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DESE News Archive
2021
07/27/2021 View HTML Page  Spaces Remain for Online STEM AP Courses This Fall
07/26/2021 View External Link  Commissioner's Weekly Update 7 26 21 - School Gardens, MA History Teacher of the Year, Planning and Learning Opportunities from LearnLaunch
07/23/2021 Download Word Document  FY2022 Grants Management July Update
07/22/2021 View HTML Page  EL Assessment Update: Release of ACCESS for ELLs Test Results
07/21/2021 View HTML Page  Projected FY22 Charter School Tuition and Enrollment
07/20/2021 View HTML Page  Update: Alternative Assessments to the Communication and Literacy Skills (CLST) MTEL
07/19/2021 View External Link  Commissioner's Weekly Update 7 19 21 - Using Technology to Strengthen Learning, Innovative Science Assessment, Safe and Supportive Schools Grant
07/19/2021 Download Word Document  Center for Instructional Support Program Catalog 2021-2022
07/15/2021 View HTML Page  Office of Special Education Planning and Policy is Seeking Interns
07/12/2021 View External Link  Commissioner's Weekly Update - School mental health PD, EL information, Safe Kids Thrive! training, LearnLaunch opportunities, and more
07/09/2021 View HTML Page  DLCS MTEL coming in September!
07/09/2021 Download PDF Document  2021 DLCS Curriculum Guide for Massachusetts Districts
07/09/2021 View HTML Page  Upcoming MTEL for Digital Literacy/Computer Science
07/06/2021 View External Link  July STEM Newsletter
07/06/2021 View External Link  Commissioner's Weekly Update 7 6 21 - Acceleration Roadmap Support, Early-Release MCAS Data, Restraint Reporting
07/06/2021 Download Word Document  Student Assessment Update July 6, 2021, Special Edition
07/05/2021 View HTML Page  Perkins V Public Comment
07/02/2021 View HTML Page  SY22 ELE TFM Reviews Orientation Webinar
07/02/2021 Download Word Document  Student Assessment Update July 2, 2021, Special Edition
06/30/2021 View HTML Page  Release of Spring 2021 MCAS Items
06/29/2021 Download Word Document  FY2021 Grants Management June Update
06/28/2021 View External Link  Commissioner's Weekly Update 6 28 21 - Board Recap, Leveraging Tech to Strengthen Learning, Acceleration Roadmap Support
06/25/2021 View HTML Page  Special Education Leadership Institutes Registration Information
06/24/2021 View HTML Page  Notice of Public Comment on the Proposed Amendments to 603 CMR 30.00, Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System and Standards for Competency Determination Regulations
06/24/2021 View HTML Page  Final FY21 Charter School Tuition and Enrollment
06/23/2021 View HTML Page  Licensure Welcome Center Opens on June 23, 2021
06/21/2021 View External Link  Commissioner's Weekly Update 6 21 21 - Board to Meet, Clarifying COVID-19 Guidance, Webinar on Early Literacy Screening and Dyslexia Guidelines
06/21/2021 View External Link  Teachers' Top 3 for June 2021: Planning for Student Success in STEM, Implementation Support for the Acceleration Roadmap, More MTEL Committees!
06/17/2021 View HTML Page  EL Assessment Update: End of Year Reminders
06/16/2021 Download Word Document  Student Assessment Update June 16, 2021
06/15/2021 Download Word Document  Student Assessment Update June 15, 2021, Special Edition
06/15/2021 View External Link  Edwin Office Hours: Exploring Edwin
06/14/2021 View External Link  Commissioner's Weekly Update 6 14 21 - Further Guidance on Allocating Resources for Recovery and Acceleration, Summer Opportunities
06/10/2021 View HTML Page  EL Leadership Network Meetings SY 21-22
06/09/2021 View HTML Page  Draft VTE Frameworks for Public Comment
06/09/2021 Download Word Document  Center for Instructional Support Professional Development Offerings for Summer 2021
06/09/2021 View HTML Page  Seal of Biliteracy Implementation Series
06/08/2021 View HTML Page  World Languages Leadership Network Meetings 2021-2022
06/08/2021 View HTML Page  Career and Technical Vocational Education SEI Guidance
06/08/2021 Download Word Document  Student Assessment Update June 8, 2021
06/07/2021 Download Word Document  Student Assessment Update June 7, 2021, Special Edition
06/07/2021 View External Link  Commissioner's Weekly Update 6 7 21 - Heat Days, Weekly COVID-19 Reporting to End, MTEL Committees
06/04/2021 View External Link  June Newsletter
06/04/2021 View HTML Page  Physicians' Attestation for Evaluation for Students to Remain at Home Forms and Q&A Posted
06/03/2021 Download Word Document  Student Assessment Update June 3, 2021, Special Edition
06/01/2021 View External Link  Commissioner's Weekly Update 6 1 21 - Board Recap, Updated COVID-19 Guidance and FAQ
05/31/2021 View External Link  Teachers' Top 3 for May 2021: Mindful Mondays, MATOY Semifinalists and PAEMST Finalists, and MTEL Committees
05/28/2021 Download Word Document  FY2021 Grants Management May Update
05/26/2021 Download Word Document  Student Assessment Update May 26, 2021
05/24/2021 View External Link  Commissioner's Weekly Update 5 24 21 - Board to Meet, Talking to Students about the George Floyd Anniversary, Vaccines for 12-Year-Olds and Above
05/24/2021 View HTML Page  Edwin Office Hours: Exploring Edwin
05/24/2021 View HTML Page  CVTE Student Support—Impact and Recovery Fund Code 433
05/24/2021 View HTML Page  Early College Annual Reporting Webinar - June 2021
05/21/2021 View HTML Page  Critical Shortage Waiver — 2021 Update
05/20/2021 View HTML Page  MA DESE Public Announcement on the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)
05/20/2021 View HTML Page  Safety Stop - Ergonomics
05/19/2021 View HTML Page  Edwin Is Changing!
