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Six Surprising Benefits of Universal Free Lunch

While the American school lunch program began almost two hundred years ago, it has, traditionally, only provided free food to students and families living in poverty. That is, until 2020: during the pandemic, for the first year, all students, regardless of income...

Engage Other Families at Events: Using 3 Questions 

‘Tis the season for back-to-school events hosted by every family-led group (SEPACs, ELPACs, PTOs, etc.) in your school district. If you lead “get to know our group” events at any time of the year, this idea is for you.  It can be tempting to set up a table, lay out...

Families: We Want to Hear From You

Take the survey now Are you the parent or guardian of a child currently attending school, preschool, or daycare in Massachusetts? We want to hear about your experiences related to how schools and families interact and support one another.  How does your child’s school...

Career & Technical Education: Insights from Language-Diverse Families

In October 2021, our parent organization, the Federation for Children with Special Needs spoke with nearly 500 parents and caregivers in 9 languages, to learn about their questions and ideas for improving awareness of career, vocational and technical education (CVTE)....