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Monday, March 24, 2014 -- For Immediate Release
BOSTON – The day before the deadline for the Joint Committee on Education to put a bill out on turnaround schools and charter schools, prominent community leaders and elected officials came together to urge legislators and others to support the compromi...
Monday, March 24, 2014 -- For Immediate Release
I am truly disappointed that the good work done by many education stakeholders, including my Co-Chair Rep. Peisch, over the past several months did not move out of the Joint Committee on Education today. All our children—district and charter—deserve a...
Senate Chair of Education Committee and House Sponsor of Charter School Bill Agree on Provision to Lift the Charter Cap
Saturday, March 22, 2014 -- For Immediate Release
BOSTON – Today Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz, co-chair of the Joint Committee on Education, and Representative Russell Holmes, House sponsor of the bill to lift the state’s cap on charter schools, reached an agreement on how to achieve a cap lift and allo...
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 -- For Immediate Release
Today the Joint Committee on Education voted on a one-week extension on bills dealing with turnaround and charter schools. Over the past few months, stakeholders from all sides of this issue have been hard at work coming to compromises on various aspects ...
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 -- For Immediate Release
Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz has announced neighborhood office hours for the winter of 2014. Office Hours will be held within each of the 8 neighborhoods of the Second Suffolk District. Senator Chang-Díaz or one of her legislative staff will be present a...
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 -- For Immediate Release
Statement from Senator Chang-Diaz: “Today was a very proud day in the State House: due to the leadership of the Senate President, and the dogged advocacy of the Raise Up Massachusetts coalition, the Senate restored our state's minimum w...
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 -- For Immediate Release
BOSTON - Business leaders and education advocates spoke out today in support of legislation sponsored by Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz to confront the issue of students leaving school, testifying at an Education Committee hearing that Mass...
Friday, October 4, 2013 -- For Immediate Release
BOSTON – On Tuesday, October 8, business leaders, education advocates, and Boston’s mayoral candidates will speak out at an Education Committee hearing in support of legislation sponsored by Senator Sonia Chang-Día...
Thursday, May 23, 2013 -- For Immediate Release
BOSTON—Amid a slow but steady recovery from the recession, the Massachusetts Senate passed its final FY2014 budget. Working in partnership with community organizations, neighborhood groups, students, and policy experts, Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz ...
Friday, May 17, 2013 -- For Immediate Release
BOSTON—Informed by feedback from Second Suffolk District residents about their concerns and priorities for the state budget, Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz today filed several amendments to the Senate Ways and Means budget set to be debated next week....

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