November 27, 2019

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker has signed into law a bill that would provide $1.5 billion in new spending on the state’s K-12 education system when fully phased in over seven years.

Supporters of the measure say it will help ensure schools have the resources needed to provide high quality education for students across Massachusetts, regardless of zip code or income level.

The Republican signed the bill Tuesday at The English High School of Boston, the first public high school in America, founded in 1821.

Baker said the legislation is aimed at providing students “with the opportunities and resources they need to succeed including accountability measures that are essential to supporting underperforming schools.”

Legislative leaders say the new law

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