Race to the Top Coalition Files New Legislation
The Coalition is pleased to announce that An Act to Further Narrow the Achievement Gap has been filed in both the House and the Senate. These bills are very similar to the bills that the Coalition filed two years ago.
With a new legislative session, a new Governor and a new Senate President, we are excited and optimistic about the prospects of a renewed conversation about education reform, one where the Coalition’s goal of closing the achievement gap in Massachusetts and improving outcomes for every student in the Commonwealth’s public schools is once again an important part of the agenda on Beacon Hill.
New Report! Boston Municipal Research Bureau report on “The True Cost of Boston’s Charter Schools.”
Closing the Achievement Gap in Massachusetts
The Race to the Top Coalition is a diverse group of business, community, civic and education leaders dedicated to closing the achievement gap in Massachusetts and improving outcomes for every student in the Commonwealth’s public schools.
The original coalition, convened in 2009, played a key role in passing An Act Relevant to the Achievement Gap, signed into law by Governor Deval Patrick in 2010—and was central to winning $250 million in Race to the Top stimulus funds from the federal government, placing first among all states in the country.
Today, the Coalition is focused on passing An Act to Further Narrow the Achievement Gap, which will eliminate the current cap on public charter schools, intervene in many more underperforming schools and promote other crucial innovations that will help to close the achievement gap in Massachusetts.
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