7/7/20 "Early childhood education and care professionals say coronavirus reveals need for more public funding, systemic overhauls" - MassLive
12/2/19 "The new Massachusetts 'grand bargain' in public education" - Commonwealth Magazine
10/15/19 "Education funding: The House must repair the Senate's damage" - Boston Globe
9/29/19 "Renewing Our Commitment to Public Education" - Commonwealth Magazine
6/25/19 "'We're Getting Close,' Lawmakers Vow on Education Funding Revamp" - Boston Globe
6/11/19 "Keller @ Large: Lawmakers Near Agreement on Education Funding, But Not Without Backlash" - CBS News
4/19/19 "State Legislative Education Co-Chairs Hear Appeal for Holyoke Middle Schools Plan" - MassLive
4/12/19 "Government Leaders Meet with Wellesley High School Students" - The Wellesley Townsman
4/9/19 "Mass. Lawmakers Support Range of Bills to Aid Women, Children" - Milford Daily News
4/8/19 "Local Legislators Outline Requests for Improving Worcester/Framingham Commuter Rail Service" - MetroWest Daily News
11/8/18 Governor Baker Signs Bill to Promote Civics Education for Students
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker today, November 8, signed S2631, An Act to promote and enhance civics engagement. . . more
6/8/18 In Boston, We'll Decode Your DNA, But Transit is Hopeless?
IN GREATER BOSTON, sequencing and editing human DNA is easy. But getting you to work on time? Forget it. Unless Massachusetts can use CRISPR to take the pessimism and parochialism out of its politics, a commute to red-hot Kendall Square from Allston-Brighton and points westward will remain a mighty struggle. . . more
3/20/18 Massachusetts Lawmakers Propose Expanding Civics Education
Massachusetts lawmakers released a bill Tuesday that would revamp the state's civics education curriculum.
Although the bill has been in the works for years, it was released by leaders in the Senate and House soon after a day of action in which students, spurred by a recent school shooting, protested around the country and in Massachusetts in support of more gun control measures. . . more
3/15/18 Wellesley High School Students Rise Up and Demand Change at Peaceful Demonstration
Wellesley High School students today congregated in the school parking lot for 17 minutes to observe a moment of silence and deliver speeches. The student-run event was put together as a way to honor the 17 who died and the many who were injured last month at the Parkland, Florida school shooting and to demand that politicians and others take action against gun violence. . . more
1/11/18 After the Charter Defeat, What's Next for Urban Education?
It’s a question that hangs in the air following the defeat of the charter-school ballot initiative: Can Massachusetts find a politically plausible way to foster faster improvement in urban education? . . . more
Statement from Representative Peisch (June 2, 2020):
"I appreciated hearing from my colleagues in the Black & Latino Caucus about legislative solutions to combat police brutality, promote justice, and ensure equity for all of our citizens. I pledge to work with the Caucus and all of my colleagues in the Legislature to effectuate long overdue progress for marginalized populations in our Commonwealth."
Statement from Representative Peisch (May 31, 2020):
"I stand in solidarity with those in my district, in the Commonwealth, and across the country who are rising up to demand justice and equality. In the face of tragedy and pain, I remain hopeful as I witness our citizens protest peacefully. While we continue to seek nationwide dialogue and action on these vital issues, it is important to remember that the United States is in the grips of a public health emergency. Please continue to practice social distancing and take the necessary steps to protect yourselves and your loved ones as you exercise your rights of speech and assembly."
League of Women Voters of Weston hosts a coffee hour featuring Alice Peisch and Mike Barrett--February 4, 2017
6/18/15 Celebrating Community Service at the State House
2/5/15 New program lets schools compete for increased funding
A new initiative called “Building on What Works” hopes to be a competitive way to increase funding for public schools. . . more
1/31/15 The Story of Ms. G
Learn more about Ms. G's journey to Massachusetts State Groundhog.
12/10/14 Federal education grant awarded to Massachusetts
Massachusetts is 1 of 13 states to receive a federal grant to boost early education. . . more