Dozens of educators gather in Springfield for The 2019 Condition of Education in the Commonwealth

Dozens of educators gather in Springfield for The 2019 Condition of Education in the Commonwealth

October 12, 2019 0 By Ronny Jaskolski


DOZENS OF STATE OFFICIALS WERE IN SPRINGFIELD TODAY ….FOR A FORUM DISCUSSING THE CURRENT STATE OF EDUCATION IN MASSACHUSETTS. 22NEWS REPORTER HECTOR MOLINA IS LIVE IN THE STUDIO …TO EXPLAIN WHAT’S BEING DONE…. TO IMPROVE LEARNING FOR STUDENTS ACROSS THE STATE. HECTOR: WELL THE THEME OF THE FORUM WAS STUDENT VOICE…DISCUSSED WAYS EDUCATORS CAN GET STUDENTS MORE INVOLVED IN MAKING DECISIONS REGARDING THEIR OWN CURRICULUM. 22NEWS SPOKE WITH LANE HLL-WITT A JUNIOR AT NORTHAMPTON HIGH SCHOOL. HE TOLD 22NEWS HE WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE REAL WORD EXPERIENCES IN THE CURRICULUM, LIKE THE ONE HE HAD VOLUNTEERING AT YES COMPUTERS THROUGH THE TEEN INNOVATIONS PROGRAM. LANE WAS ABLE TO GET A FIRST HAND LOOK AT WHAT IT’S LIKE WORKING IN IT. ACTUALLY DOING THIS PROGRAM AND TALKING TO DIFFERENT PEOPLE AND LEARNING A LOT OF PEOPLE SKILLS AND BEING ABLT TO WORK IN AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE YOU USE SKILLS THAT YOU DON’T NORMALLY LEARN IN SCHOOL IS IMPORTANT TO ME. HECTOR: THE STATE SENATE RECENTLY PASSED A $1.5 BILLION BILL FOR EDUCATION FUNDING TO BE IMPLEMENTED OVER THE NEXT 7 YEARS. STATE SECRETARY OF EDUCATION JIM PEYSER SAID HE WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE PROGRAM BE FUNDED AS PART OF THE BILL HECTOR: ON 22NEWS STARTING AT 5, I’LL TELL YOU WHAT FUNDS WILL BE USED TO IMPROVE LEARNING HERE IN WESTERN