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Joint Committee onEducation

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Room 312D
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-1673
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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
Apr 9 2013 10:00 AM ELLs/Bilingual Education & Assessments

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Completed A-1
May 7 2013 10:00 AM Accountability, Charter Schools, & Expanded Learning Time

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Completed A-1 (10:00-1:00); Room 222 (1:00-3:00)
May 14 2013 10:00 AM Curriculum - Health/Sex Education

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Completed A-1 (10:00 - 1:00); Gardner Auditorium (1:00-3:00)
May 30 2013 10:00 AM School Climate & Safety

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Completed A-1
Jun 6 2013 10:00 AM Special Education & Collaboratives

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Completed A-1
Jun 13 2013 10:00 AM Special Education Finance

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Completed A-1
Jun 20 2013 10:00 AM Early Education & Care, College & Career Readiness, & Extra-Currciular Activities

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Completed A-1
Jun 27 2013 10:00 AM Accountability/Compliance & Technology

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Completed A-1
Sep 12 2013 10:00 AM Health

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Completed A-1
Sep 19 2013 10:00 AM Personnel and Libraries

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Completed A-1
Oct 8 2013 10:00 AM At-risk Students and School Discipline

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Completed Gardner Auditorium
Oct 17 2013 10:00 AM School Finance

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Completed A-1
Oct 24 2013 10:00 AM Transportation, Voc-Tech, Regional Schools, & SBA

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Completed A-1
Oct 31 2013 10:00 AM Curriculum II

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Completed A-1
Feb 18 2014 11:00 AM Miscellaneous - S.1957 & H.2993

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Completed A-2
Mar 18 2014 2:30 PM H.3941: An Act relative to the Pathfinder Regional Vocational-Technical High School

