Students wait to start a new sensory walk at the H.B. Lawrence School in Holyoke, Massachusetts.
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A Holyoke, Massachusetts, public school has something new to help students learn. It's not on a chalkboard or in a book. It's on the floor.

A sign on the Mass Pike entering Massachusetts.
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A series of recent marches in Massachusetts — including in Springfield and Worcester — supported driver's licenses for immigrants who are undocumented. 

The Massachusetts Statehouse.
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A so-called millionaire's tax got thrown off the ballot last year in Massachusetts. Now lawmakers are zeroing in on other ways to fund transportation and education. 

The Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford.
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Two bills before Connecticut lawmakers would require schools to teach African-American, as well as Puerto Rican and Latino history.

The Lamont administration wants to spend $800,000 to hire experts to help school districts regionalize and consolidate services in Connecticut.