DESE Forums on ESSA

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is holding forums to gather public input on the Massachusetts accountability system and other issues related to the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA. Organize, sign up and say NO to a punitive accountability system and NO to using student assessment results to make high-stakes decisions about educators. Go here to register. Here is the schedule:

  • Monday, Nov. 21, Oak Middle School, 45 Oak St., Shrewsbury
  • Tuesday, Nov. 29, Brockton High School, 470 Forest Ave., Brockton 
  • Thursday, Dec. 1, Holyoke High School, 500 Beech St., Holyoke 
  • Tuesday, Dec. 6, Collins Middle School, 29 Highland Ave., Salem

Information and resources related to the Every Student Succeed Act (ESSA) are available at