Monthly Archives: September 2011

Go Public! video and more


We had a terrific crowd at Framingham High School on Tuesday night for our Go Public! event. The Patch put together a terrific video of the event, please check it out below.

 

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Go Public! Tuesday at 7 p.m.


As Chairman of the Joint Committee on Higher Education, I want our public education system to be as accessible as possible to Massachusetts’ best and brightest.

That’s why I’m hosting an event Tuesday, Sept. 27 for students to get information about attending Massachusetts higher ed institutions. Go Public! is an event featuring college students, presidents, admissions counselors, and financial aid advisors, and it’s for parents and students who are interested in pursuing a degree.

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Disruptive Innovation, and the future of higher ed


Today, professor Clayton Christensen spoke at the State House about an economic theory he has developed called disruptive innovation.

His website describes it: “[A] framework which describes the process by which a product or service takes root initially in simple applications at the bottom of a market and then relentlessly moves ‘up market.’”

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Casino Debate Live-Blog


We will be live-blogging the casino gaming debate Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 1PM. Check back here or sign up on Twitter @tsannicandro for all the latest! 1:00PM Hey everyone, we should get started on the #macasino debate any minute. First some fun facts. 1:03PM Foxwoods casino in Connecticut has more than 7,000 slot machines, [...]

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Sannicandro boasts high roll call attendance


Sannicandro boasts high roll call attendance. Beacon Hill Roll Call reports local representatives’ roll call attendance records for the 2011 session through Sept. 2. The House has held 104 roll call votes. Beacon Hill Roll Call tabulates the number of roll calls for which each representative was present and voting and [...]

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Casino Gaming Legislation


The Massachusetts casino gaming bill is making its way through the legislature. Starting next week, debate will begin on the House floor. The bill would establish three regional resort casinos and one competitively bid slot parlor. (Read the full text of the bill here, and the amendments here and here). If [...]

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