News Briefs: Great Barrington Democratic Town Committee meeting; Gov. Baker declares School Choice Week

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By Tuesday, Jan 16 News  1 Comment

Great Barrington Democratic Town Committee to hold meeting

Great Barrington — The Great Barrington Democratic Town Committee will meet Saturday, Jan. 20, at 9:30 a.m. at the Claire Teague Senior Center. Josh Zakim, the Boston city councilor who has announced as a candidate for Secretary of State in this year’s election, will make a presentation. The agenda also will include discussion of the initiatives about Citizens United and other issues, pending legislation on voter registration, planning for the caucus and convention, and helping out-of-district candidates. For more information, contact Great Barrington Democratic Town Committee Chair Michael Wise at (413) 854-1323.

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Baker proclaims Massachusetts School Choice Week

Boston — Sunday, Jan. 21, through Saturday. Jan. 27, will officially be School Choice Week in Massachusetts, thanks to a proclamation from Gov. Charlie Baker, who joins dozens of other governors and hundreds of city and county leaders in proclaiming the week.

More than 32,000 School Choice Week events and activities will take place across the country, including nearly 400 in Massachusetts. Events will include rallies, roundtable discussions, coffeehouse meet-ups, festivals, school fairs and more.

Held every January since 2011, National School Choice Week is an independent, nonpartisan, nonpolitical public awareness effort designed to shine a positive spotlight on effective education options for every child. Through thousands of independently planned events across the country, National School Choice Week raises public awareness of all types of educational choices available to children, such as traditional public schools, public charter schools, public magnet schools, online learning, private schools and homeschooling.


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  1. John Grogan says:

    While declaring “School Choice Week” in another misguided effort to promote the charter school agenda, why doesn’t oldCharlie finally do something productive for real public schools like adjusting the reimbursement amount paid a receiving school for accepting an out of district school choice student? This amount, $5000, hasn’t changed since the inception of school choice in 1993 and isnow obviously woefully inadequate.

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