Joint Committee onEducation

Committee Contact Info

Senate Information
Room 111
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 6 2015 10:00 AM Joint Committee on Education (no topics published)   Canceled A-2
May 6 2015 10:00 AM School Climate, School Safety, & Student Discipline

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Completed A-2
May 12 2015 10:00 AM English Language Learners/Bilingual Education and At-Risk Students

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Completed A-2
May 26 2015 10:00 AM Vocational, Regional and Collaborative Education

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Completed A-2
Jun 3 2015 10:00 AM Health

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Completed A-1
Jun 11 2015 10:00 AM Assessments

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Completed A-2
10:00 AM Technology

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Jun 17 2015 10:00 AM Special Education

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Completed A-1
Jul 8 2015 10:00 AM Special Education Finance

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Completed A-2
Jul 15 2015 10:00 AM Transportation and SBA

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Completed A-2
Sep 9 2015 10:00 AM Personnel

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Completed A-2
10:00 AM Libraries

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Sep 16 2015 10:00 AM Early Education & Care, Extra-Curricular Activities, and Learning Time

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Completed B-1
Sep 24 2015 10:00 AM Curriculum

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Completed B-1
Sep 30 2015 10:00 AM Accountability/Compliance & Miscellaneous

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Oct 6 2015 10:00 AM School Finance & School Choice

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Oct 13 2015 10:00 AM Charter Schools

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Feb 8 2016 10:00 AM Joint Committee on Education (no topics published)   Canceled Gardner Auditorium
Mar 7 2016 10:00 AM Education Committee Hearing

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May 6 2016 12:00 PM Education Committee Hearing

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Confirmed A-2
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
H.318  An Act to improve augmentative and alternative communication opportunities for children with disabilities  Garrett J. Bradley    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 6/17/2015 10:00:00 AM  
S.336  An Act to promote global trade and economic development through bi-literacy  Karen E. Spilka    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 5/12/2015 10:00:00 AM  
S.288  An Act relative to vocational education transportation for nonresident students  Anne M. Gobi    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 7/15/2015 10:00:00 AM  
H.336  An Act to improve educational outcomes for children in the Commonwealth from birth through school age  Tackey Chan    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 9/16/2015 10:00:00 AM  
H.444  An Act to further narrow the Achievement Gap  Frank A. Moran    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/13/2015 10:00:00 AM  
S.261  An Act to improve literacy skills  Sal N. DiDomenico    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 6/17/2015 10:00:00 AM  
H.3402  An Act to provide targeted pre-k education to all four year old children meeting specific requirements in all gateway cities (26)  Alan Silvia    5/18/2015  Scheduled For 9/16/2015 10:00:00 AM  
H.3225  An Act establishing funds to provide for increases in English language learners in school districts  John V. Fernandes    3/27/2015  Scheduled For 5/12/2015 10:00:00 AM  
S.314  An Act to improve augmentative and alternative communication opportunities for children with disabilities  Barbara L'Italien    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 6/17/2015 10:00:00 AM  
H.422  An Act to establish the state seal of biliteracy  Kay Khan    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 5/12/2015 10:00:00 AM  
H.327  An Act to close the achievement gap for English Language learners  Antonio F. D. Cabral    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 5/12/2015 10:00:00 AM  
H.3221  An Act relative to healthy eating in school cafeterias  Jennifer E. Benson    3/27/2015  Scheduled For 6/3/2015 10:00:00 AM  
H.405  An Act relative to the school turnaround process  Kevin G. Honan    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 9/30/2015 10:00:00 AM  
S.262  An Act for language opportunity for our kids  Sal N. DiDomenico    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 5/12/2015 10:00:00 AM  
H.498  An Act relative to language opportunity for our kids  Jeffrey Sánchez    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 5/12/2015 10:00:00 AM  
H.406  An Act relative to safe schools  Kevin G. Honan    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 5/6/2015 10:00:00 AM  
H.312  An Act relative to out-of-district vocational school transportation  Donald R. Berthiaume, Jr.    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 5/26/2015 10:00:00 AM  
H.463  An Act relative to providing screening for dyslexia  Alice Hanlon Peisch    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 6/17/2015 10:00:00 AM  
S.312  An Act to address the special education needs of children with dyslexia  Barbara L'Italien    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 6/17/2015 10:00:00 AM  
H.341  An Act to establish pilot programs and subsequent study for universal pre-kindergarten  Marjorie C. Decker    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 9/16/2015 10:00:00 AM  
H.464  An Act relative to improving student achievement  Alice Hanlon Peisch    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/13/2015 10:00:00 AM  
H.326  An Act to expand universal pre-kindergarten  Antonio F. D. Cabral    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 9/16/2015 10:00:00 AM  
H.462  An Act Ensuring High Quality Pre-Kindergarten Education  Alice Hanlon Peisch    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 9/16/2015 10:00:00 AM  
H.489  An Act establishing Universal Early Education and Full-day Kindergarten  Frank I. Smizik    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 9/16/2015 10:00:00 AM  
S.253  An Act relative to universal pre-kindergarten access  Sonia Chang-Diaz    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 9/16/2015 10:00:00 AM  
H.3403  An Act relative to strengthening background checks  Walter F. Timilty    5/18/2015  Scheduled For 9/9/2015 10:00:00 AM  
S.266  An Act to improve educational outcomes for children in the Commonwealth from birth through school age  Sal N. DiDomenico    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 9/16/2015 10:00:00 AM  
S.267  An Act ensuring high quality pre-kindergarten education  Sal N. DiDomenico    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 9/16/2015 10:00:00 AM  
S.268  An Act for universal early education and full-day kindergarten  Sal N. DiDomenico    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 9/16/2015 10:00:00 AM  
H.3804  An Act to improving and expanding educational opportunity.  Charles D. Baker    10/13/2015   
S.2114  An Act relative to the promotion of mental health education in Massachusetts high schools  Jennifer L. Flanagan    1/27/2016  Scheduled For 3/7/2016 10:00:00 AM  
H.3929  An Act Relative to Ending Common Core Education Standards  NONE    1/8/2016  Scheduled For 3/7/2016 10:00:00 AM  
H.3928  An Act to Allow Fair Access to Public Charter Schools  NONE    1/8/2016  Scheduled For 3/7/2016 10:00:00 AM  
H.4052  An Act prohibiting a municipality or regional school district from using public funds or other public resources for the recruitment of students from outside the municipality or regional school district  Peter J. Durant    3/8/2016   
H.4219  An Act strengthening public education in the Commonwealth  John H. Rogers    4/14/2016  Scheduled For 5/6/2016 12:00:00 PM