05/19/2021 View HTML Page  Administrative Advisory on Assignment of Financial and Programmatic Responsibility for Special Education and Enforcement of Assignments
05/18/2021 View HTML Page  IDEA Equitable Services Resolution Funds' Allocation for Fiscal Year 2022
05/17/2021 View External Link  Commissioner's Weekly Update 5 17 21 - COVID-19 Updates, Info on Vaccines for Ages 12+, Presidential Scholars
05/17/2021 Download Word Document  Student Assessment Update May 17, 2021, Special Edition for Grades 3–8
05/17/2021 View External Link  May Special Edition Newsletter
05/17/2021 View HTML Page  EL Assessment Update: Returning Test Materials and Provisional Report
05/14/2021 View HTML Page  English, Mathematics (Middle School), and Mathematics (Secondary) MTEL Release and Score Report Information
05/12/2021 Download Word Document  Student Assessment Update May 12, 2021
05/10/2021 View External Link  Commissioner's Weekly Update 5 10 21 - National School Nurse Day, AAAC to Meet, Emergency Broadband Benefit Program
05/10/2021 View External Link  May Newsletter
05/07/2021 View HTML Page  Administrative Leadership for Enacting the New World Languages Framework
05/07/2021 Download Word Document  Student Assessment Update May 7, 2021, Special Edition
05/06/2021 View HTML Page  Notice of Public Comment on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Annual State Application (update of March 03, 2021 posting)
05/06/2021 View HTML Page  Expanding Access to STEM AP Courses
05/04/2021 View HTML Page  Introduction to the Innovation Pathways Data Dashboard and Annual Report
05/04/2021 Download Word Document  Student Assessment Update May 4, 2021
05/04/2021 View HTML Page  Fund Code 106 Career Vocational Technical Equitable Access Grant
05/03/2021 View External Link  Commissioner's Weekly Update 5 3 21 - Summer Learning, Programs to Accelerate Math Instruction, Updates to In-Person Learning Requirements
05/03/2021 Download Word Document  Multi-Year FAQ and How to
04/30/2021 View External Link  Teachers' Top 3 for April 2021: Revised World Languages Framework, Extended Licenses Expire July 31, SEI Guidance for CTE Educators
04/28/2021 Download Word Document  Student Assessment Update April 28, 2021
04/28/2021 View HTML Page  Public Comment on Proposed Amendment to the "Lowest 10 Percent" Ranking in the Charter School Regulations
04/27/2021 View HTML Page  High School Participation Guidelines for the Spring MCAS Tests
04/27/2021 View External Link  PRESS RELEASE High Schools in the Commonwealth Required to Bring Students Back Fully In-Person by May 17, 2021
04/26/2021 View External Link  Commissioner's Weekly Update 4 26 21 - Comment on SEI Guidance for CTE Educators, Plus State Student Advisory Council and Ed Prep Reviewer Opportunities
04/26/2021 View HTML Page  Summer Acceleration to College Program for Students Earning the Modified Competency Determination
04/23/2021 View HTML Page  Introduction to the 2021 World Languages Curriculum Framework
04/22/2021 Download Word Document  April/May 2021 MCAS-Alt Newsletter
04/22/2021 Download Word Document  FY2021 Multi-Year Information
04/22/2021 View HTML Page  Determining EL linguistic and academic needs for the purpose of instructional planning
04/22/2021 View HTML Page  SEL for ELs returning to in-person learning
04/22/2021 Download Word Document  FY2021 Grants Management April Update
04/22/2021 View HTML Page  Notice of Public Comment for the Proposed Amendments to 603 CMR 7.00, Educator Licensure and Preparation Program Approval Regulations
04/22/2021 View HTML Page  Notice of Public Comment for the Proposed Amendments to 603 CMR 4.03(6)(a), Vocational Technical Education Regulations
04/22/2021 View HTML Page  Notice of Public Comment on the Amendments to 603 CMR 2.00, Accountability and Assistance for School Districts and Schools Regulations
