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Mass. Becomes 13th State to Allow Some Undocumented Students to Pay In-State Tuition

Mass. Becomes 13th State to Allow Some Undocumented Students to Pay In-State Tuition

by Jorge Rivas on November 20 2012, 3:58PM

The decision will cut tuition fees by about 50 percent for undocumented students attending state colleges.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Man Wins Lottery After Dropping Out of College to Help Single Mom

Man Wins Lottery After Dropping Out of College to Help Single Mom

by Jorge Rivas on October 19 2012, 9:00AM

Sandeep Singh dropped out of school to work two jobs so he could help his single mom pay their mortgage. Now the 22-year-old is a millionaire.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

NY and MA Forced to Join Secure Communities Despite Opposition

NY and MA Forced to Join Secure Communities Despite Opposition

by Jorge Rivas on May 14 2012, 5:33PM

Despite opposition from the governors of New York and Massachusetts, federal immigration authorities are moving forward to implement Secure Communities in both states.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Massachusetts Gov. Patrick  Signs Transgender Equality Bill Into Law

Massachusetts Gov. Patrick Signs Transgender Equality Bill Into Law

by Jorge Rivas on January 19 2012, 3:03PM

The Massachusetts Governor signed an act in to law that now legally protects transgender individuals from discrimination in housing, education, employment and credit.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Mass. Supreme Court: Universal Healthcare Includes Legal Immigrants Too

Mass. Supreme Court: Universal Healthcare Includes Legal Immigrants Too

by Jorge Rivas on January 5 2012, 4:16PM

The state’s highest court has ruled that Massachusetts cannot prevent legal immigrants from enrolling in the state’s subsidized health care program.

Topics: Health, /NOW

Gov. Deval Patrick Opens Up About Educating Kids of Color for The Root

Gov. Deval Patrick Opens Up About Educating Kids of Color for The Root

by Jamilah King on April 22 2011, 4:45PM

It’s good to see an elected official who, at least to some extent, is willing to own up to the harsh realities of his state’s flaws.

Topics: Politics, Schools & Youth

Report: Massachusetts Schools Fail Latino Students

Report: Massachusetts Schools Fail Latino Students

by Julianne Hing on January 31 2011, 10:39AM

If one of the nation’s top-ranked school districts can’t figure out how to meet the needs of its students, imagine how other states are faring.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick Calls For In-State Tuition

Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick Calls For In-State Tuition

by Julianne Hing on November 19 2010, 3:40PM

“This is your home,” the governor says.

Topics: Immigration

Got a Record? You Can Still Get a Job in Massachusetts

Got a Record? You Can Still Get a Job in Massachusetts

by Dom Apollon on September 3 2010, 12:04PM

Massachusetts just became the second state to “ban the box” on job applications in both the public and private sector.

Topics: Criminal Justice

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