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Joint Committee onEducation

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Senate Information
Room 312D
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-1673
House Information
Room 473G
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-2070
It shall be the duty of the committee on Education to consider all matters concerning education (through grade 12) and such other matters as may be referred.
Date Starts Topics Bills Status Location
May 3 2011 10:00 AM Collaboratives and Regional Schools

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Completed A-2
May 10 2011 10:00 AM MCAS and Accountability

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Completed A-2
May 17 2011 10:00 AM Special Education Finance

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Completed A-2
May 31 2011 10:00 AM Early Education, After school/out of school time, Literacy

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Completed A-2
Jun 7 2011 10:00 AM School finance

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Completed A-2
Jun 14 2011 10:00 AM Curriculum

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Completed A-2
Jun 21 2011 10:00 AM Personnel and virtual schools

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Completed A-2
Jun 28 2011 10:00 AM Health I

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Completed A-2
Sep 20 2011 10:00 AM Health II

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Completed A-2
Sep 27 2011 10:00 AM Student Issues

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Completed Gardner Auditorium
Oct 4 2011 10:00 AM Civil rights, bilingual education

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Completed B-1
Oct 11 2011 10:00 AM Special Education

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Completed A-2
Oct 18 2011 10:00 AM Charter schools

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Completed B-1
Oct 25 2011 10:00 AM School Safety & Climate, Extra-curricular Activities, MA School Building Authority

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Completed A-2
Nov 1 2011 10:00 AM College and Career Readiness, Transportation

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Completed A-2
Nov 8 2011 11:00 AM Education Collaboratives

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Completed A-2
Apr 10 2012 11:00 AM Late filed bills

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Completed B-1
11:00 AM Late Filed Bills

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Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
H.38  An Act relative to oversight of private occupational schools      3/29/2011   
H.1044  An Act providing tax credits for the construction of affordable housing.  James M. Cantwell    3/29/2011   
H.136  An Act directing the Department of Education to include a course in civics as a high school graduation requirement  F. Jay Barrows    2/14/2011  Scheduled For 6/14/2011 10:00:00 AM  
H.138  An Act relative to a special education services for low incidence populations  Jennifer E. Benson    2/14/2011  Scheduled For 10/11/2011 10:00:00 AM  
H.154  An Act relative to the incorporation of civics in the high school curriculum  Elizabeth A. Poirier    2/14/2011  Scheduled For 6/14/2011 10:00:00 AM  
H.160  An Act establishing a bill of rights for children who are deaf or hard of hearing  John W. Scibak    2/14/2011  Scheduled For 10/11/2011 10:00:00 AM  
H.174  An Act relative to high school civics requirement  Martin J. Walsh    2/14/2011  Scheduled For 6/14/2011 10:00:00 AM  
H.1040  An Act to promote cost-effective, high quality in-district programs for students with disability  Jennifer E. Benson    2/16/2011  Scheduled For 10/11/2011 10:00:00 AM  
H.1053  An Act for mandatory physical education for all students grades K-12   Gloria L. Fox    2/16/2011  Scheduled For 9/20/2011 10:00:00 AM  
H.1066  An Act to form a commission on for-profit schools  Tom Sannicandro    3/29/2011   
H.1954  An Act relative to promoting excellence and accountability for the education of mobile student populations  Carl M. Sciortino, Jr.    2/25/2011  Scheduled For 6/7/2011 10:00:00 AM  
H.1962  An Act relative to safe and supportive schools  Martha M. Walz    2/25/2011  Scheduled For 10/25/2011 10:00:00 AM  
H.2709  An Act to improve quality physical education   Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera    3/1/2011  Scheduled For 9/20/2011 10:00:00 AM  
H.2721  An Act relative to unused district school buildings  Eugene L. O'Flaherty    3/1/2011  Scheduled For 10/18/2011 10:00:00 AM  
S.1853  An Act prohibiting the Commonwealth from discrimination against those providing special education services to Massachusetts students under the authority and direction of chapter 71B of the General Laws of Massachusetts.   Jennifer L. Flanagan    3/29/2011   
H.3679  An Act relative to nepotism in schools  Jason M. Lewis    11/7/2011   
H.3883  AN ACT PROMOTING EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS  NONE    2/1/2012   
H.3974  AN ACT PROVIDING FOR POSTPONEMENT OF THIS YEAR’S MCAS TESTS FOR ALL STUDENTS IN THE CITY OF SPRINGFIELD FROM MARCH AND APRIL TO APRIL AND MAY.  Sean Curran    4/13/2012   
H.1754  An Act relative to public schools   Martha M. Walz    12/6/2012   

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