Category: Education

All Posts

New Federal Spending Makes It Crucial to Add State Funds for Education and Transportation

The federal and state governments act as partners to ensure high-quality education and transportation. In response to the COVID pandemic, the federal government has made …

Read More →

The American Rescue Plan Act and Federal Relief Funds for K-12 Schools in Massachusetts

K-12 Schools During the COVID Crisis Each day, Massachusetts schools continue to persevere through the challenges of the COVID pandemic to teach our young people. …

Read More →

Testimony to the Joint Ways and Means Committees on Using Federal ARPA Funds to Invest in Public Higher Education

October 1, 2021 Chairman Rodrigues, Chairman Michelwitz, and distinguished members of the Joint Committee on Ways and Means: Thank you for the opportunity to testify …

Read More →

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Explained

Public Higher Education and COVID-19 With the correct supports in place, public higher education has the power to open up countless opportunities for low-income students …

Read More →

Envisioning Equity: Federal Relief Funds for K-12 Schools in Massachusetts

Interested in learning what American Rescue Plan Act funds mean for the Commonwealth’s K-12 public schools? Watch the full briefing and Q&A discussing how these federal programs can support our schools through the pandemic and into recovery.

Read More →

SUMMARY – The Cost of Universal, Affordable, High-Quality Early Care & Education Across Massachusetts

Massachusetts families depend on early care & education (ECE) to promote healthy child development and so parents can go to work knowing their children are …

Read More →

Care for Our Commonwealth: The Cost of Universal, Affordable, High-Quality Early Care & Education Across Massachusetts

Early Care and Education is Critical for Families Across the Commonwealth, while adults work to provide for their families, they depend on reliable and nurturing …

Read More →

Choosing Equity: Options for Affordable Public Higher Education in Massachusetts

This page  presents a preview excerpt that explains the problem in public higher education. Click here to view the full report.      

Read More →

Bruised Budgets: A Higher Education Funding History Lesson For An Antiracist Future

A well-funded public higher education system has the power to open up countless opportunities for low-income students and families of all races and backgrounds. For …

Read More →

Bringing in the Relief Part II: The Census Counts for Equity

More than $3.3 billion in CARES Act funding comes to our Massachusetts communities based on population estimates from the census. Learn how the Commonwealth can get its fair share of power and money through a complete, accurate 2020 Census count in our latest report.

Read More →
Scroll to Top

Get news from Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center in your inbox.