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Five Issues to Watch in Massachusetts Education

Massachusetts has always been on the forefront when it comes to education, be it progress, reform or innovation.

This academic year, students, teachers, families and legislators will be no less subject to dealing with changes and proposals on education on multiple fronts as communities continue to demand for their students, a high-quality, 21st-century education that’s accessible, affordable, equitable, and most importantly meaningful for student success and the economic health and well-being.

The commonwealth, in its new accountability plan under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, includes some in-depth focus on “two areas where state performance has been stagnant — early grades literacy and middle grades mathematics — to ensure our students are well prepared with strong literacy and mathematics skills.”