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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.

Planning and Research

The Office of Planning and Research helps DESE and the field make effective use of resources to improve student outcomes. We design programs that help educators use, build, and share evidence about practices; develop tools that provide school districts with information about their use of people, time, and money and enable comparisons between districts; draft plans to advance DESE's work to reach our goal of success after high school for all students; and conduct research to improve program implementation 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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