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.

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FAQ: Expanding School Meals and Implications for School Funding Formulas

Massachusetts schools are phasing-in a set of improvements to their school meals programs. These changes help ensure that more kids eat healthy meals every day ...
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The Right Size for Learning: Class Sizes in Massachusetts

Children have a better chance to succeed in school when they receive individualized support and attention. Smaller class sizes are one way to help our ...
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Opening the Process: Releasing Maintenance Budgets to the Public

Maintenance budgets are estimates of what it would take for the state to maintain services at the same level as prior years. These budgets are ...
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