04/22/2021 View HTML Page  Notice of Public Comment on Amendments to 603 CMR 1.00 Charter School Regulations
04/21/2021 View HTML Page  Preliminary FY21 Charter School Tuition and Enrollment
04/20/2021 View External Link  Commissioner's Weekly Update 4 20 21 - Board Recap, FAFSA Completion Campaign, Update on Quarantine Guidance for Close Contacts
04/16/2021 View HTML Page  Professional License Extension Expiration Update
04/16/2021 View HTML Page  Updated MTEL Revisions and Timeline
04/14/2021 View HTML Page  Projected FY22 Charter School Tuition and Enrollment
04/14/2021 View HTML Page  Request for Public Comment: Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) Endorsement Guidance for Career Vocational Educators
04/14/2021 View HTML Page  Prepare for FY21 SFSP Summer
04/14/2021 View HTML Page  SFSP Application Overview Webinar
04/13/2021 View HTML Page  GSA Leadership Summit 2021
04/13/2021 Download Word Document  Student Assessment Update April 13, 2021
04/13/2021 Download Excel Document  February Biology 2021 Conversion Table
04/13/2021 View HTML Page  EL Assessment Update: WIDA Screener for Kindergarten and Important Reminders
04/13/2021 Download PDF Document  Massachusetts Dyslexia Guidelines
04/12/2021 View External Link  Commissioner's Weekly Update 4 12 21 - Pooled Testing Webinar, MCAS Updates, Dyslexia Guidelines
04/12/2021 View External Link  Free DLCS PD Opportunity and STEM News
04/12/2021 View HTML Page  Applying for MA Early College Designation Webinar - Spring 2021
04/09/2021 View HTML Page  Massachusetts Work Immersion Network RFP (Round 2) Posted
04/07/2021 Download Word Document  Spring 2021 Statewide Testing Schedule for Grades 3–8 and High School MCAS, MCAS-Alt, and ACCESS for ELLs — updated April 7, 2021
04/05/2021 View External Link  Commissioner's Weekly Update 4 5 21 - MCAS Updates, Free PPE Supplies, Prom Guidance
04/05/2021 View HTML Page  Protocols for Remote Testing for Grades 3–8
04/05/2021 View HTML Page  2021-2022 Innovation Pathways Designation and Planning Grant Opportunity
04/02/2021 View External Link  STEM Newsletter: April 2021
04/01/2021 View External Link  PRESS RELEASE DESE Makes Changes to MCAS Schedule, Graduation Requirements for 11th Graders
04/01/2021 View HTML Page  Spring 2021 Signal Success Training for Work Readiness for High School Students
04/01/2021 View External Link  Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Makes Changes to the MCAS Schedule, Graduation Requirements for 11th Graders
03/30/2021 View HTML Page  Signal Success Workshops - Spring 2021 - Professional Development
03/30/2021 View HTML Page  2021-2022 Charter School Pre-Enrollment Report
03/30/2021 View HTML Page  Spring 2021 Legacy High School ELA and Mathematics Resources
03/30/2021 View External Link  Teachers' Top 3 for March 2021: Guidebook of Diverse Artists, Seeking Distinguished Educators, Be an Ed Prep Reviewer
03/29/2021 View External Link  Commissioner's Weekly Update 3 29 21 - Pooled Testing Costs Covered, Academic Excellence Roadmap, Special Ed Transportation
03/26/2021 View HTML Page  Massachusetts Work Immersion Network (MassWIN) Information Session
03/26/2021 View HTML Page  Preliminary FY21 Charter School Tuition and Enrollment
03/24/2021 Download Word Document  March 2021 Special Edition Newsletter
03/23/2021 View HTML Page  Technical Assistance Advisory on Students with Autism and Application for Department of Developmental Services Adult Eligibility
03/22/2021 View External Link  Commissioner's Weekly Update 3 22 21 - Graduation Guidance, New FAQs, Summer Programming Survey
03/19/2021 Download Word Document  FY2021 Grants Management March Update
03/18/2021 View HTML Page  No Cost Online Academic Support Services for High School Students
03/17/2021 Download PowerPoint File  Slide Template for Training Test Administrators
