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Healey-Driscoll Administration Celebrates Transformative Child Care Financial Assistance Rate Changes in Western Mass  

2/15/2024 Governor Maura Healey and Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll

Western Mass child care providers receiving 34% rate increase for infant care, 14% for toddler care and 13% for preschool care

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Healey Driscoll Administration Celebrates Literacy Launch Initiative  

2/05/2024 Governor Maura Healey and Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll

Literacy Launch Will Expand Access to Evidence-Based Literacy Learning Through Professional Development and High-Quality Materials

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Takes New Action to Support Resolution of Newton Teachers’ Strike  

2/01/2024 Governor Maura Healey and Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll

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The Healey-Driscoll Administration Appoints New Labor Member to Board of Elementary and Secondary Education 

1/23/2024 Executive Office of Education

Dálida Rocha is Governor Healey’s Second Appointment to Education Board

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Delivers $13 Million to Expand Access to Pre-K 

1/22/2024 Department of Early Education and Care

Expansion of CPPI funded by Fair Share Amendment; Additional $5 Million Available for New School Districts to Apply

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Governor Healey Announces Universal, High-Quality Pre-K Access for Gateway Cities  

1/16/2024 Governor Maura Healey and Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll

“Gateway to Pre-K" agenda will also increase child care financial assistance to thousands of families and sustain historic C3 funding for providers

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New Department of Early Education Data Shows Massachusetts Child Care System Has Rebounded, Now Exceeds Pre-Pandemic Capacity 

1/11/2024 Department of Early Education and Care

Governor Healey’s Hallmark Budget Proposal to Continue C3 Grants Contributed to 7% Increase in Child Care Programs, Adding More Than 10,600 Child Care Slots Across the State

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Massachusetts to Boost Reimbursement Rates for Child Care Providers  

1/10/2024 Governor Maura Healey and Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll

Board of Early Education Approves Healey-Driscoll Administration’s Transformative Proposal, 6th State in the Nation Federally Approved to Use Cost of Care Data

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Advances Tuition Equity with Release of State Financial Aid Form  

1/09/2024 Governor Maura Healey and Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll

The Massachusetts Application for State Financial Aid (MASFA) allows undocumented students to apply for state need-based financial aid for the first time

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Announces $850,000 Investment in Early Literacy for Preschoolers 

12/20/2023 Department of Early Education and Care

In Malden, Administration highlights early literacy focus in universal pre-k classrooms

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Proposes Transformative New Rates for Child Care Providers 

12/13/2023 Department of Early Education and Care

Rates recognize rising costs and provide greater regional equity; Under the proposal, Massachusetts would be one of the first states to use cost of care when setting rates

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New Department of Higher Education Data Shows First Boost to Massachusetts Undergraduate Enrollment in Nearly a Decade 

12/12/2023 Executive Office of Education

Statewide Enrollment Bump Fueled by Substantial Headcount Increases at All 15 Massachusetts Community Colleges Following Implementation of MassReconnect

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Announces Initiative by Cradles to Crayons, Horizons for Homeless Children, and Neighborhood Villages to Provide Families Receiving Emergency Assistance with Winter Essentials 

11/29/2023 Executive Office of Education

An Estimated 10,000 Children 12 and Under Will Receive Coats, Hats, Gloves and Educational Materials in Shelters Across the State

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Launches New Statewide Initiatives to Combat and Prevent Hate Crimes  

11/20/2023 Governor Maura Healey and Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll

Newly Created Massachusetts State Police Unit to Strengthen Statewide Hate Crime Response, Support Victims, and Enhance Community Resiliency