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maaps’ Annual State House Briefing Attracts 50 Legislators and Staff Members

Students and parents take the case for fair special education funding to Beacon Hill Bonnie O’Connell traveled through ice and traffic in early February to attend maaps’ Annual State House Briefing at the State House. O’Connell, the mom of Shannon, an 18-year old student at Cardinal Cushing Centers, wanted to be sure to thank legislators for…

maaps Media Articles Highlight State Budget Advocacy Efforts & Student Successes

During the past few weeks, maaps and our member schools, have continued working hard to successfully highlight our advocacy efforts. These include our State House and legislative meetings aimed at overturning the Governor’s proposed Chapter 766 school (C766) rate freeze and fully-funding the Special Education Circuit Breaker account in next year’s state budget. This month, we wanted…

March/April 2017 Professional Development Events

March/April 2017 Professional Development Events Date: March 7, 2017             MCAS 2.0 Changes to Accommodations PDG: Education Directors (open to all members) Time: 10:00 am – 12 noon    Click here to register Location: Best Western, Marlborough, MA Daniel Weiner, DESE, will be on hand to review and demonstrate the new accommodations available with the MCAS 2.0…

Are you using the new Form 1 from ESE?

On February 7, 2017, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) Office of Approved Private Special Education Schools (OASES), formerly Program Quality Assurance (PQA), sent out a notice regarding changes to ESEs Form 1 –Notification/Request for Prior Approval of Substantial Changes within a Private or Public Special Education School Program. Click here to download…

Register Now and Save Money for the 39th Annual maaps Conference & Vendor Exposition with Leadership Strand

Friday, May 5, 2017 @ Best Western, Marlborough, MA Visit www.maaps.org to login and register What can you expect at the maaps Conference? 30+ workshops including a dedicated strand of topics for leaders All workshops presented by leading experts from across the country Networking Opportunities with 800+ professionals PDP/CEU certificates at every workshop Workshop Topics…

Move Over, 401(k)s: This New Perk Helps Millenials Pay Off College Loans Employers seeking talent offer to help workers free themselves from educational debt

  Move Over, 401(k)s: This New Perk Helps Millenials Pay Off College Loans Employers seeking talent offer to help workers free themselves from educational debt. ByLuba Ostashevsky April 18, 2016 Excited to be back at his alma mater, the University of New Hampshire, Ed Farrington flashed bright-colored pie charts and graphs before a group of…

maaps Plans Advocacy Efforts Aimed at Overturning Proposed C766 School Tuition Rate Freeze in Gov. Baker’s FY’18 State Budget

On Wednesday, January 25th, Governor Charlie Baker released his proposed ‘House 1’ $40.5 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY ’18), in which Chapter 70 funding would increase by $91 million, by about 2%, and local aid would increase by $40 million, or 3.9%, but Chapter 766 (C766) school tuition rate adjustments would be frozen,…

maaps Announces 2017-18 State House Legislative Priorities

Joined by more than 100 maaps member school teachers, staff, students, parents and supporters, we were proud last week to kick-off the 2017-2018 Legislative Session at the State House, standing together to continue supporting the incredible achievements that Chapter 766 (C766) school teachers and staff help to make possible for students and families. The efforts last week by so many members of…

Registration Now Open for the 39th Annual maaps Conference & Vendor Exposition with Leadership Strand on Friday, May 5, 2017 @ Best Western, Marlborough, MA

Visit www.maaps.org to register  Click Here to download the program announcement  The maaps 2017 Annual Conference on Friday May 5th will host over 30 workshops including a dedicated strand of topics for leaders. In addition, there will be networking opportunities with 800+ professionals and PDPs/CEUs certificates at every workshop. Are you looking for skills to…

Sponsorship Opportunities Available Only to Regular maaps members!

maaps is pleased to offer sponsorship opportunities exclusively to Regular maaps members! The levels of sponsorship are Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze with each level offering varying degrees of exposure on the maaps website (www.maaps.org), Directory of Member Schools (depending on publication year), and the Annual Conference bags. That means that anyone who visits maaps.org…

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