Advancing the Gateway Cities Vision
The Potential of Next-Generation Approaches to Education Accountability
We’ve got a prime opportunity to advance the Gateway Cities Vision. In 2013, Gateway City leaders came together to develop an “education vision.” Their farsighted plan leverages unique urban assets to create exceptional learning environments. Achieving this vision is fundamental to making Gateway
Cities more attractive communities for families to live and more productive places for employers to locate. In today’s economy, nothing is more central to the economic revitalization of these cities and their regions than realizing this education vision.
That is why Gateway City leaders must be attuned to the ongoing discussion about changing Massachusetts’s approach to education accountability. To comply with federal law under the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Massachusetts will overhaul its education accountability policies in early 2017.