Last week I had an opportunity to see examples of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) instruction and learning from preschool through higher education. My visit to the Cape was enlightening; seeing STEM instruction being used with the districts youngest learners and continued all the …Continue Reading The Importance of STEM – Birth through Higher Education
Education in Action Over the course of the past year, I have made weekly visits to schools to see first-hand the great work teachers and administrators are doing to make certain that all students have high-quality learning opportunities so that they are poised for a …Continue Reading Education in action
The Earlier, the better When the MCAS scores were released last month, there was much to celebrate. Massachusetts’ tenth grades did well. Math, English Language Arts and Sciences scores rose. But there was also worrying news: 3rd graders’ reading proficiency is getting worse and persistent …Continue Reading Early Literacy Priorities
Dear Colleagues, Students across the Commonwealth are going to school every day to learn from their teachers and each other – to better themselves, create opportunities for themselves, and to put themselves on a path for a successful future. In my weekly visits to schools, …Continue Reading Welcome to the Executive Office of Education’s Blog!
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