• Posts Tagged ‘Education’

    Grad Students Organize to Prevent Near-Impoverishment under GOP Tax Plan

    by  • December 7, 2017 • Calls to Action, Legislation, News

    Graduate students seem to be unfairly hit by the GOP tax plan and have organized to block passage.

    Graduate students pay for their education by teaching, doing research, and performing routine administrative tasks in return for waived tuition and a meager stipend. Under the proposed GOP tax bill, graduate student tuition waivers will be counted as...

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    Public Comment on State Education Plan Open Until March 9th

    by  • February 27, 2017 • Calls to Action, Policy

    Earlier this month, the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) released its Massachusetts Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) State Plan detailing what determines a successful school in the Commonwealth.

    Arts education accessibility and participation for grades K-12 is included as a foundational element of every child’s curriculum. The artists community appreciates the hard...

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    An End of Year Message by MCC Director, Anita Walker

    by  • December 22, 2016 • News

    On behalf of Anita Walker, Massachusetts Cultural Council Director:

    MCC newsletter header

    Be not afeared, the isle is full of noises.  

    The Tempest
    William Shakespeare

    We are a sanctuary for hope. An incubator for social justice. The stewards of our collective memory. The scientific rigor that explains our world,...

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    Important ESSA Law Action Needed

    by  • November 22, 2016 • Legislation, News

    News from Arts|Learning:

    arts learning logoAs many readers know, congress passed the “Every Student Succeeds Act” last December. As a consequence, every state in the USA must revise its Accountability and Assistance Plan by this coming spring....

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