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Wicked Local
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
The state’s 22-year-old school funding formula understates the true cost of public education by more than $1 billion annually, according to a group of lawmakers and education experts who unveiled a new plan Nov. 2. “We’ve been seeing increasing w...
The Boston Globe
Monday, November 2, 2015
A bipartisan commission of lawmakers and educators recommended hundreds of millions of dollars in new spending on the state’s K-12 education system Monday, unveiling one of the most ambitious school finance blueprints in a generation.
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MassLive
Monday, November 2, 2015
BOSTON-The budget used to establish the cost of educating a child in Massachusetts is out of date and does not accurately reflect the costs of health care and of special education, according to a report released Monday by a state commission charged with r...
MassLive
Monday, November 2, 2015
BOSTON-Massachusetts Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Mitchell Chester said Monday that he supports calls for the state to spend more money on school health care costs and special education. Chester noted that the costs to provide tho...
State House News Service
Monday, November 2, 2015
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, NOV. 2, 2015.....Within hours of the release of a report calling for significant updates to the state's education finance formulas, political leaders suggested that both revising the formula and finding resources to support funding in...
State House News Service
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, OCT. 14, 2015....Supporters of a series of criminal justice reforms under consideration by the Legislature estimate that certain changes could save $118 million in corrections costs annually, money that some lawmakers hope would be re...
The Boston Globe
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
State governments across the country are finally waking up to the enormous financial and human cost of mass incarceration. In recent years, at least 27 states have rolled back mandatory-minimum laws and other “tough-on-crime” legislation that has turn...
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Telemundo Boston
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Líderes educativos de distintas partes en Massachussets se presentaron en la casa estatal para presentar una nueva ley que beneficiaría a aquellos que tienen hijos menores de 5 años. Esto es debido a que muchos niños no tienen acceso a la educació...
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State House News Service
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
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Sentinel & Enterprise
Monday, November 3, 2014
THE HOUSE AND SENATE: There were no roll-call votes in the House or Senate last week. This week, Beacon Hill Roll Call reports the percentage of times local senators voted with their party's leadership in 2013 and 2014. The votes of the chamber's fo...
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