Leading the Nation
Leading the Nation is a statewide celebration in which Massachusetts public schools and local communities will showcase their students' academic and creative successes.
While Massachusetts has always had a strong commitment to education, the state's public schools have been recognized as national leaders on many fronts in recent years, thanks to the hard work of teachers, students, families, and communities.
The Leading the Nation campaign is scheduled for 2018 and coincides with the 25th anniversary of the Massachusetts Education Reform Act, which increased and stabilized state aid to districts, established common learning expectations statewide, and made it easier to see where schools were doing well and where changes might be needed. Massachusetts' recent successes reflect an enduring bipartisan commitment to those principles.