On behalf of Governor Baker, welcome to the Executive Office of Education. We are committed to realizing a more rigorous, comprehensive and successful 21st Century education system that expands on our achievements so that we ensure all Massachusetts students are prepared to succeed in the global economy. By investing in research-based strategies, raising standards and accountability, improving assessments, increasing the quality of teaching, promoting innovation, enhancing student supports and rewarding excellence, Governor Baker is ensuring that all Massachusetts students not only remain at the head of the class nationally, but are positioned to successfully compete internationally and to realize the American Dream.