State education chief says Mass. must regain ‘urgency’

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WORCESTER – Issuing a call for urgency in the face of complacency over the success of the state’s public education system, Massachusetts Secretary of Education James A. Peyser on Thursday outlined the state government’s efforts to improve career training, early childhood education quality, and other key areas.

Speaking at the 32nd annual meeting of the Worcester Regional Research Bureau, held at the DCU Center, Mr. Peyser started his speech by arguing an oft-pointed-to distinction for Massachusetts – the superiority of its schools compared to other states – has also been its vulnerability in recent years.

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