Hi Representative Brownsberger, With all of the news coverage on bullying, and calls for new legislation, I’d like to put my 2 cents out there. I see a lot of angry people calling for the heads of school officials and teachers who supposedly allowed the bullying to go on under their noses. In several instances […]
Hi Will, I haven’t read the entire anti-bullying bill yet but am looking for consequences that will be put into effect for the bullies and their parents. If parents and bullies do not experience serious consequences, bullying will continue no matter how much punishment is dealt to teachers. Mary Cummings
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.