03/16/2021 View HTML Page  Regulatory Pilot — Information about the Alternative Assessments to the MTEL
03/15/2021 View External Link  Commissioner's Weekly Update 3 15 21 - Pooled Testing Update, Guidance on In-Person Learning Requirements, Special Ed Transportation
03/10/2021 View HTML Page  Early Childhood Educators — Professional Learning Opportunities Related to SEL & Family Engagement
03/09/2021 View HTML Page  2021 Spring PD Provider Application
03/09/2021 View HTML Page  Innovation Pathways: New Designee Welcome Event
03/08/2021 View External Link  Commissioner's Weekly Update 3 8 21 - Board Recap, School Staff Eligible for Vaccine, 3-8 MCAS Postponed
03/08/2021 View HTML Page  Notice of Public Comment on Amendments to 603 CMR 27.00, Student Learning Time Regulations — Adopted as Emergency Regulations on 3/5/2021
03/08/2021 View HTML Page  EL Assessment Update: "Office Hours" Sessions and Reminders
03/05/2021 View External Link  STEM Newsletter: March 2021
03/05/2021 View External Link  Student Assessment Update: New Tentative MCAS Administration Dates for Spring 2021 for Grades 3–8
03/04/2021 View HTML Page  Notice of Public Comment on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Annual State Application. The deadline for submission of public comment is April 2, 2021.
03/03/2021 View HTML Page  CVTE C74 Waitlist Tool
03/02/2021 Download Word Document  Student Assessment Update March 2, 2021, Special Edition
03/01/2021 View External Link  Commissioner's Weekly Update 3 1 21 - Board Recap, Pooled Testing, Indoor Singing
03/01/2021 Download Word Document  FY2021 Grants Management February Update
02/27/2021 View External Link  Teachers' Top 3 for February 2021: Mass Literacy Getting Started Series, Share-a-thon on Assessment Strategies, Student Voice and Antiracist Education
02/23/2021 Download Word Document  Student Assessment Update February 23, 2021
02/22/2021 View HTML Page  STEM AP Access Expansion Opportunity Family/Parent Information Session
02/22/2021 View External Link  Commissioner's Weekly Update 2 22 21 - Board to Meet, GSA Student Leadership Council, Info Session on Expanding STEM AP Access
02/22/2021 View HTML Page  2021 Spring Administration Manuals
02/19/2021 View HTML Page  Save-the-date: Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB) annual Pre-ETS Vision of Collaboration Conference. Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. ET, virtual conference
02/19/2021 View HTML Page  English Learner Dropout Prevention Convening
02/19/2021 View HTML Page  OASES Midcycle Review Training for 2021-2022 Reviews
02/19/2021 View HTML Page  OASES Program Review Training for 2021-2022 Reviews
02/19/2021 Download Word Document  February/March 2021 MCAS-Alt Newsletter
02/19/2021 View HTML Page  Collaborative Midcycle Review Training for 2021-2022
02/19/2021 View HTML Page  Collaborative Program Review Training for 2021-2022
02/18/2021 View HTML Page  Early College Accelerated Designation Webinar - 2021
02/16/2021 View External Link  Commissioner's Weekly Update 2 16 21 - ESSER II RFP, FAFSA Grant, Emergency Licenses
02/12/2021 Download Word Document  FY2022 Pre-Enrollment and Waitlist Data Submission Memorandum and Instructions
02/12/2021 View HTML Page  Emergency License Extended
02/12/2021 View External Link  STEM Newsletter: February 2021
02/12/2021 View HTML Page  Regulatory Notification of 2021-22 "At-Cap" and "Near-Cap" Sending Districts for Commonwealth Charter Schools: Guidance for FY22 Pre-Enrollment
02/11/2021 View HTML Page  Foundations of Reading MTEL Release and Score Report Information
02/11/2021 View External Link  Student Assessment Update February 11, 2021
02/10/2021 View HTML Page  EL Assessment Update: School and District ACCESS Planning Guide and Release of 2020 Reporting Elements
