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Rethinking 'Remedial' Classes: Instead of Helping Students Catch Up, They Hold Them Back
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Dec 14, 8:00 AM: In an effort to help disadvantaged students through college, both public schools and state officials have identified what may seem an unlikely bogeyman: the courses designed to help struggling students prepare for college-level >
Collision course
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Dec 13, 7:27 AM: More than half of Haverhill’s 534 public school teachers showed up at a hearing last week to oppose granting a charter to a group looking to bring a national charter school chain here.
Letter: Bumpy path ahead for Boston schools
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Dec 12, 8:02 AM: Paul Grogan thinks charters, charter-like “autonomies,” and school closures offer the best path for Boston Public Schools. “We just need the fortitude to follow” this path, the Boston Foundation CEO concludes (“Building a path >
Letter: Massachusetts charter schools are subject to high standards and accountability measures
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Dec 12, 6:32 AM: Contrary to New Bedford Education Association President Lou St. John’s assertions (“Our View: DESE should reject City on a Hill charter renewal application”), Massachusetts’ public charter schools are subject to far greater >
Education advocates call for Charlie Baker to prioritize ‘fair school funding’
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Dec 11, 7:11 AM: More than 20 parents of schoolchildren delivered nearly 1,700 letters to Governor Charlie Baker’s office on Monday, asking for what the group called a more equitable school funding formula.
Horace Mann Charter Could Become Innovation School
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Dec 10, 8:09 AM: Even though the Barnstable Community Horace Mann Charter School’s charter was not renewed during the summer, teachers are hoping to continue a similar educational model by converting it to an innovation school.
Opinion: What’s the way forward for Boston Public Schools?
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Dec 7, 8:29 AM: Once again, we are excited by our educational achievements. Massachusetts is number one in national student assessments. Boston is at or near the top in performance for large urban school districts. But not everyone has a reason to >
'We need to make a shift;' How one Massachusetts school is changing after a 41 percent suspension rate in its first year
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Dec 7, 8:19 AM: This summer, Libertas Academy Charter School founder Modesto Montero experienced a wake-up call. In the school's first year of operation, the charter had a 41 percent out-of-school suspension rate.
Amherst officials solidify opposition to expansion of Chinese charter school
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Dec 6, 8:45 AM: Amherst officials are going on record with their opposition to the requested expansion of the Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School in Hadley.
Hearing on charter school draws foes, supporters
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Dec 6, 6:12 AM: A proposal to open a fourth charter school in the city got a mostly negative reception at public hearing Wednesday, when an audience dominated by local educators said the school would be run by an out-of-towner with few ties to >
Mayor opposes City on a Hill’s application to renew its charter
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Dec 5, 7:48 AM: Questioning the caliber of education it provides, Mayor Jon Mitchell has written to the state in opposition to the renewal of City on a Hill’s charter.
Parents, teachers clash over new charter school
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Dec 4, 6:13 AM: Battle lines are being drawn in the struggle over a new charter school program proposed for Haverhill. More than half of Haverhill’s 534 public school teachers showed up at a hearing Monday night to oppose granting a charter to a >
Opinion: Listen to New Bedford families, not special interests
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Dec 3, 7:59 AM: SINCE THE 2016 BALLOT campaign around charter schools, we’ve seen victory lap after victory lap from the regressive anti-innovation crowd in education, but zero solutions presented to address the real and persistent problems that >
Leaders from local public, charter and private schools get together for professional development
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Dec 3, 7:24 AM: SouthCoast leaders in the public, charter and Catholic schools have started professional development sessions together as part of Boston College’s Lynch Leadership Academy “micro academy.
More English Learners Are Turning To Virtual Charter Schools. But Are They Meeting Their Needs?
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Dec 3, 6:56 AM: It’s Friday night and eighth grader Eve Leonardo is finishing a biology lesson from the TEC Connections Academy (TECCA). That evening’s lesson was all about animal species extinction and why some have stuck around.
We failed': Education reform architect Paul Reville calls for action to close achievement gap
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Nov 30, 7:20 AM: Paul Reville, one of the architects of the 1993 Massachusetts Education Reform Act, issued a clarion call Thursday for a new era of educational reform, saying that despite the state's high national ranking for student achievement, >
Teachers’ Union Mounts Anti-Charter School Campaign Ahead of DESE Visit to Haverhill
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Nov 29, 7:54 AM: Over the last several months, applicants eager to open a Wildflower Montessori school in Haverhill have worked their way to the top of a DESE short list, and the Dec. 3 session is one of two planned public hearings that will allow >
New Bedford Coalition makes passionate plea to Save Our Schools
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Nov 28, 8:17 AM: Keith Middle School was packed with a sea of red Tuesday night as community members donned shirts with a message for the New Bedford Coalition to Save Our Schools. The back of the shirts read: “Working to strengthen our public >
Column: Charter schools can close the achievement gap
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Nov 21, 7:31 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 >
Forums set on charter schools proposed for Lawrence, Haverhill
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Nov 20, 6:17 AM: Merrimack Valley residents have an opportunity to offer their comments on two charter schools that have been proposed for the region.

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