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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

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.

Tweet Stream: Baker-Polito Administration’s #WMass Cabinet Meeting and Visits Posted on Dec 20

Tweet Stream: Baker-Polito Administration’s #WMass Cabinet Meeting and Visits

Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and cabinet secretaries convened in Springfield on Friday, December 18, for their weekly cabinet meeting, followed by a series of events across Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin, and Berkshire counties showcasing regional initiatives and seeking community input as part of Governor   …Continue Reading Tweet Stream: Baker-Polito Administration’s #WMass Cabinet Meeting and Visits

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

A budget signed, a budget filed, and an MBTA board created Posted on Jul 18

A budget signed, a budget filed, and an MBTA board created

On Friday, July 17, Governor Charlie Baker put pen to paper on his first state budget, signing the $38.117 billion budget into law with Lt. Governor Polito, Secretary Lepore, and Secretary Pollack around him. In a break from previous budget cycles, the FY16 plan holds   …Continue Reading A budget signed, a budget filed, and an MBTA board created

Patrice Charlot – UMass Amherst ’15 Posted on Jun 2

Patrice Charlot – UMass Amherst ’15

Patrice Charlot (Commonwealth Honors College, University of Massachusetts Amherst, ’15, Public Health, Sociology) is a recipient of the Charles D. Baker II Scholarship, and the first of her immediate family to attend college. Her mother, born in Haiti, worked 16 hour days so that her   …Continue Reading Patrice Charlot – UMass Amherst ’15