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Getting to the Point on Education Reform in the Commonwealth

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Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate

210 Morrissey Boulevard

Boston, MA 02125

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State and local leaders will discuss the challenges posed by the current state education funding formula and proposals for reform that meet the needs of students and families throughout Massachusetts.

Moderated by Steve Brown, State House Reporter/Anchor for WBUR, the discussion will feature:

  • Colin Jones, Senior Policy Analyst, Mass Budget & Policy Center, @MassBudget
  • State Senator Jason Lewis, 5th Middlesex, Chair, Joint Committee on Education, @SenJasonLewis
  • State Representative Alice Peisch, 14th Norfolk, Chair, Joint Committee on Education, @RepAlicePeisch
  • James Peyser, Secretary of Education, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, @MassEducation
  • Dr. Lorna Rivera, Director, Gaston Institute for Latino Community Development & Public Policy, Associate Professor of Women’s & Gender Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, and Member, Boston Public Schools Committee @GastonInstitute


ABOUT THE EDWARD M. KENNEDY INSTITUTE FOR THE UNITED STATES SENATE

The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate is dedicated to educating the public about the important role of the Senate in our government, encouraging participatory democracy, invigorating civil discourse, and inspiring the next generation of citizens and leaders to engage in the civic life of their communities.

REGISTRATION & SEATING

Registration opens no earlier than 5:30 PM. Registration and doors close 15 minutes after the start of the program. Some seats have obstructed views. If needed, an overflow room will provide guests with a live stream of the program.

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DIRECTIONS & PARKING

Directions are on the Institute’s website. Parking is available in the EMK Institute lot.

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