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LEGISLATURE PASSES LANDMARK SCHOOL FUNDING LEGISLATION

On November 20, 2019, the Massachusetts Legislature voted to approve the Student Opportunity Act (“the Act”).  The Governor has ten days to respond to the Act.  The Act requires the Commissioner of the Department of Education (“DESE”) to establish statewide targets for addressing persistent disparities in achievement among student subgroups, including in subject matter and relevant grade level.  It further requires each superintendent, in consultation with the school committee, to establish local targets, consistent with the targets from DESE.

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Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane Continues to Grow with the Addition of an Innovative Corporate Attorney

  Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP, is pleased to announce the addition of Peter McNulty to the firm’s Corporate and Real Estate practices. Attorney McNulty joins the firm after serving as corporate counsel to a large community bank where he primarily focused on corporate and financial transactional work. Mr. McNulty handles the full spectrum of corporate and real estate matters and has assisted clients with entity formation, real estate transactions, mergers & acquisitions and investments, as well as commercial Read More

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PANDEMIC: LESSONS FOR SCHOOLS ABOUT THE DANGERS OF THE CORONAVIRUS

On February 1, 2020, a university student from Boston became the eighth person in the United States to be diagnosed with the coronavirus, and the first on the East Coast. This student had recently returned from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the pandemic. Since then, scarcely a day has passed without additional coverage of the coronavirus, which has been declared a global public health emergency.

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