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Massachusetts Senate Passes Bill to Expand Language Opportunities for Students

On Thursday the Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed legislation that updates the existing statute relative to English language education in public schools to encompass the latest and best practices serving English Language Learners (ELLs) and to recognize the value of bilingualism as a skill essential to improving career and college readiness and competiveness in the global economy. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Chang-Díaz Pushes for Justice Reinvestment and Comprehensive Reform

Advocates, experts, legislators and community leaders converged at the State House on Monday to testify in favor of a comprehensive criminal justice reform bill that would repeal mandatory minimum drug sentences, reduce certain non-violent felonies to misdemeanors, would further reform the CORI system to promote successful re-entry and more. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Chang-Diaz Proposes Bill to Update ‘Frayed’ Education Funding Formula

Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz, D-Jamaica Plain, represents the Second Suffolk seat.

State Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz (D-Jamaica Plain) on Monday introduced a bill that would update a 20-plus-year-old formula for funding public education in Massachusetts, in light of a recent bipartisan commission’s evaluation that today’s formula underestimates state education costs by $1 billion to $2 billion a year. (more…) Continue Reading →

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