MassINC is proud to present At the Apex: The 2030 Educational Attainment Forecast. This analysis draws attention to the problem the Massachusetts economy will confront as the large and highly skilled Baby Boom generation ages out of the state’s workforce.

Recent Blog Post

0

While the new approach the state has adopted to track low-income student enrollment does not change the share of the state’s low-income students served by Gateway City districts in the aggregate, it does lead to some significant changes between these urban district. On average, those with higher levels of English Language Learners tend to lose share. The greatest decreases are in Revere, Everett, Brockton, Lynn, and Chelsea.

0

Since Massachusetts passed education reform in 1993, theshare of Gateway City students who are low-income has risen from less than halfto two-thirds. This concentration of poverty in Gateway City school districtsmeans nearly every student in these urban centers now attends a school wheremore than 40 percent of the students are poor—a threshold social scientists suggesthas negative repercussions.

0
The Governor’s Budget includes a plan to double the state’s EITC from 15 to 30 percent of the federal. Gateway Cities would disproportionately benefit from this change.
0
First in a series of three blogs on the state’s changing regional economies

0

We hope you were one of the many who attended the second annual Gateway Cities Innovation Awards & Summit last Thursday at UMass Boston. If you could not make it, you can watch the video here. Over 300 leaders from the Commonwealth's Gateway Cities gathered to recognize five organizations advancing educational excellence in their communities by working collaboratively to build new learning models that take advantage of unique Gateway City opportunities. (Continue Reading...)

Stay Connected

Sign up to receive a daily roundup of news and ideas from CommonWealth's The Download.