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Category Archives: Education

On Gloucester Harbor, Governor Baker announces $39 million in life sciences and STEM grants Posted on Feb 17

On Gloucester Harbor, Governor Baker announces $39 million in life sciences and STEM grants

On the campus of the Gloucester Marine Genomic Institute (GMGI), surrounded by students and some fishy specimens, Governor Charlie Baker reaffirmed that Massachusetts is the most innovative state in the nation, and a global leader in the life sciences. And in order advance that primacy,   …Continue Reading On Gloucester Harbor, Governor Baker announces $39 million in life sciences and STEM grants

Lt. Governor Polito, Congressman Kennedy, Dr. Leiden: Training the next generation in science and technology Posted on Nov 21

Lt. Governor Polito, Congressman Kennedy, Dr. Leiden: Training the next generation in science and technology

Training the next generation in science and technology By Karyn Polito, Joe Kennedy III and Jeffrey Leiden NOVEMBER 21, 2016 in The Boston Globe WHEN GLADY BAEZ came to her Vertex Pharmaceuticals internship as a high school junior, she was uncertain of her future. While   …Continue Reading Lt. Governor Polito, Congressman Kennedy, Dr. Leiden: Training the next generation in science and technology

Lt. Governor Polito promotes STEM internships at annual summit in Worcester Posted on Nov 4

Lt. Governor Polito promotes STEM internships at annual summit in Worcester

  On Tuesday, November 1, Lt. Governor Polito joined STEM leaders, including STEM Council Co-Chair Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III and about 1,400 educators, employers, and policy-makers at the DCU Center. The annual Massachusetts STEM Summit promotes Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education and workforce development from early childhood through   …Continue Reading Lt. Governor Polito promotes STEM internships at annual summit in Worcester

PHOTOS: Governor Baker visits with Springfield, Holyoke students to talk college affordability, dual enrollment Posted on Oct 6

PHOTOS: Governor Baker visits with Springfield, Holyoke students to talk college affordability, dual enrollment

On Tuesday, Governor Charlie Baker headed out west to talk with Springfield High School seniors about college affordability and the Commonwealth Commitment program during the Go Higher! College Assembly. He also joined Education Secretary Jim Peyser, Commissioner Mitchell Chester, Receiver Stephen Zrike, Mayor Alex Morse, and   …Continue Reading PHOTOS: Governor Baker visits with Springfield, Holyoke students to talk college affordability, dual enrollment

Lt. Governor Polito talks campus safety, sexual assault prevention Posted on Oct 3

Lt. Governor Polito talks campus safety, sexual assault prevention

On Wednesday, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito joined Public Safety Secretary Daniel Bennett, Education Secretary Jim Peyser, UMass President Marty Meehan, and Attorney General Maura Healey to talk about and spur action on sexual assaults and “active shooter” situations on campuses across Massachusetts. “I am proud that Massachusetts has   …Continue Reading Lt. Governor Polito talks campus safety, sexual assault prevention

Governor Baker, higher education leaders announce college affordability & completion plan Posted on Apr 21

Governor Baker, higher education leaders announce college affordability & completion plan

On Thursday, April 21, Governor Baker shared the stage on the campus of Middlesex Community College (MCC) with UMass President Marty Meehan, Worcester State President Barry Maloney, and MCC President Dr. James Mabry to announce an innovative college affordability and completion plan to help more students achieve   …Continue Reading Governor Baker, higher education leaders announce college affordability & completion plan

VIDEO: Charter Schools are Not an Experiment Posted on Jan 19

On Tuesday, January 19, Governor Charlie Baker accepted 25,000+ petition signatures from parents, teachers, and students urging the legislature to support lifting the cap on public charter schools in Massachusetts, and to do so in the current legislative session.

Governor Baker: “We Should Celebrate Their Success and Build On It” Posted on Oct 14

Governor Baker: "We Should Celebrate Their Success and Build On It"

Governor Charlie Baker testified on Tuesday, October 13, before the Joint Committee on Education on H.B. 3804, “An Act to Improve and Expand Education Opportunities,” which was filed by the governor last week to add up to 12 new Commonwealth charter schools and/or expansions annually   …Continue Reading Governor Baker: “We Should Celebrate Their Success and Build On It”

Improving and Expanding Educational Opportunity Posted on Oct 9

Improving and Expanding Educational Opportunity

On the steps of one of the state’s most successful charter schools, and joined by students, parents, and teachers, Governor Charlie Baker announced legislation expanding educational opportunity and access to charter schools. The bill adds up to 12 new Commonwealth public charter schools and/or expansions   …Continue Reading Improving and Expanding Educational Opportunity

During Western Massachusetts stops, Governor Baker talks Pre-K and Affordable Housing Posted on Sep 16

During Western Massachusetts stops, Governor Baker talks Pre-K and Affordable Housing

Governor Charlie Baker spent the day in Western Massachusetts on Tuesday, September 15th. He began his day with a visit to Lt. Clayre P. Sullivan School in Holyoke, MA to tour one of the 45 new preschool classrooms that are opening this school year with   …Continue Reading During Western Massachusetts stops, Governor Baker talks Pre-K and Affordable Housing