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This report aims to move beyond the public versus charter school debate and provide a positive vision of equitable schools that severes all students through and innovative community schools program.
This report investigates why kids in areas with high poverty and children of color perform worse in school due to toxic stress. Investment is needed to make schools safe improving communities and their services.
This act augments existing foster care placement practices to ensure educational consistency and contiguity of schooling for children enrolled in municipal foster care institutions. This act requires foster care placement professionals to take into account schooling stability when placing children in foster care environments.
Creates a healthy food zone around schools by regulating the location of fast food restaurants and mobile food vendors.
The state's funding support for education, roads, and water infrustructure has been decreasing. Disinvestment leads to community deterioration impacting the quality of education and local infrustructure. This report recommends policy solutions for counter acting these trends.
The state requires schools to use Direct certification to links school enrollment score with TAFDC and SNAP. This program helps protect students' health and provides an effective way to count low-income students. The report lists several problems of this system and possible solutions.
This report states the negative effects of school suspension and expulsion. Then it proposes alternative discipline practices to support positive culture which are better for students
The State budget for college education has been cut, leading to higher tuition fees. This reports various ways to make higher education debt free in the state.
Massachusetts Has Significant Achievement Gaps for Disadvantaged Youth and youth of color in 4th Grade Reading, with policy changes, chapter 70 aid will grow with a large amount.
Students in regional vocational schools are more likely to graduate. Students are allowed to take CTE courses in RVTS for more knowledge. The result shows that RVTS students are more likely to earn more in the future.