Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker.
Sam Doran / State House News Service

In the new year, Massachusetts politicians are going to have some extra disposable income.

Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito (at right) with Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders (center) and Maureen Gallagher of Jane Doe Inc. (at left).
Sam Doran / State House News Service

Massachusetts officials are poised to launch their first public awareness campaign around sexual assault and domestic violence in nearly 20 years, an effort Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito said will look to help teens learn about respect and healthy relationships.

Making Massachusetts Schools Fairer

Dec 20, 2018
A student works on math.
Masslive /

We in Massachusetts need to address an issue that for decades has compromised our standing as an educational leader. Despite the strides we’ve made, our education system is not properly serving all our students.

Northampton High School students discuss the school's art programs.
Kevin Cutting / Daily Hampshire Gazette /

The amount of class time Massachusetts students spend on the arts varies widely, according to state officials, with the average elementary schooler's instruction coming in two 45-minute blocks per week often reserved for visual arts and music.

Writer Grace Lin recommends some multicultural kids' books families might enjoy this winter season.

It's that time of year again: when we turn to author and illustrator Grace Lin for her list of the year's best children's books.