02/10/2021 Download Word Document  School and District ACCESS for ELLs Planning Guide During COVID-19
02/09/2021 View HTML Page  Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief II Fund (ESSER II) — RFP now available
02/08/2021 View External Link  Commissioner's Weekly Update 2 8 21 - COVID-19 Vaccine, Pooled Testing Update, Vacation Reminder
02/05/2021 View HTML Page  2021 Claim Form Reporting
02/03/2021 View HTML Page  Information Session — STEM AP Access Expansion Opportunity
02/03/2021 View HTML Page  Projected FY2022 Charter School Tuition and Enrollment
02/03/2021 View HTML Page  Pre-Administration Tasks for Technology Staff
02/02/2021 View HTML Page  STEM AP Access Expansion Opportunity Information Session
02/02/2021 View External Link  Student Assessment Update February 2, 2021
02/01/2021 View External Link  Commissioner's Weekly Update 2 1 21 - Board Recap, Increasing FAFSA Completion, Updated CVTE Early Childhood Guidance
01/29/2021 View HTML Page  21st CCLC Grant Sites Information Session for New Sites
01/29/2021 View HTML Page  Early College and Innovation Pathways Data Webinar
01/28/2021 View HTML Page  Increasing FAFSA Completion
01/27/2021 View External Link  Invite for schools to participate in the grade 8 civics pilot assessment — complete by February 5, 2021
01/25/2021 View External Link  Commissioner's Weekly Update 1 25 21 - Board to Meet, School Nurses, Vaccination Updates
01/25/2021 View External Link  Student Assessment Update January 25, 2021
01/25/2021 View HTML Page  Register for Feb. 1 SR/PNP Training
01/22/2021 View External Link  Teachers' Top 3 for January 2021: Culturally Responsive Teaching Task Force, January Share-a-Thon, Honoring Teachers
01/21/2021 View HTML Page  PSM Indicator Session for FFY 20
01/21/2021 View HTML Page  Tasks in PearsonAccess Next During and After Testing
01/21/2021 View HTML Page  Tasks in PearsonAccess Next Before and During Testing
01/21/2021 View HTML Page  MCAS Test Security and Administration Protocols for High School
01/21/2021 View HTML Page  MCAS Test Security and Administration Protocols for Grades 3–8
01/21/2021 View HTML Page  MCAS Accessibility and Accommodations for High School
01/21/2021 View HTML Page  MCAS Accessibility and Accommodations for Grades 3–8
01/21/2021 View HTML Page  Overview of Infrastructure Trials
01/21/2021 View HTML Page  Overview of the SR/PNP Process
01/20/2021 View External Link  Middle School Science Grant Opportunity
01/20/2021 Download Word Document  FY2021 Grants Management January Update
01/20/2021 View External Link  Student Assessment Update January 20, 2021
01/20/2021 View HTML Page  MCAS February 2021 Biology Administration Resources
01/19/2021 View External Link  Commissioner's Weekly Update 1 19 21 - Update on Flu Vaccine Requirement, COVID-19 Testing Info, Tentative Grades 3-8 Spring MCAS Schedule
01/19/2021 View External Link  Student Assessment Update January 19, 2021
01/13/2021 View External Link  STEM Newsletter: January 2021
01/11/2021 View External Link  Commissioner's Weekly Update 1 11 21 - COVID-19 Pooled Testing, Assessment & Accountability Update, January FAQs
01/11/2021 View HTML Page  WBMS Training for Districts Undergoing SY20-21 TFM Reviews
01/08/2021 View External Link  Baker-Polito Administration Announces Pooled Testing Initiative for Massachusetts Schools, Districts
01/08/2021 View External Link  Student Assessment Update January 8, 2021
01/08/2021 View HTML Page  FY22 FC647 Supporting Additonal Learning Time TA/Q&A Sessions
01/07/2021 View HTML Page  EL Assessment Update: Testing Guidelines and Important Reminders (Updated)
01/07/2021 Download Word Document  Application for FY2021 Public School Military Mitigation Funds
01/06/2021 View HTML Page  Update on MCAS Testing and Initial High School Testing Schedule for School Year 2020–2021 (Jan. 5, 2021)
