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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.
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DESE is committed to supporting sustainable efforts to improve educational outcomes for all students, with a specific focus on increasing racial equity, and improving the quality of instruction and student experience in Massachusetts schools and districts. Partner organizations often play a role in supporting schools, districts, and DESE in these efforts. Vendors who wish to be included on a pre-approved partner list focused on Supporting School, District, and DESE Sustainable Improvement should apply for pre-qualified status by following this link: COMMBUYS — Bid Solicitation: BD-21-1026-DOE02-DOE01-54888.

For more information about this list, please contact Andrea Ricotta .

Below is a list of partners on the pre-approved partner list as of October 6, 2023. This list will be updated monthly.

  • Abt Associates
  • ACT, Inc
  • Academy for Urban School Leadership (LiberatED Way)
  • Always Be Learning (ABL)
  • American Institutes for Research
  • Arts | Learning
  • BlackPrint Education Consulting
  • Cast Inc
  • Catapult Learning, Inc.
  • CES (The Collaborative for Educational Services )
  • City Year, Inc.
  • Class Measurers
  • CsforMA, Inc.
  • Demonstrated Success
  • District Management Group, LLC
  • EDC
  • EL Success Forum, Inc
  • Education Resource Strategies, Inc
  • Federation for Children w/Special Needs
  • Focused Schools
  • Hale Reservation, Inc dba Hale Education, Inc
  • Hill for Literacy
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
  • Institute for Excellence in Ed/Natl Charter Schools Institute
  • Instruction Partners
  • Keys to Literacy
  • Koru Strategy Group LLC's
  • Leadership Lab International
  • LearnLaunch
  • Looney Math Consulting
  • Lower Pioneer Valley Education Collaborative
  • M.A.S.S. (Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents)
  • MATSOL (Massachusetts Association of Teachers of Speakers of Other Languages)
  • MassInsight
  • NCEE
  • Novak Educational Consulting 
  • NYC Leadership Academy
  • Open Architects
  • PCG (Public Consulting Group)
  • PFM Group Consulting LLC)
  • Perennial Education Consulting, LLC
  • Reading Ways
  • Rennie Center
  • Resolute Educational Solutions
  • School and Main Institute
  • School Empowerment Network
  • SchoolWorks
  • William James College
  • Teach Western Mass
  • Test4Me LLC, dba AdaptiveX
  • TNTP
  • Transformative Learning Collaborative
  • Trustees of Boston College (City Connects)
  • Trustees of Boston College (Lynch Leadership Academy)
  • Trustees of Boston College (OpenSciEd )
  • uAspire
  • UnboundEd Learning, Inc
  • University of Connecticut, Neag School of Education
  • UP Education Network
  • US Math Recovery Council
  • UVA Partnership for Leaders in Education
  • Walker Inc

For more specific information on these partners' approved areas of expertise, service categories, and contact information, please reference this spreadsheet:

For more information and resources on DESE-sponsored research on the habits and conditions of successful partnerships and resources to support strong partnership management, please visit the Massachusetts Tools for Schools website.

Last Updated: December 13, 2023

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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


Disclaimer: A reference in this website to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm, or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public and does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.