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The Massachusetts Teachers Association is a member-driven organization, governed by democratic principles, that accepts andsupports the interdependence of professionalism and unionism. The MTA promotes the use of its members’ collective power toadvance their professional and economic interests. The MTA is committed to human and civil rights and advocates for quality publiceducation in which lifelong learning and innovation flourish. The MTA is the 107,000-member state affiliate of the National EducationAssociation.
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The Center for Education Policy and Practice, as a division of the MTA, works with local associations, other education professionalassociations and public- and private-sector organizations interested in framing and advancing education policy issues. CEPP engagesin work covering four broad areas.
Influence educational policy through collaborative discussions with members of the Board of Elementary and SecondaryEducation, the commissioner of elementary and secondary education, the governor’s education advisors, the House and Senatechairpersons of the education committee and leaders of professional education associations.
Inform, educate and improve the understanding of educational issues related to school reform, school improvement, educatorpreparation, evaluation and retention.
Improve practice for teachers, administrators and paraprofessionals through a range of staff development programs.
Collaborate with MTA divisions and local association leaders to ensure that teaching and learning focused on studentachievement and school improvement become collective bargaining goals.
Skinner, K.J. (2010).
Reinventing evaluation: Connecting professional practice with student learning. Boston: Massachusetts Teachers Association.This policy brief summarizes the Massachusetts Teachers Association’s plan for reinventing the teacher and administrator evaluationframework in Massachusetts. A more detailed report providing specific recommended changes to the state’s regulatory framework will follow. When that is completed, this policy brief will become the executive summary of the longer report.