01/06/2021 View HTML Page  GROUP B - Tiered Focused Monitoring for the 2021-2022 Review Cohort
01/06/2021 View HTML Page  GROUP A - Tiered Focused Monitoring for the 2021-2022 Review Cohort
01/05/2021 View External Link  Student Assessment Update January 5, 2021
01/04/2021 View External Link  Commissioner's Weekly Update 1 4 21 - High School Senior Internship Education Project, Draft World Languages Framework, Family-School Partnership Initiative
2020
12/24/2020 View HTML Page  Critical Shortage Waiver — 2020 Update
12/23/2020 View External Link  Teachers' Top 3 for December 2020: World Languages Framework, STEAM Education, Equity & Instruction Blog
12/21/2020 View External Link  Commissioner's Weekly Update 12 21 20 - Board Recap, Student Learning Time, Updated Quarantine Guidance
12/21/2020 Download Word Document  FY2021 Grants Management December Update
12/21/2020 View HTML Page  Action Required for Applicants Missing FY2021 Required Documentation
12/18/2020 View HTML Page  Information Session for Revised Massachusetts World Languages Curriculum Framework
12/18/2020 View HTML Page  Preliminary FY2021 Charter School Tuition and Enrollment
12/18/2020 View External Link  Student Assessment Update December 17, 2020
12/17/2020 View HTML Page  Tiered Focused Monitoring-ELE Orientation Webinar
12/16/2020 Download Word Document  Career and Technical Education and Postsecondary Student Outcomes in Massachusetts: Career Clusters and Student Groups, Teacher Licensure, and Student Entry (October 2020)
12/15/2020 View HTML Page  Notice of Public Comment for the Proposed Permanent Amendments to the Student Learning Time Regulations, 603 CMR 27.00, Adopted as Emergency Regulations on 12/15/2020
12/14/2020 View External Link  Commissioner's Weekly Update 12 14 20 - Board to Meet, MassWIN RFP Posted, Update to CVTE Co-ops and Internships
12/14/2020 View External Link  Student Assessment Update December 10, 2020
12/11/2020 View HTML Page  EL Assessment Update: Preparing for Testing
12/11/2020 View HTML Page  Massachusetts Work Immersion Network RFP Posted
12/11/2020 View HTML Page  FY21 Meal Pattern, menu planning, and meal service: Children
12/09/2020 View External Link  Student Assessment Update: December 7, 2020
12/09/2020 View HTML Page  CAP/CIMP Orientation Webinar for ELE
12/07/2020 View External Link  Commissioner's Weekly Update 12 7 20 - Updated MCAS and ACCESS Schedules, Mask Distribution, BinaxNOW Tests
12/07/2020 Download Word Document  Winter/Early Spring 2021 Statewide Testing Schedule and Administration Deadlines — Updated January and ACCESS dates 12/7/2020
12/04/2020 View HTML Page  FY2022 Charter School Pre-Enrollment Estimate Due December 7, 2020
12/03/2020 View External Link  STEM Newsletter: December 2020
12/03/2020 View HTML Page  The Seal of Biliteracy in Higher Education
12/02/2020 View HTML Page  Safe Schools Program for LGBTQ Students
11/30/2020 View External Link  Commissioner's Weekly Update 11 30 20 - Board Recap, Mass Work Immersion Network, Dyslexia PD
11/30/2020 View HTML Page  Updated MTEL Revisions and Timeline and the Foundations of Reading Test
11/30/2020 View HTML Page  Introducing MassWIN: the Massachusetts Work Immersion Network
11/30/2020 View HTML Page  Massachusetts Work Immersion Network (MassWIN) Overview
11/25/2020 View External Link  Student Assessment Update: November 24, 2020
11/24/2020 Download Word Document  FY2021 Grants Management November Update
11/24/2020 View HTML Page  Seal of Biliteracy 102 Webinar
11/23/2020 View External Link  Commissioner's Weekly Update 11 23 20 - Board to Meet, Risk Reduction Strategies, Updated Quarantine Guidance
11/23/2020 View HTML Page  January 2021 MCAS Special Administration Resources
11/20/2020 View External Link  Teachers' Top 3 for November 2020: InSPIRED Affinity Network, Prof'l Learning through Kaleidoscope, Good Question!
