Colin Jones

Deputy Policy Director

Colin Jones is Deputy Policy Director at the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center. He provides support and guidance in carrying out the organization’s research and policy priorities. His research focuses on K-12 and higher education policy and finance.

Prior to joining MassBudget, Colin served four terms in AmeriCorps national service programs focused on project based learning, academic support, and entrepreneurship at the non-profits BUILD in Oakland, California and Citizen Schools Massachusetts. Colin also designed and implemented teen summer jobs programs through the John Hancock MLK Scholars program.

Colin completed his Masters in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, focusing on Urban Policy and Education. At Harvard, Colin also undertook field and course work in non-profit management, state and local finance, budgeting, and philanthropy. Colin holds a Bachelors of Arts in Politics from Oberlin College and is a native of the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts.

Recent

Higher Education Investments: Supporting Our Economy and Future Generations

Public higher education is critically important to the success of Massachusetts’ economy, but state support has lagged in recent decades. This report evaluates current proposals ...
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Prospects for Investment, Stability, and Growth in Early Education in Massachusetts

As the challenges of the COVID pandemic continue to reverberate across the state, early education and care (EEC) providers persevere every day. Early care centers ...
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A Millionaire Tax is Necessary to Advance Critical Education Investments in Massachusetts

Federal pandemic relief has helped avert education cuts and added significant funds to expand services during the pandemic. But it is insufficient and too short-term ...
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