To highlight our commitment to transparency in government, the Executive Office of Education has launched several new web based tools for outreach, education and information. These tools are not intended to replace the channels currently in place for press and constituent communication. Press inquiries should be directed to the Executive Office of Education (EDU) at 617-979-8340, and questions or complaints regarding agency services should be directed to Executive Office of Education (EDU) at 617-979-8340. Rather, these tools are meant to augment our ability to educate, empower, and inform the residents of Massachusetts.

Please note, that Records Retention Law of the Commonwealth requires the Executive Office of Education to preserve records created or received by a state employee. Pursuant to this retention requirement comments posted or messages received via an official state agency page on a third-party web-site (such as an official agency profile on a social network) will be treated as state governmental records and may be permanently archived. Information that you submit voluntarily through social media sites associated with this agency where such information is publicly available, including your name, city or town, and the substance of anything that you post may be disseminated further by being posted online at this website or be publicly discussed by a member of the administration.

RSS Feeds

While you can always check the EDU portal for regular updates, it's often easier to have information come to you. RSS lets you do just that. When you subscribe to an RSS feed, updates come to you as we post them.

Mass.Gov and many agencies offer RSS feeds for News and Updates and Press Releases.

If you're unfamiliar with RSS Feeds and how to use them, please check out What is RSS?

Twitter

Twitter is a free social networking site that allows users to send and read other users' updates of up to 140 characters in length. While people use Twitter in many different ways for both personal and professional reasons, we are using Twitter at the Massachusetts Executive Office of Education as another way to keep citizens informed about what we're doing and as another way to get feedback.

You can follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MassEducation.

Please note:

  • We follow people back who follow us. You may send us a direct message indicating you do not wish to be followed and we'll be happy to comply.
  • The account is maintained and monitored by members of the Executive Office of Education (EOE) along with Secretary Paul Reville (his tweets will usually end with: PR).
  • We try to respond to questions on Twitter as much as possible. However, if you have a question, concern or comment, you may still wish to contact our office or another education agency such as: the Department of Early Education and Care; the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; or the Department of Higher Education (especially if what you have to say requires more than 140 characters!).
  • While Secretary Reville does tweet directly and he and his staff watch and update Twitter as much as possible, please recognize that we also monitor and maintain many other channels of feedback, outreach, and engagement, both in-person and online.
  • This is the Official Twitter Account for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Education and, as such, cannot and will not be used to reply to political campaign-related questions or engage in dialogue or issues with a candidate. While it's not always easy to tell who exactly is on the other end of a tweet, we will do our best to adhere to this policy.
  • Unless you protect your updates, messages you post on Twitter are public. Because not everyone knows that we are on Twitter, we occasionally search for 'tweets' that talk about EOE services but don't reference our account, "@MassEducation". We perform this search and outreach so that we can let as many people as possible know that we're listening and engaging.

Also please note:

  • This micro-blog is hosted by Twitter and is governed by Twitter's separate website policies, including its Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. These policies apply to your use of Twitter. For questions, please contact us.
  • The Massachusetts Records Retention Law requires the Executive Office of Education to preserve records created or received by a state employee. Pursuant to this retention requirement, comments posted or messages received via an official state agency page on a third-party web-site (such as an official agency profile on a micro-blog such as Twitter) will be treated as state governmental records and may be permanently archived. Information that you submit voluntarily through social media sites associated with this agency where such information is publicly available, including your name, city or town, and the substance of anything that you post may be disseminated further by being posted online at this website or be publicly discussed by a member of the administration.