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Department of Higher Education Data Shows MassReconnect Program Drove 45% Enrollment Increase in New Students Aged 25 and Older  

7/09/2024 Governor Maura Healey and Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll

The program inspired thousands of new students and brought affordability across demographics

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Holding Regional Child Care Listening Sessions 

7/02/2024 Executive Office of Education

Input will help develop state’s whole-of-government approach to affordable child care

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Highlights First Year Successes of State-funded Universal Free School Meals  

7/01/2024 Governor Maura Healey and Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll

21 million more meals served; thousands more students participating, many eating locally sourced food

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Launches Family Child Care Capital Grant Program  

6/28/2024 Governor Maura Healey and Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll

$2.5 million in funding now available for renovations

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Swears in Members of Early Education and Care Board 

6/12/2024 Department of Early Education and Care

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Awards Nearly $15 Million in Skills Capital Grants 

6/11/2024 Executive Office of Education

Funds will support 65 high schools, colleges, and educational institutions in upgrading technology and lab spaces, expanding career programs for young people and adults

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Awards $1.2 Million for Early Literacy Materials and Professional Development  

6/05/2024 Governor Maura Healey and Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll

Funds will help schools adopt and implement high quality   instructional materials to support early literacy

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Launches New Massachusetts Summer Child Nutrition Program  

6/04/2024 Governor Maura Healey and Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll

Federal program will bring $70 million to Massachusetts, ensuring 600,000 students and their families have access to food during summer months

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Awards $1.3 Million to Advance Equity in Higher Education 

5/28/2024 Executive Office of Education

Projects include increasing Latino student enrollment, enhancing professional development opportunities, and promoting internships

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Expands Universal Pre-K Access in Eight Additional School Districts  

5/28/2024 Governor Maura Healey and Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll

Expansion invests $1.7 million, adding 259 pre-k seats for children in Gateway Cities and rural communities Expansion invests $1.7 million, adding 259 pre-k seats for children in Gateway Cities and rural communities

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Announces Early Childhood Educators Scholarship Now Open 

5/23/2024 Department of Early Education and Care

New application expands eligible degrees and includes residential program staff for first time

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Announces $195,000 in Grants During Computer Science Workforce STEM Summit 

5/16/2024 Executive Office of Education

Grants awarded to five organizations to provide STEM opportunities to students in the fall

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Honors Massachusetts Educators at Annual Celebration 

5/10/2024 Department of Elementary and Secondary Education