Since April 2018, Commissioner Riley has traveled the state to gather input on what's next for K-12 public education. His listening tour culminated in the statewide Kairos conference in March and in the "Our Way Forward" report in June.
We are now seeking ideas from a wider cross-section of students, parents, educators, and other stakeholders. Share your thoughts on how to make our public schools the best they can be. Also, please tweet and post our "The Future" PSA to help us engage more voices.
Deeper learning — learning that involves mastery, identity, and creativity (see "In Search of Deeper Learning" by Jal Mehta and Sarah Fine) — has been a major focus so far, and this fall, DESE will give individual schools and entire districts the opportunity to apply to rethink classroom instruction around deeper learning. We encourage school and district leaders who would like to join the pilot program to indicate their interest online.