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Massachusetts NAEP Results Lead Nation for 12th Year 

4/10/2018 Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito

Only state with top results in math and ELA in grades 4 and 8

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces $15 Million in Additional School Funding to Support Hurricane Evacuees from Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands 

4/09/2018 Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito

More than 3,000 students enrolled in Massachusetts K-12 schools after Hurricanes

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Baker-Polito Administration Files Legislation to Enhance Department of Early Education and Care Background Check Process 

3/14/2018 Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito

Bill complies with new federal mandates for crucial funding and provides additional measures for protecting children in state licensed and funded child care programs

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Baker-Polito Administration Files $610 Million Economic Development Legislation 

3/09/2018 Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito

Expanded programming and opportunities for communities to pursue job creation, attract private investment and prepare for long-term success

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Baker-Polito Administration Awards $2.3 Million in Skills Capital Grants to Support High Schools 

2/16/2018 Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito

Administration has awarded more than $38 Million to high schools and colleges in the Commonwealth

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Baker-Polito Administration Awards $1.7 Million to Help More Students Study STEM 

2/14/2018 Executive Office of Education

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Preliminary Designation Status to Early College Programs 

1/23/2018 Executive Office of Education

Some schools awarded planning grants, totaling $80,000

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Baker-Polito Administration Launches Advanced Manufacturing Education Program for Adult Students at Vocational High Schools 

12/14/2017 Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito

Adults taking evening classes at vocational and technical high schools will be eligible for financial aid

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Governor Baker Signs Bipartisan Legislation to Provide Flexibility to School Districts Teaching English Language Learners 

11/22/2017 Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito

An Act relative to Language Opportunity for Our Kids provides school districts ability to tailor programs for English Language Learners

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Baker-Polito Administration Establishes New Commission on Digital Learning 

11/20/2017 Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito

GE, Microsoft, Partners HealthCare, edX.org and higher education institutions announce partnerships to advance online degree obtainment

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces More Reforms to Combat the Opioid and Heroin Epidemic 

11/14/2017 Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito

Comprehensive plan includes combatting addiction, accessing treatment, reducing prescriptions and enhancing prevention

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State Releases 2017 Assessment Results 

10/18/2017 Executive Office of Education

Results Include First Next-Generation MCAS Tests from Spring 2017

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Governor Baker Visits Marlborough High School’s Early College Program 

10/17/2017 Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito

Governor and Lt. Governor visited programs to highlight efforts to expand early college throughout beginning of the school year

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Baker-Polito Administration Awards $9.5 Million in Skills Capital Grants to Support Vocational Equipment and Programs 

10/11/2017 Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito

Skills Capital Grants will help 32 educational institutions improve and expand their career training programs

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Governors Baker, Carney Visit Springfield Empowerment Zone Schools 

10/06/2017 Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito

Gov. John Carney travelled to learn about Springfield’s approach to turning around struggling schools

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