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M ore than 85 teachers from across the state plus MTA local association presidents, superintendents and Secretary
of Education Matthew Malone participated in
the second annual professional development
conference held by the Massachusetts Aspiration and
Achievement Partnership, which seeks to increase
student participation in Advanced Placement courses
and maximize student results on AP tests.
During the conference on March 17 at the
University of Massachusetts Boston, AP and
International Baccalaureate teachers worked
collaboratively in breakout sessions based on subject
matter, sharing best practices and strategies. The
workshops were designed by educators from the
districts that pioneered the MAAP initiative: Milton,
Pembroke, Holbrook, Brockton and Taunton.
“It’s difficult to collaborate with peers from
other districts,” said Milton AP English teacher Nick
Education Secretary Matt Malone, second
from left, chats with Brockton Superintendent
Kathleen Smith, center, and Brockton
Education Association President Kim Gibson.
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