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William Francis Galvin
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Education/Arts: Administration Elementary and Secondary Education

E2 Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education

E3 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education


E2 Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148-4906
Office of the Commissioner: 781-338-3111
Education Board: 781-338-3102
Fax: 781-338-3770
www.doe.mass.edu/boe

The board, consisting of citizens appointed by the governor, sets policies and establishes state standards for educational programs in all public elementary and secondary schools, for certain programs in post-secondary schools (non-college credit), and for programs of adult and continuing education.


E3 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148-4906
Main Number: 781-338-3000
TTY: 1-800-439-2370
Legal Office: 781-338-3400
Proprietary Schools: 781-338-6600
Teacher Licensure: 781-338-6600
Fax: 781-338-3391
www.doe.mass.edu

The Department is the administrative arm of the State Board of Education. It offers technical consultation and guidance to all public primary and secondary schools in the state. Some of the specific responsibilities include Chapter 188 and Chapter 727, school improvement laws; Chapter 766, the special education law; transitional bilingual education; Chapter 622, the anti-discrimination law; the integration of schools; occupational education; adult education including literacy programs; school building standards; program and hour requirements; early childhood education; teacher certification; and educational technology. It publishes a directory of public and private elementary and secondary schools, sold at the State Bookstore, and information on the distribution of high school graduates. It serves as the clearinghouse for research and data for the department and school systems.


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