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Stand for Children Day on the Hill

Stand for Children, a statewide grassroots network of advocates for children, will hold A Day on the Hill, April 15, to call for "relief, reform and innovation" in public education.

The effort is co-sponsored by MTA.

According to Stand for Children, the lobbying effort will focus on:

Immediate financial relief: Because a million Massachusetts children can’t wait five years for overdue aid for education.

Reform: Because Massachusetts schools need system-wide change and the revenue to sustain it. (Close corporate tax loopholes and pass the Municipal Partnership Act.)

Innovation: Because children are counting on us to improve programs and close the achievement gap.