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Governor Patrick with students at Stoneham High School. (Matt Bennett/Governor’s Office)

There’s been a lot of activity on the education front lately, with the Governor and Lt. Governor’s team focused on implementing last year’s Education Reform bill and making sure that a great school is within reach of every child. Here’s a quick rundown of recent developments.

On Friday, May 20th, Governor Patrick visited the newly established Woodland Academy Innovation School in Worcester, one of five new Innovation Schools that will begin operating in September. Innovation schools give educators the opportunity to create schools with more independence and flexibility while keeping school funding within districts. They are an important part of last year’s Education Reform law and the Governor has been working hard to encourage more communities to embrace Innovation Schools.

Early in May, Education Secretary Paul Reville announced 16 new schools that have been awarded charters – the highest number of charters ever granted in a single year. After lifting the charter school cap with last year’s Education Reform Law, schools with innovative, student-centric education models have been launched in communities across the Commonwealth, giving students more options and pathways to success.

The Governor also recently celebrated 29 Who Shine, recognizing 29 outstanding Class of 2011 students from each of the state’s 29 public university campuses. Working with leaders at the University of Massachusetts, Governor Patrick is committed to supporting and strengthening our public higher education system.

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