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Education Laws and Regulations

State Regulations

Charter Schools
Accountability and Assistance for School Districts and Schools
Vocational Technical Education
Dispute Resolution Under Parental Notification Law
Educator Licensure and Preparation Program Approval
Kindergartens: Minimum School Age
School Finance and Accountability
Education of English Learners Regulations
Racial Imbalance And Magnet School Programs
Program and Safety Standards for Approved Public or Private Day and Residential Special Education School Programs
Student Records
Access to Equal Educational Opportunity
Student Learning Time
Special Education Regulations
Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System
And Standards For Competency Determination
Massachusetts Certificate of Mastery
Anti-Hazing Reporting
Evaluation of Educators
Regional School Districts
Educator License Renewal
Licensure of Adult Basic Education Teachers and Preparation Program Approval
Innovation Schools Regulations
Notification of Bullying and Retaliation
Educational Collaboratives
Criminal History Checks for School Employees
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Virtual Schools
Student Discipline Regulations
Recovery High Schools
Student Opportunity Act Plans
Addressing Regulatory Timelines Due To COVID-19 State of Emergency

Last Updated: February 23, 2021

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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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