Pathways to Economic Mobility

Identifying the Labor Market Value of Community College in Massachusetts

New research shows that simply attending community college increases employment rates, while a certificate or degree sparks increases in employment and earnings – including an increase of as much as $14,000 annually in salary in some fields.

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.

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.

K-12 Learning Reflects Racial Inequity

A Survey of K-12 Parents in Massachusetts

A few months into the 2020-2021 school year, questions about the success of online, hybrid and in-person school are top of mind for parents, teachers, policymakers and – well, just about everyone. On November 19, The MassINC Polling Group’s Steve Koczela discussed the results of a survey of Massachusetts K-12 parents, exploring student experience across

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