MassPartners for Public Schools is a coalition of the statewide teacher, parent, school committee, principal, and superintendent organizations in Massachusetts. Founded in 1999, our organizations pledged to find common ground on issues that affect everyday life in schools. MassPartners advocates on behalf of the public school community with state and federal legislators and represents the interests and concerns of public schools to the state department of elementary and secondary education. We share a commitment to improving public schools, to educating all children to high standards, and to supporting accountability within the education workforce. MassPartners is governed by a Board of Directors, employs a part-time administrator, and periodically issues policy briefs and position papers.
- The American Federation of Teachers Massachusetts (AFT Massachusetts) has represented teachers, paraprofessionals, other employees in the educational field, and public librarians in the Commonwealth since 1938. AFT Massachusetts advocates on behalf of its 25,000 members who work in the public schools, private and public higher education, and municipal libraries. AFT Massachusetts is fervently committed to obtaining excellent education for all students in the Commonwealth and to having outstanding libraries for all residents of the state. We want what is good for students, fair to all employees in the educational field, and librarians, and what is collaboratively done.
American Federation of Teachers (MA)
38 Chauncy Street, Boston 02111
617. 423.3342 | 800. 279.2523 | www.aftma.net
- The Massachusetts Association of School Committees (MASC) is a member-driven association, whose mission is to achieve excellence in school committee leadership through advocacy, training and service. Through a wide range of programs and services including training workshops and institutes, policy development and administrator search services, legal and advocacy support, and as an information clearinghouse, the Association provides guidance and expertise to its members and serves to communicate the school committee perspective to government leaders, the media, administrative agencies and other education-related organizations.
MA Association of School Committees
One McKinley Square, Boston 02109
617/523-8454 | 800.392.6023 | www.masc.org
- The Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (M.A.S.S.), founded in 1973, is the only statewide organization dedicated to the unique professional and advocacy concerns of school superintendents and assistant superintendents. The Association offers a variety of professional development institutes and regional meetings throughout the year. The mission of M.A.S.S. is to enable its members to have: an informed, powerful, cohesive voice to influence state legislation, policies, and funding; systems of professional support and collegiality; and, strategic leadership for the continuous improvement of public education for all children.
MA Association of School Superintendents
756 Marrett Road, Lexington 02421
781/541-5098 | www.massupt.org
- Formed in 1926 and now serving over 1000 members (elementary and middle school), the Massachusetts Elementary School Principals’ Association (MESPA) is the only statewide organization dedicated to the unique professional and advocacy concerns of elementary school principals and educators in Massachusetts schools. MESPA staff and consultants offer professional development that promote schools as learning communities and that advance superior professional standards of practice for elementary and middle level principals. MESPA hosts a recertification program for state principals, including an accredited assessment and evaluation process to determine proficiency and professional development needs of principals. MESPA can also offer legal and liability assistance and contractual support to principals.
MESPA Education and Technology Center
28 Lord Road, Marlborough 01752
508.624.0500 | www.mespa.org
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. – Nelson Mandela
- Established in 1910, the Massachusetts Parent Teacher Association (Mass PTA) has thousands of members among 119 local units in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Massachusetts PTA is a member-driven association and an affiliate of the National Congress of Parents and Teachers (National PTA). As the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer child advocacy association, PTA seeks to unite the forces of home, school, and community on behalf of children and youth. Massachusetts PTA provides a support network and technical assistance to local PTAs through state and district conferences, workshops, personalized schools of instruction, and publications and materials. Every PTA member is a member of their own local unit, the Massachusetts PTA, and the National PTA. Membership is open to anyone who is concerned with the education, health, and welfare of children and youth.
MA Parent Teacher Association
405 Waltham St #147, Lexington 02421
617/861-7910 | www.masspta.org
- Serving the needs of middle level and high school administrators, the Massachusetts Secondary School Administrators’ Association supports and promotes quality educational opportunities for middle and high school students throughout Massachusetts by:
– Providing a voice for secondary educational leaders
– Offering quality professional development for Association members and their staff
– Encouraging collaboration among members through networking
– Training future school leaders
– Organizing and facilitating statewide student activities such as Student Council, National Honor Society and Cheerleading
– Acting as an ongoing provider of pertinent and timely information to our members
– Maximizing the number of active Association members
– Collaborating with other educational leadership groups
MA Secondary School Administrators’ Association
33 Forge Parkway, Franklin 02038
508/541-7997 | www.mssaa.org
- The Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA) is a member-driven organization that accepts and supports the interdependence of professionals and unionism. The MTA represents 110,000 teachers, faculty, professional staff and education support professionals working at public schools, colleges, and universities across Massachusetts. The MTA is a union dedicated to improving the workplace and the quality of life for all education employees and to protecting their hard-won rights. Equally important, the MTA is an association of highly qualified professionals, committed to establishing and maintaining optimal conditions for student learning from preschool through graduate school.
Massachusetts Teachers Association
20 Ashburton Place, Boston 02108
800.392.6175 | 617.878.8000 | www.massteacher.org