In the News

My Students Are Afraid For Their Futures Because Of Our Immigration Policies

August 9th, 2018|WBUR|

Kelly Garcia, a local teacher and member of Educators for Excellence-Boston, shares how we don't need to travel to Texas, Arizona or Mexico to see the suffering and fear resulting from our country’s immigration policy or the trauma it’s inflicting on our children. It’s here in Massachusetts, too. Read the full piece on WBUR's Cognoscenti.

Facing the STEM challenge in education

June 26th, 2018|The Boston Globe|

In this joint op-ed by Vertex CEO Jeffrey Leiden and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, the two call for a focus on STEM education. With its highly educated workforce, vital venture capital community, top-notch hospitals and academic research institutes, and a strong public-private partnership, Greater Boston has made itself the biotech place to be. No wonder, [...]

Acknowledging the Everyday Trauma in Students’ Lives

June 26th, 2018|Commonwealth Magazine|

Educators for Excellence-Boston's leader calls attention to students living in low-income neighborhoods that experience trauma on a regular basis but never see their issues debated during prime time.  Brandy Fluker-Oakley calls for public attention and school resources to be proportionally and equally allocated for the trauma that so many of our students quietly experience. Full article [...]

Tax Tuesday: Side Hustles

April 20th, 2018|NECN|

More than 44 million Americans have a side job. That makes their taxes a bit more complicated. Mark Nichols, a member of the Massachusetts Society of CPAs, gives some advice on NECN's recurring Tax Tuesday segment. Watch the clip here.

Boston’s Brand as Tech Destination is Muddled

April 20th, 2018|Commonwealth Magazine|

Simon Taylor, CEO of HYCU Software, says Boston’s brand as a tech destination is muddled – unlike Silicon Valley with its customer-facing tech giants and free-spirited venture capitalists. Boston allows itself to be perceived as bland and fragmented in terms of tech. But when you dig a little deeper, it’s clear that Boston is world class [...]

Making Cities Smarter In Today’s Ultra-Connected World

July 24th, 2017|VentureFizz|

If you told someone 10 years ago that Internet accessibility was a human right, they probably would have looked at you funny. But today, the idea of living Internet-free may be more challenging than ever. It’s how we communicate, how we learn, how we get our news, how we look for work, and for many [...]

Building a Future With YouthBuild

July 21st, 2017|NECN|

John Valverde, the YouthBuild CEO describes the non-profit that focuses on unemployed, low-income young adults who earn their high school diplomas while building affordable housing. Plus he shares his own personal and inspirational story-from incarceration to CEO. Full video here

New public finance funding sources spark transparency concerns

July 18th, 2017|Bond Buyer|

A decreased reliance on bonds to finance capital investments has created a need for more municipal market research tools to analyze alternative forms of public financing, according to industry experts. New issue bonds fell 25% between 2005 and 2016 in nominal dollars, according to the Mergent Fixed Income database presented at the Brookings Institution's sixth [...]

Safe Communities Act: The right side of history

June 23rd, 2017|Worcester Telegram & Gazette|

From the first-ever National Women’s Rights Convention in 1850 to the marriage equality movement, Massachusetts is often among the first states to stand on the right side of history. Now, state leaders have the opportunity to again pick the right side of history by passing the Safe Communities Act and sending a clear message that [...]

Thirty years of progress

June 21st, 2017|Martha’s Vineyard Times|

The Partnership recently celebrated its 30th anniversary at its leadership summit weekend on the Vineyard. Approximately 360 of the commonwealth’s most successful and culturally diverse business leaders, CEOs, and other corporate professionals gathered to hear speakers, take part in relevant discussions surrounding diversity, and network under the tents on the grounds of the future Martha’s [...]