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Creating Positive Cultures of Care

To access the 2018 edition of the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health Creating Positive Cultures of Care Resource Guide, click here.

Pathway Impact Evaluation – Mathematics

CompassLearning’s Odyssey is now Edgenuity’s Pathblazer solution. Pathblazer is a supplemental, online intervention program that helps move struggling learners up to grade-level proficiency in math and reading. The program prescribes individualized learning progressions with fun, motivating content that addresses skill and concept gaps. Click here to view the webinar. Click here to download and print…

The Good Behavior Game by Pax

The PAX Good Behavior Game (PAX GBG) is an environmental intervention used in the classroom to create a Nurturing Environment that is conducive to learning. The intervention is designed to reduce off-task behavior; increase attentiveness; decrease aggressive and disruptive behavior, as well as shy and withdrawn behavior.  PAX GBG also has been shown to improve…

New England’s power grid transition and what it means to maaps members

By Shaun Pandit, CEO, Early Bird Power, maaps’ preferred energy advisor There is a huge shift happening to the power grid in New England – and what you don’t know could impact your school– and your utility bill. All members of maaps should take notice. The power grid in New England is rapidly shifting from…

USI Advantage One

looking out for maaps members  maaps is always looking for ways save money for our members and also protect them from potential risks. One way we do that is with the USI New England cost savings program. USI Advantage One can look at business risk issues like worker’s compensation and other liability issues and “threats”…

How Winxnet Uses IT Security to Keep Networks Safe

and can do so for maaps member schools that participate in the new maaps IT products and services cost savings program! Over the past several years Winxnet has been showing clients ways to keep their data, and organization more secure. As maaps’ new preferred IT services provider and cost savings program, here are the ways that…

Food & Supply Source can save your school money!

Food & Supply Source is a purchasing consultant group, which works with nonprofit organizations to reduce the cost of food and supply purchases including major spend categories, such as office supplies and janitorial services.  Because they work with so many nonprofits, they have tremendous purchasing power and can help maaps members realize savings of between…

Electricity Rates on the Rise for many in Masssachusetts

maaps members that are serviced by Eversource (NSTAR) as their electricity utility will see increases beginning in July as much as 31% compared to last year. These new higher rates were just announced in their recent filing with the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities. The filing announced Eversource’s fixed residential and small commercial rates will…

How USI New England’s Approach Can Deliver Solutions for maaps Members

What truly distinguishes USI New England as a premier middle market insurance brokerage and consulting firm is the USI ONE Advantage®, a game-changing value proposition that can deliver to maaps members a robust set of risk management and benefit solutions with bottom line financial impact. USI ONE® represents Omni, Network, Enterprise—the three key elements that…

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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