11/17/2020 Download Word Document  Student Assessment Update: November 13, 2020
11/16/2020 View External Link  Commissioner's Weekly Update 11 16 20 - Serving ELs with Disabilities, LearnLaunch Workshops, Prof'l Learning through Kaleidoscope
11/16/2020 View HTML Page  FC274 IDEA Federal Targeted Special Education Program Improvement Grant Posted
11/09/2020 View External Link  Commissioner's Weekly Update 11 9 20 - Updated Guidance on Health Metrics, Reminder on Mask Guidance, Early Learning PD for Principals
11/09/2020 View HTML Page  FC298 Early Childhood Targeted Special Education Program Improvement and Safety Grant Posted
11/09/2020 View External Link  STEM Newsletter: November 2020
11/09/2020 View HTML Page  EL Assessment Update: Test Preparation Information
11/08/2020 View HTML Page  Bilingual Education (BE) February Network Meeting
11/06/2020 View HTML Page  Bilingual Education (BE) Network
11/05/2020 View HTML Page  Bilingual Education (BE) Network
11/05/2020 Download PDF Document  Register for November teacher share-a-thon on Feedback Strategies
11/04/2020 View HTML Page  EL Leadership Network: June 10
11/04/2020 View HTML Page  EL Leadership Network:May 4
11/03/2020 View HTML Page  EL Leadership Network: Strategies for EL success SY20-21
11/03/2020 View HTML Page  EL Leadership Network: Equity during COVID-19
11/02/2020 View External Link  Commissioner's Weekly Update 11 2 20 - New FAQs, COVID-19 Risk Reduction Strategies, Free Hotspot Opportunity
11/02/2020 View External Link  Teachers' Top 3 for October 2020: MA Teacher of the Year, November Share-a-Thon, Help Implementing Civics Projects
10/28/2020 View HTML Page  Edwin Attendance and Suspension Monitoring Report
10/27/2020 Download Word Document  Student Assessment Update: October 27, 2020
10/26/2020 View External Link  Commissioner's Weekly Update 10 26 20 - Board Recap, Mass. Teacher of the Year, LearnLaunch Workshops
10/22/2020 View HTML Page  Vocational Technical Education Advisory Council
10/21/2020 View External Link  Opportunity for High School Science Teachers with Science+C Pathway
10/20/2020 Download Word Document  FY2021 Grants Management October Update
10/20/2020 View External Link  PRESS RELEASE Commissioner Announces 2021 Massachusetts Teacher of the Year
10/19/2020 View External Link  Commissioner's Weekly Update 10 19 20 - Board to Meet, Reporting Requirement, Snow Days
10/16/2020 Download Excel Document  2020 ACCESS for ELLs Results by District
10/16/2020 Download Excel Document  2020 ACCESS for ELLs Results by School
10/16/2020 View HTML Page  MCAS Performance Appeals is Online!
10/15/2020 View HTML Page  CVTE Waitlist Data Collection Webinar 
10/15/2020 Download Excel Document  FY2021 Initial Circuit Breaker Reimbursement Listing
10/15/2020 View HTML Page  New Design for Hardcopy of Educator License
10/14/2020 View HTML Page  EL Assessment Update: Back to School
10/14/2020 View HTML Page  Bilingual Education Webinar
10/14/2020 Download Word Document  Student Assessment Update: October 9, 2020
10/14/2020 View HTML Page  Introduction to OLA in 20-21 & PLNs
10/13/2020 View External Link  Commissioner's Weekly Update 10 13 20 - More Reopening FAQs, Update on Wind Instruments, Free School Meals
10/09/2020 View External Link  Take the DPH Survey on COVID-19's Impact (offered in 8 languages) — for ages 14 and older
10/09/2020 View HTML Page  Bilingual Education MTEL Now Available
10/09/2020 View HTML Page  Notice 2: 10/8/2020 MTEL Revisions and Timeline
10/09/2020 View HTML Page  10/8/2020 Online Proctoring for a Subset of the MTELs
10/09/2020 View HTML Page  Chapter 74 CVTE Emergency Admissions Guidance
10/08/2020 View HTML Page  Public Announcement on the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
10/06/2020 View HTML Page  The Safety Stop - Topic - Hearing Conservation
10/05/2020 View External Link  Commissioner's Weekly Update 10 5 20 - Board Recap, Youth Mental Health First Aid, MTEL Item Reviewers Needed
10/05/2020 View External Link  STEM Newsletter: October 2020
09/30/2020 View HTML Page  Reconsideration of Graduate Level Credit: 12 Credit Option
09/30/2020 View External Link  Teachers' Top 3 for September 2020: COVID-19 Updates, Instructional Resources, and Mini-Units on COVID-19 and Health Equity
09/28/2020 View External Link  Commissioner's Weekly Update 9 28 20 - Board to Meet, Blue Ribbon Schools, Remote Learning Tech Updates
09/28/2020 View HTML Page  TFM 2019-20 OLA Reviews Orientation Webinar
09/23/2020 View HTML Page  World Languages Leadership Third Thursday Networking Meeting - November, 2020
09/23/2020 View HTML Page  Notice of Public Comment for the Amendments to 603 CMR 7.00, Educator License and Preparation Program Approval Regulations- adopted as Emergency Regulations on 9/3/2020
09/22/2020 Download Word Document  FY2021 Grants Management September Update
