Friday, November 16, 2012

A few notes from the Commissioner

I just pulled these off of the weekly Commissioner's update*

  • The state Board of Ed is meeting on November 26 and 27. On the 26 in Malden, the Board will focus on Level 4 schools. On November 27, the Board will meet in Lawrence, to "hear a presentation from Lawrence Public Schools Receiver Jeff Riley on the turnaround effort that he is leading. The Board will discuss its budget priorities and will vote on its state education budget proposal for FY2014. The Board will also take an initial vote on proposed amendments to the regulations on innovation schools, vote on a charter amendment for the Match Charter Public School, and hear a report on the Gloucester Community Arts Charter School."
  • DESE is holding eight hearings across the state on the proposed new charter schools. The schedule is posted here
  • Commissioner Chester begins this week his term as president of the Council of Chief State Schools Officers. 
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