Department and Board of Early Education and Care (EEC)
EEC is responsible for developing and implementing policies related to the operation of early education and out-of-school-time programs in Massachusetts. The mission of the Board of Early Education and Care is to provide the foundation that supports all children in their development as lifelong learners and contributing members of their communities, and also supports families in their essential work as parents and caregivers.
Department and Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE)
ESE is responsible for developing and implementing policies related to the operation and management of K-12 schools and districts in Massachusetts. The mission of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is to strengthen the Commonwealth's public education system so that every student is prepared to succeed in postsecondary education, compete in the global economy, and understand the rights and responsibilities of American citizens, and in so doing, to close all proficiency gaps.
Department and Board of Higher Education (DHE)
DHE is responsible for developing and implementing policies related to the operation of the community colleges and state universities in Massachusetts. The mission of the Board of Higher Education is to ensure that all Massachusetts residents have the opportunity to benefit from a higher education that enriches their lives and advances their contributions to the civic life, economic development, and social progress of the Commonwealth. To that end, the programs and services of Massachusetts higher education must meet standards of quality commensurate with the benefits it promises and must be truly accessible to the people of the Commonwealth in all their diversity.
University of Massachusetts and Board of Trustees (UMass)
UMass includes five campuses – Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell, and Worcester – and the mission of the campuses and Board of Trustees is to provide an affordable and accessible education of high quality and to conduct programs of research and public service that advance knowledge and improve the lives of the people of the Commonwealth, the nation, and the world.