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Opinion: STEM helps narrow the opportunity gap
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Oct 23, 6:26 AM: One of the prevalent arguments for increasing STEM learning in Massachusetts schools is to ensure that we have the educated workforce needed to compete in an increasingly high-tech 21st-century economy. But another advantage to STEM >
Opinion: Charter school debate is not over
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Oct 23, 4:59 AM: TWO YEARS AFTER an ill-conceived ballot campaign in which Massachusetts voters rejected raising the cap on charter public schools, the political impulse is to assume this debate is settled. But as long as the conditions charters >
Editorial: Greenfield Savings and Franklin County Technical School a great partnership
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Oct 22, 5:14 AM: No doubt our local banks need to turn a profit at the end of the day, but there are ways to do that by riding a wave of economic development that enriches the community without endangering it. That’s why we love how Greenfield >
After Failed Charter School Expansion, Baker Focuses On Small-Scale Education Initiatives
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Oct 17, 6:34 AM: So when the prospect of more charter schools made the ballot in 2016, Baker went to bat for it. Baker aides Jim Conroy and Will Keyser ran the 2016 ballot campaign — the most expensive in state history. The governor himself spoke at >
Opinion: It’s time to change school funding, through the Legislature
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Oct 11, 7:15 AM: Last week’s MCAS results dramatically underscore what thousands of parents, teachers, administrators and students have known for years: Massachusetts has the very best public schools in the country – but the quality of education and >
Cheironeum charter proposal fails to get state OK to move on
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Oct 10, 6:33 AM: For the fourth time, state education officials didn’t ask the proposed New Bedford Cheironeum charter school to submit a final application, but the lead founder said they’ll “be back stronger than ever.
A numbers war: New Bedford school district and charter schools disagree about cost of the charters
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Oct 9, 6:26 AM: Alma del Mar, a successful elementary charter public school in the North End, has petitioned the state to increase its enrollment by more than 1,000 seats, and over the next five years, open two entirely new school buildings.
Opinion: Alma del Mar serves same population as the district
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Oct 2, 5:55 AM: The resolution was voted to committee and I am going to trust in the process to allow the truth to surface on this issue. In the meantime, I am thankful that my child gets to continue to take advantage of the lifeline that has been >
New Bedford’s charter school battle
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Oct 1, 7:10 AM: Nearly two years ago, voters weighed in on a contentious ballot question over charter school expansion in the state. But the battle over the independently run, but publicly funded, schools hardly ended there. Ground zero for the >
Editorial: Taking Massachusetts ed reform to the next level
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Oct 1, 5:05 AM: Let’s not forget, it took a Supreme Judicial Court ruling back in 1993 to spur the first round of education reform — and with it, for the first time not just enormous amounts of state dollars but MCAS tests, including as a >
MCAS results a mixed bag for city charter schools
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Sep 27, 6:28 AM: On the next-generation MCAS test at Alma del Mar Charter School, the percentage of students who scored meeting expectations or above in both English language arts (ELA) and math increased slightly.
MCAS results: 40 percent of city schools need help
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Sep 27, 5:10 AM: Forty percent of Boston Public Schools require intervention and the district needs to improve when it comes to reducing chronic absenteeism, boosting English proficiency among English learners and advanced coursework completion for >
Push for more school funding gains ally
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Sep 24, 6:36 AM: Massachusetts has long been ranked No. 1 on a number of national education benchmarks, including the SAT, but wide gaps in achievement persist in the state among students of different backgrounds, prompting more than a dozen >
Community Divided Over A Proposed New Home For Roxbury Prep Charter High School
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Sep 21, 5:59 AM: For the past few years, Roxbury Prep High School has been a schoolhouse divided: two campuses, five crosstown miles apart.
After debate, NB charter school resolution referred to committee
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Sep 14, 6:15 AM: Supporters of Alma del Mar Charter School, including students, family members and its founder and executive director gathered in the City Council chamber Thursday night, as the council weighed a resolution opposing proposed local >
Controversial charter school opening in West Springfield a little late
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Sep 7, 6:16 AM: But Nelson, principal of the Hampden Charter School of Science West, has had to wait longer than most because the new school will not open until Monday, a full week or more after most schools in the area, in part due to a >
Charter school reflects on 20 years
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Sep 6, 6:51 AM: This week, as that same charter school kicked off its 20th year in operation, it now serves nearly 1,700 children in grades 5-12 in an environment entirely different than the one students may have encountered in 1998.
New charter school for alternative students from Plymouth, Wareham, Carver
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Aug 31, 6:18 AM: After years of planning and months of frenetic construction, Map Academy, the new public charter school for alternative students, is set to open.
Worcester public schools push college prep
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Aug 30, 7:29 AM: Between the district’s new Innovation Pathways and early college programs and a new introductory course for freshmen, Superintendent Maureen Binienda said, her administration is in the midst of a “redesign” of the city’s high >
New charter school for alternative students from Plymouth, Wareham, Carver
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Aug 29, 6:25 AM: After years of planning and months of frenetic construction, Map Academy, the new public charter school for alternative students, is set to open.

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