EdRedesign Hosts Massachusetts Leaders Around Leveraging Financial Resources

EdRedesign Hosts Massachusetts Leaders Around Leveraging Financial Resources

Today the Education Redesign Lab hosted eighty leaders from across Massachusetts to unveil a new fiscal mapping tool to help communities identify additional federal and state funding to support children’s education and overall development. 

This event, Leveraging Federal and State Funding to Help All Children Thrive, took place as the legislature begins budget debates that will likely result in significant new investments in education across the Commonwealth.

We were joined by teams from Barnstable, Brockton, Cambridge,  Everett, Fitchburg, Haverhill, Holyoke, Lynn, Lowell, Malden, New Bedford, Revere, Salem, Somerville, Taunton and Worcester.

Attendees included superintendents and senior staff representatives from city budget offices, school districts, and human services departments.

We are thrilled to partner with the Children’s Funding Project and for the opportunity to bring together communities from across the stateto share our fiscal mapping tool, which is aimed at financing and expanding children’s services using a cross-section of public-funding streams– including from education, health, child and youth development, juvenile justice and housing.

The fiscal mapping tool, which will be publicly released in the coming weeks, will connect communities to available resources in order to expand services and supports and to close persistent achievement and opportunity gaps experienced by too many Massachusetts children.