- 'Statistics can't measure hearts': Determination, persistence, hope define Phoenix Charter Academy Springfield Class of 2018
- Jun 20, 7:09 AM: Smith, 19, of Springfield, was one of 23 graduates from Phoenix Charter Academy Springfield who earned their high school diplomas during a commencement ceremony Tuesday at Springfield Technical Community College.
- As Charter Schools Narrow Achievement Gaps, Some Rethink Strict Discipline
When Nicolette talks about high expectations, some of the schools he represents — especially the ones with high test scores — also have significantly higher rates of discipline.
Jun 20, 5:15 AM:
- Stark, Stubborn 'Achievement Gaps' Persist 25 Years After Education Reform
- > Jun 19, 6:48 AM: Today, the state is running three entire districts — Lawrence, Holyoke and Southbridge. All of them are majority Latino districts. And the track record for that kind of state control — which often involves mass layoffs of teachers
- Parents look for answers regarding Horace Mann charter school
- Jun 19, 4:27 AM: Parents and teachers call the K-3 charter school an educational success — and want to know why the Barnstable School Committee voted not to renew its charter earlier this month.
- Virtual public high school graduates 125
- Jun 18, 4:54 AM: Seven MetroWest residents were among 125 high school seniors who on Friday joined a growing alumni base of TEC Connections Academy (TECCA), the state’s largest virtual public school.
- Group submits prospectus to district for start-up innovation school in Worcester
- Jun 4, 6:20 AM: A local group said it submitted to the city School Department on Friday its proposal to open the state’s first start-up in-district innovation school.
- Opinion: Charter ruling a step backwards
- > Jun 1, 4:59 AM: THESE WOULD BE the best of times for Boston public charter schools were education policy decisions driven by evidence. Boston’s charters are nationwide models and uniquely successful at closing pernicious achievement
- Editorial: Senate provides help for rural school districts
- > May 31, 5:17 AM: The separate rural aid plan, as adopted by the Senate, would enable school districts with fewer than 10 students per mile to receive an extra $100 per student in the budget year that begins in July. Hinds said 40 school districts
- State Senate OKs rural school aid for county districts
After years of state, school and town officials beating the drum for rural school aid, rural districts, including Mohawk, Frontier, Pioneer Valley, and the 19 member-town Franklin County Technical School District, could see $100 >
May 24, 6:15 AM:
- Senate adopts limits on charter school expansion
- > May 24, 5:37 AM: The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education would be prohibited from approving new charter schools or charter expansions unless the Legislature fully funds charter school reimbursements for local districts under a provision the
- Brockton charter school gets funding for early college program
- May 18, 6:18 AM: New Heights Charter School of Brockton, partnered with Massasoit Community College, was one of only five schools throughout the state to receive official designations for early college programs.
- Boston Public Schools changes include working with University of Virginia
- May 17, 5:51 AM: Boston Public Schools is working with the University of Virginia in a new three-year partnership to improve achievement at five elementary schools.
- Editorial: Seize the moment on new education bill
- > May 14, 7:08 AM: Fully implemented, the measure would pour more than $1 billion in new money into the public schools on an annual basis — providing a critical update to a funding formula that has failed to keep up with the ballooning costs of health
- Attleboro board rejects school choice
- May 10, 6:06 AM: The city school committee has once again voted against offering school choice, which would allow students from neighboring towns to attend Attleboro schools.
- Letter: Charter School made a difference
- > May 9, 5:25 AM: Frankly, when Keith first started, we didn’t know what to make of this small school where everyone goes by their first name, debate is encouraged, and traditional strict discipline is not a priority. But we opened our minds and
- Charter school supporters regrouping after series of legal, ballot box defeats
- May 7, 7:14 AM: Advocates of lifting a state cap on charter schools are refocusing their efforts following defeats at the ballot box and the state's highest court.
- Pioneer Charter School Opens New Campus in Village
- May 4, 7:11 AM: The Pioneer Charter School welcomed students and City and state officials to its newest campus in the Village section of Everett over the last week.
- Charter Schools, dropouts, building conditions
- > May 3, 5:25 AM: At last week’s League of Women Voter’s Candidates Night four candidates for three open seats on the School Committee fielded 11 questions. Last week the OCM offered a summary of the first five and this week the candidates’ answers
- Don’t Cheer Too Loudly at Massachusetts’ Charter-School Ruling
- > May 2, 5:12 AM: Last week, the Massachusetts Supreme Court upheld the statutory cap on the number of charter schools that can operate in the state. Traditional public school supporters hailed the decision as a major policy victory, one they hope
- Highest Court In Mass. Finds Cap On Charter Schools Constitutional
- > Apr 25, 5:00 AM: In an opinion issued Tuesday, Massachusetts' Supreme Judicial Court dismissed a complaint that the cap on the number of charter schools allowed to operate in state violates students' rights under the state's