Author: Keri Rodrigues

MPU Members Submit Questions for Next DESE Commissioner

Massachusetts Parents United has been offered the opportunity to contribute questions to the Board of Education to be used during the interview hearing for the next Commissioner of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. After engaging parents, education leaders and communities allies across the Commonwealth, MPU has submitted the following questions: Although Massachusetts is home to the top public education…

Our Next Commissioner

Massachusetts Parents United has been asked to submit questions and attend the interview hearing to select the next Commissioner of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and we’re excited that parents have been invited to be an active part of the process. And despite some attempts to make the process into a political circus, we’re taking it seriously. This…

Massachusetts 2018 Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Host Bad Karaoke Night

This weekend I saw some veterans of the NoOn2 campaign rejoicing over the news that all three of the Democratic gubernatorial candidates in Massachusetts pledged their allegiance to the anti-charter movement this weekend in Western Massachusetts. The saddest part of all of this? It’s pure politics and it means little to nothing for kids. None of these candidates have any…

Happening Now: Boston Public School Parents on the March

It’s standing room only with parents furious about the newly proposed BPS start times packing the Bolling Building for tonight’s Boston School Committee Meeting. So many parents that they are now huddled in the hallways and watching on monitors.   There will be limited time for parents to speak tonight, but MPU will be hosting another opportunity tomorrow night in…

BPS School Start Time Changes: Parents Step Up and Be Heard

From MPU parent leader, Rodolfo Aguilar: On Wednesday December 6th, the Boston School Committee voted unanimously in favor of changing the school day for high school students — impacting almost every family in the city beginning next academic year. (2017-2018) (To meet the new start time for your child’s school, go to bostonpublicschools.org/Page/7017) The vote was approved to change high…