MassINC Staff

The MassINC staff is composed of dedicated researchers, journalists, media experts, pollsters, co-ops, and interns. These individuals strive to achieve their collective vision of public policies that can forge pathways to opportunity. To learn more about them, visit our staff page here.

ARTICLES By MassINC Staff

Budget Update: What Gateway Cities Need to Know

The Gateway Cities Journal

This week the FY 2022 budget moves to the Senate for debate. MassINC is tracking several amendments that are critically important for Gateway Cities, including funding for Early College expansion, neighborhood stabilization, small business assistance, and Regional Transit Authorities.

Regional Transit Authorities Win Funding Victory in House Budget

The Gateway Cities Journal

Public transportation service for over half the state’s population — the half not served by the MBTA — won a precedent-setting victory last week during the House budget debate. As Jim Kolesar from Berkshire Interfaith Organizing says, “Full funding for the RTAs, including our Berkshire Regional Transit Authority, seems the minimum that we should be

Early College as A Disruptive Force for Equity in the Post-Pandemic Era

On Wednesday, April 14 MassINC released new research on Early College, an up-and-coming initiative that is making significant gains in the higher education equity gap. No single strategy offers a silver bullet, but Early College has a proven track-record of increasing post-secondary completion, and it has clear potential to interrupt structural inequality in education. Educators,

Who Will Rescue the Student Opportunity Act?

The Gateway Cities Journal

The problem in a nutshell: The Legislature hasn’t provided certainty that the state will make good on its promise to deliver the funds in equal increments over the law’s seven-year phase-in period. Lacking confidence that they will see these scheduled increases in Chapter 70 aid, school districts have been hesitant to develop plans to deploy the new funds strategically.

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