.kazeroid@mass.gov
Tracey MartineauELA/Literacy Content Support Lead tracey.j.martineau@mass.gov
Allison PickensELA/Literacy Content Support Specialist, GLEAM coordinator allison.d.pickens@mass.gov
Woodly Pierre-LouisELA/Literacy Content Support Lead woodly.pierre-louis@mass.gov
Katherine TarcaDirector, Literacy and Humanities katherine.tarca@mass.gov

Last Updated: March 15, 2021

 
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