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Completed B-2
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
S.276  An Act Authorizing Performance-Based Education Funding  Bruce E. Tarr   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.223  An Act improving quality in early education care centers  Sal N. DiDomenico   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.477  An Act to improve quality in early education centers  Jeffrey Sánchez   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.3409  An Act relative to the financial condition of the Spencer-East Brookfield Regional School District  Anne M. Gobi   Favorable 
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
H.362  An Act establishing a commission to study the feasibility of a charter school for students on the autism spectrum  Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 5/7/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.386  An Act relative to school transportation  John V. Fernandes    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 6/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.334  An Act relative to a special education services for low incidence populations  Jennifer E. Benson 
Thomas J. Calter  
1/22/2013  Scheduled For 6/6/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.516  An Act relative to equitable school reimbursement funds  Martha M. Walz    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 6/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.505  An Act for the further promotion of racial balance  Benjamin Swan    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 5/30/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.336  An Act to promote cost-effective, high quality in-district programs for students with disability  Jennifer E. Benson    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 6/6/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.493  An Act relative to special education transportation costs  Frank I. Smizik    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 6/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.492  An Act relative to circuit breaker reimbursement  Frank I. Smizik    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 6/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.448  An Act relative to the disclosure of information of public school athletic resources and interscholastic athletic authorized representatives  Christopher M. Markey    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 6/20/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.374  An Act establishing a Chapter 70 foundation budget study group  James J. Dwyer    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 10/17/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.480  An Act to provide eduction funding to municipalities with identified nationally-known special purpose educational schools   Tom Sannicandro    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 6/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.355  An Act relative to special education budgets  Thomas J. Calter    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 6/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.331  An Act prohibiting service providers who offer cloud computing services to K-12 educational institutions from processing student data for commercial purposes.   Carlo Basile    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 6/27/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.216  An Act relative to circuit breaker reimbursement  Cynthia S. Creem    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 6/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.217  An Act relative to special education transportation costs  Cynthia S. Creem    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 6/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.354  An act relative to increasing special education circuit breaker and regional transportation reimbursement   Thomas J. Calter    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 6/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.424  An Act relative to the establishment of mandatory school safety procedures   Bradford Hill    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 5/30/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.464  An Act relative to improving student achievement   Alice Hanlon Peisch    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 5/7/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.360  An Act creating a school resource officer grant program and fund  James M. Cantwell    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 5/30/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.463  An Act relative to special education finance  Alice Hanlon Peisch    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 6/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.353  An Act to close the achievement gap for English Language learners  Antonio F. D. Cabral    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 4/9/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.533  An act to promote global trade and economic development through dual language and biliteracy   Martha M. Walz    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 4/9/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.474  An Act expanding the special education reimbursement program  John H. Rogers    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 6/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.530  An Act relative to charter schools  Martha M. Walz    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 5/7/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.220  An Act relating to special education funding   Sal N. DiDomenico    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 6/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.499  An Act to Equity and Fairness for Students with Disabilities  Theodore C. Speliotis    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 6/6/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.278  An Act to establish a commission on full and fair education funding and administration  James E. Timilty    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 10/17/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.222  An Act concerning charter school funding  Sal N. DiDomenico    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 5/7/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.529  An Act promoting public school success  Martha M. Walz    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 5/7/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.468  An Act to improve student retention in charter schools  Denise Provost    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 5/7/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.531  An Act enhancing educational opportunities  Martha M. Walz    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 5/7/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.263  An Act relative to special education enrollment  Richard J. Ross    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 6/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.434  Resolve relative to improving the calculation of foundation budgets  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 10/17/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.502  An Act reducing special education referrals and costs  Ellen Story    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 6/6/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.384  An Act relative to special education enrollment  Kimberly N. Ferguson    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 6/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.233  An Act promoting equal opportunities for students with disabilities  James B. Eldridge    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 6/6/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.479  An Act relative to enhancing English opportunities for all students in the Commonwealth   Jeffrey Sánchez    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 4/9/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.532  An Act relative to technical corrections of the achievement gap law  Martha M. Walz    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 5/7/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.445  An Act relative to recognizing cheerleading as a sport  Brian R. Mannal    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 6/20/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.511  An Act relative to special education reimbursements  Chris Walsh    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 6/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.235  An Act to further narrow the achievement gap  Barry R. Finegold    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 5/7/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.270  An Act to promote global trade and economic development through dual language and bi-literacy  Karen E. Spilka    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 4/9/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.457  An Act reviving the foundation budget review commission  Alice Hanlon Peisch 
Jason Lewis  
1/22/2013  Scheduled For 10/17/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.269  An Act relative to special education reimbursements   Karen E. Spilka    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 6/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.379  An Act establishing a commission to study school safety and security  James J. Dwyer    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 5/30/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.273  An Act relative to school safety issues  Bruce E. Tarr    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 5/30/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.224  An Act reducing special education referrals and costs  Sal N. DiDomenico    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 6/6/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.252  An Act relative to school safety  Richard T. Moore    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 5/30/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.207  An Act reviving the Foundation Budget Review Commission  Sonia Chang-Diaz    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 10/17/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.225  An Act relative to enhancing english opportunities for all students in the Commonwealth  Sal N. DiDomenico    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 4/9/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.243  An Act relative to the transfer of funding for recovery high school summer programming  John F. Keenan    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 10/17/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.259  An Act to provide fair process for students with disabilities  Anthony W. Petruccelli    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 6/6/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.332  An Act relative to additional funding to the special education reimbursement program  Matthew A. Beaton    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 6/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.361  Resolve establishing a special commission on school safety  Tackey Chan    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 5/30/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.359  An Act relative to recovery high schools  James M. Cantwell    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 10/17/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.390  An Act to establish a school pilot anti-violence silent alarm program  Gloria L. Fox    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 5/30/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.3287  An Act relative to special education funding  Patricia A. Haddad    3/4/2013  Scheduled For 6/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.3291  An Act relative to the safety of school children  Kate Hogan    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 5/30/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.3306  An Act relative to transportation costs associated with special education  Matthew A. Beaton    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 6/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.3421  Resolve providing for an investigation and study by a special commission relative to low-income students and special education  Harold P. Naughton, Jr.    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 6/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.1957  An Act relative to net school spending in fiscal year 2014  Stephen M. Brewer    12/16/2013  Scheduled For 2/18/2014 11:00:00 AM  
Committee Documents
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9/30/2013 Joint Education J14 REPORT - FINAL Download PDF

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