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
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