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'Our kids deserve this building': Alma del Mar opens its new Frederick Douglass campus
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Jan 11, 9:35 AM: Scholars and teachers at Alma del Mar Charter School kicked off 2022 by finally moving into the new Frederick Douglass campus on Davis Street.
‘Safety Should be an Option': Boston Student Petitions to Bring Back Remote Learning
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Jan 11, 8:46 AM: William Hu, a senior at Boston Latin School, is calling for the governor to make remote learning an option for schools as COVID cases surge once again
COVID-19 surge exposes Mass. educational inequities in livestreaming classes
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Jan 10, 9:22 AM: This may explain why just 39 of nearly 50,000 Boston public school students are enrolled in livestreaming even as COVID-19 cases surge. And that underscores the persistent inequities in education depending on where a child in >
Michelle Wu calls for more flexibility for remote learning amid coronavirus surge
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Jan 10, 9:08 AM: Mayor Michelle Wu made the rounds on Sunday morning television shows where she pressed the state for more flexibility around remote instruction in schools and defended her heightened vaccination policies as cases — fueled by the >
Michelle Wu suggests state’s ban on remote learning — even due to staffing shortages — is too rigid
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Jan 6, 7:47 AM:

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu suggested Wednesday that she’s hoping for more flexibility from Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration when it comes to allowing temporary remote learning at schools dealing with staffing shortages due to the >

Local Charter Public School “Levels Up” Its Academic Program
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Jan 5, 7:33 AM: In 2018, the Phoenix Charter Academy Network implemented Competency Based Learning, a model that uncouples student progress from the calendar year. In this model, students don’t wait until the end of the year to finish courses or >
As cases surge, administrators and officials look to keep schools open for in-person learning
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Jan 4, 6:48 AM: As the highly contagious Omicron variant ricochets around Massachusetts, some students, parents, and teachers worry whether schools can reopen — and stay open — after the holiday break, as the state has ordered them to >
State education officials reject call by teachers union to keep schools closed Monday after COVID testing kits arrive late
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Jan 3, 6:14 AM: Massachusetts officials on Friday rebuffed calls by the state’s largest teachers union for schools to remain closed Monday, following a snag in the state’s plan to provide COVID-19 rapid-test kits to educators before classes >
Students showcase musical talents at Holyoke charter school
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Dec 23, 7:41 AM: A multicultural celebration took place at a local charter school Wednesday night, with a guest appearance from a Holyoke Councilor At Large elect.
Make the Charlestown Innovation and Inclusive High School proposal the proving ground for students
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Dec 22, 9:51 AM: Our vision is about demonstrating that it is possible to support every student. It is about setting aside the false choice between success in an exam school and failure in an open-enrollment school.
Opinion: Make the Charlestown Innovation and Inclusive High School proposal the proving ground for students
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Dec 20, 6:44 AM: Our vision is about demonstrating that it is possible to support every student. It is about setting aside the false choice between success in an exam school and failure in an open-enrollment school.
Siphoned resources or innovative model? State hears arguments for, against new charter school
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Dec 17, 7:44 AM: Opponents of a proposed new charter school raised concerns about siphoning resources away from traditional public schools while backers of the school lauded its early college model during a public hearing on Wednesday.
New Bedford's Mayor Mitchell opposes charter school proposal in letter to Massachusetts Gov. Baker
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Dec 15, 9:51 AM: New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell and Fall River Mayor Paul Coogan have sent a letter to Gov. Charlie Baker today, detailing their strong opposition to the proposed Innovators Charter School.
Schools see unexpected enrollment dip for 2nd year
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Dec 14, 6:58 AM: Superintendent Jennifer Willard told a joint budget roundtable meeting of town officials from Southwick, Tolland and Granville on Thursday evening that the regional school district has seen a significant decline in enrollment over >
Excel Academy Charter Schools Selected for Program to Expand Educator Diversity Work
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Dec 9, 6:27 AM: In the Excel Academy Charter Schools of East Boston and Chelsea, 88% of the 1,389 students identify as people of color, while 46% of staff do. With new funding and dedicated support to increase educator diversity within their ranks, >
Parents, teachers push for prompt transition to elected Boston school committee
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Dec 7, 9:25 AM: The Boston School Committee is responsible for managing Boston Pubic Schools’ annual operating budget, hiring and overseeing the superintendent, and regulating policies and practices within city schools. Members of the 13-person >
Opinion: New Fall River, New Bedford charter school will pave the way to college success
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Dec 2, 7:02 AM: The young people of New Bedford and Fall River possess boundless potential. They dream of becoming tomorrow’s epidemiologists, computer scientists, and biomedical engineers. They deserve an education that will prepare them to reach >
Atlantis Charter students pair business and tech in school store of 3D printed items
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Dec 1, 9:23 AM: Students at Atlantis Charter School are getting a lesson in entrepreneurship and technology as they run a school store selling items they made themselves using 3D printers.
First-graders play catch-up this fall, after missing out on in-person kindergarten
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Nov 29, 8:19 AM: As a result, teachers said, first-graders showed up this fall with more uncertainty and anxiety than usual, and far less familiarity with basic classroom etiquette like sharing, taking turns, listening, and sitting still.
A Charter School's Racial Controversy Reveals the Battle for America's Classrooms
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Nov 22, 9:59 AM: The teaching of race in American schools has become a front-burner political issue. New laws regulating curricula have passed from coast to coast, and education was a dominant topic in Virginia’s recent gubernatorial election, which >

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