09/22/2020 View HTML Page  Seal of Biliteracy 101 Webinar
09/22/2020 View HTML Page  World Languages Leadership Networking Meetings 2020-2021
09/21/2020 View External Link  Commissioner's Weekly Update 9 21 20 - COVID-19 Reporting, Fall Reopening FAQs, Letter to Families of Students with Disabilities
09/17/2020 View HTML Page  Seamless Summer Option 101
09/14/2020 View External Link  Commissioner's Weekly Update 9 14 20 - Mobile Rapid Response Unit, Updates to COVID-19 Protocols, Transporting Private School Students
09/14/2020 View HTML Page  Projected FY2021 Charter School Tuition and Enrollment
09/11/2020 View HTML Page  CVTE Data – Using new Perkins Reports – part 2
09/11/2020 View HTML Page  CVTE Data – Data Collection
09/11/2020 View HTML Page  CVTE Data – Using new Perkins Reports – part 1
09/10/2020 View HTML Page  Tele-Assessment Webinar
09/09/2020 View HTML Page  Additional Flexibility for Educator Licensure and Staffing for the 2020-21 School Year
09/09/2020 View HTML Page  2020 Charter Amendment Requests Pending Board Action
09/09/2020 View HTML Page  2020 Applications for Renewal of Charters
09/08/2020 View External Link  Commissioner's Weekly Update 9 8 20 - Info for School Health Offices, Back-to-School Resources, Enrolling New Students
09/08/2020 Download PowerPoint File  Changes in Restraint Report (7/1/2020)
09/04/2020 View External Link  STEM Newsletter: September 2020
09/03/2020 View HTML Page  Fall 2020 Supporting Operations Series
09/03/2020 View External Link  DESE Launches Public Awareness Campaign as Students Head Back to School
09/01/2020 View HTML Page  Extended time for MTEL candidates for whom English is not their primary language
08/31/2020 View External Link  Commissioner's Weekly Update: Remote Learning Info, Summer Meals Extended, Updated CVTE Guidance
08/27/2020 View HTML Page  Innovation Pathways Data Reporting - 2020-2021
08/27/2020 View HTML Page  Innovation Pathways Deadlines and Office Hours
08/24/2020 View External Link  Commissioner's Weekly Update: COVID-19 Updates, PD Offerings, Preparing for the First 6 Weeks of School
08/24/2020 View HTML Page  Chapter 74 New Program Safety & Health Plan Webinar
08/24/2020 View HTML Page  Chapter 74 New Program Concluding (Part B) Application Webinar
08/24/2020 View HTML Page  Chapter 74 New Program Data Use Webinar
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08/21/2020 View HTML Page  Statewide Legal Holidays; Accommodation for Religious Observances
08/21/2020 Download Word Document  Center for Instructional Support Professional Development Offerings for Late Summer/Early Fall 2020
08/20/2020 View External Link  Baker-Polito Administration Awards Nearly $33 Million in Remote Learning Technology Grants
08/20/2020 View External Link  Baker-Polito Administration Announces Testing Initiatives to Help Schools
08/20/2020 Download Word Document  FY2021 Grants Management August Update
08/17/2020 View External Link  Commissioner's Weekly Update: Compensatory Services, ELE Webinars, Remote Learning Support
08/17/2020 View HTML Page  Advisory on FY2021 Regional School District Budgets
08/12/2020 View HTML Page  Strong Start: Early Literacy Screening Assessment
08/12/2020 View HTML Page  2020 Fall Professional Development Provider (PD) Registry Application
08/11/2020 Download Word Document  Opportunity: Civics Project Fellows (closing 8/26)
08/11/2020 Download Word Document  Opportunity: Civics Literacy Conference- Land Acknowledgement Resources Advisors (opportunity closing 8/17)
08/11/2020 View HTML Page  Online ELPAC training for districts and parents
08/11/2020 View HTML Page  EWIS and Data Usage Sessions
08/10/2020 View External Link  Commissioners Weekly Update: Reopening Plans due Aug 14, Noteworthy Practices from Preliminary Plans, Remote Learning Partner Survey
08/10/2020 View HTML Page  Advisory on FY2021 Regional School District Budgets
08/07/2020 View HTML Page  Guidance for English Learners with Disabilities Webinar
08/07/2020 View HTML Page  ELE Programming Resources for SY21 Webinar
08/05/2020 Download Word Document  Lab Safety Guidance for Fall 2020
08/04/2020 View HTML Page  English Learner Identification Webinar
08/03/2020 View External Link  Commissioner's Weekly Update: Additional Reopening Guidance, History Teacher of the Year, LearnLaunch Partnership
08/03/2020 View HTML Page  Innovation Pathways Data Reporting and Performance Metrics 101
07/31/2020 View HTML Page  FY2021 Administrative Update on Chapter 70 Aid and Net School Spending Requirements
07/30/2020 View HTML Page  OSEP Webinar: Highlighting Resources and Practices to Support Back to School and Continuity of Learning During COVID-19 for Children with Disabilities
07/29/2020 Download Word Document  Student Assessment Update: Special Edition July 28, 2020

 
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