I’ve recently heard from a number of people with concerns about the health education bill, House 3434. I do support the bill, and I am, in fact, a cosponsor. Actually, the bill adds only a very limited reporting mandate for school districts; it does not mandate any curriculum.
Mary Cummings, a teacher in Arlington, has started an education policy blog from the perspective of the trenches. It’s a welcome contribution.
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The Massachusetts 2020 foundation released a report today showing that a group of schools experimenting with longer learning days had dramatically improved their MCAS scores.
The attached letter doesn’t specify a particular date or give any particular
feedback on any of the projects, but it does provide an explanation of the
process in some detail.
Patricia Haddad, the House Chair of the Joint Committee on Education spoke to a crowd of over 75 at the Wellington School last Thursday night. She offered a broad and informed perspective on the challenges of educating children today.