Since 1636, Massachusetts has been known for its district public schools- the “first way”. Since 1993, Massachusetts’ charter schools have led the nation in pioneering a “second way”. It is time to recognize a Third Way – an emerging set of strategies that combine school-level autonomies and energetic innovation with a commitment to universal service and local voice. The Third Way does not obviate the need and demand for either of the other ways but it does hold out a promising path for cooperative change that could raise student success, especially among disadvantaged students, on a large scale.
Join us at a kick off event for the Third Way where we will explore some of the ways pioneering educators have been forging a Third Way ahead here and nationally. We will hear from the frontlines how these efforts already positively affect the education and lives of thousands of students in Massachusetts. Come to hear US Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr. and MA Secretary of Education James Peyser speak. We hope to see you on Tuesday, May 31st for a program that is sure to challenge, push, and inspire.
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