- New charter school proposed for Milford
- Aug 16, 7:38 AM: An assistant principal at a Milford middle school is behind a proposal to open a charter school in town, according to an application received by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
- Proposed Westfield charter school would draw from Hampshire County
- Aug 14, 7:02 AM: Four groups have proposed opening charter schools in Massachusetts next year, and one would draw students from several Hampshire County school districts, according to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
- 4 groups apply to open charter schools in Massachusetts; 3 existing charters want to expand
- Aug 12, 7:25 AM: Four groups have submitted initial proposals to open charter schools, and three existing charter schools requested to expand their enrollment, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced Friday.
- Frustrated education activists stage ‘beach party’
Activists outraged by the lack of progress on an education funding bill set up a “beach party” outside the State House, hoping to tie the scene to what lawmakers will encounter on their coming August recess.
Aug 2, 6:02 AM:
- Report: Massachusetts schools best in the nation — again
- > Aug 1, 7:09 AM: The state’s schools were the highest ranked in both math and reading test scores, as well as the lowest percentage of threatened and injured high school students. The state ranked in the top five in several other
- Burlington High School to launch Innovation Pathway program
- > Jul 30, 7:27 AM: BHS as well as three other schools — Agawam High School, Atlantis Charter School and Brockton High School — will start these new programs after receiving official designation status from the Departments of Elementary and Secondary
- Mass. Lawmakers Send $43.1B Budget To Gov. Baker
- Jul 24, 7:57 AM: The Massachusetts House and Senate on Monday adopted a $43.1 billion annual budget that lawmakers said offers the largest annual increase ever in K-12 education spending, a $269 million boost.
- Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School sues state education officials for denying the school permission to expand
The Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School in Hadley is challenging in court a decision by state education officials denying the school permission to expand.
Jul 24, 7:16 AM:
- Education advocates see progress on Beacon Hill
- > Jul 23, 6:32 AM: Many education advocates are characterizing the state’s new budget as a big step toward overhauling school funding, but they are still eager for Beacon Hill to pass a separate and more comprehensive remake of the state’s 26-year-old
- Four Massachusetts high schools to launch Innovation Pathway programs, giving students access to college courses
- Jul 22, 7:00 AM: Four Massachusetts high schools will launch new Innovation Pathway programs this fall to give students skills and experience in particular industries through college courses and internships.
- Bentley Academy shedding charter model
- Jul 19, 6:10 AM: ;Bentley Academy Charter School is departing from its charter school model and becoming an "innovation school" under direct city control beginning with the 2020-21 school year.
- Teachers press for ed. funding
- Jul 18, 7:50 AM: Last Thursday, Campbell joined several dozen activists with the Massachusetts Teachers Union for a demonstration at the State House, demanding that legislators pass a bill to increase education funding.
- Baker seeks to expand early college
- Jul 12, 7:12 AM: On Beacon Hill, Gov. Charlie Baker is pushing to significantly expand such early college and career pathway programs, which operate under agreements between high schools, community colleges and state-funded universities.
- Students receiving free classes through MWCC STEM Starter Academy
- > Jul 12, 5:46 AM: Mount Wachusett Community College’s annual STEM Starter Academy is under way at the college, with 51 students receiving up to two free college classes, a $1,000 stipend and a jump start on their Associate’s Degree in a Science,
- Pioneer Charter School of Science graduates senior class
- Jul 10, 6:17 AM: Of the 82 seniors graduating, including 37 from PCSS I and 45 from PCSS II, 100% of the students who applied received acceptance letters to college.
- Springfield high school students attend critical thinking course at STCC
- > Jul 3, 5:55 AM: Students from Hampden Charter School of Science, Central High School, and Springfield Renaissance School enrolled in a critical thinking course at STCC this summer, learning about bias, perspective, and building strong
- Pioneer Institute study calls for more education reform, accountability
- > Jul 3, 5:32 AM: Cambridge, a city neighboring Boston with a mix of incomes, spends $29,500 to educate each student in its school system. Most of that money — nearly $26,000 — comes from city taxpayers, with the state paying just
- Report backs Governor Baker tying strings to new education dollars
- > Jul 3, 5:28 AM: Governor Charlie Baker’s proposal to overhaul state education aid would provide enough money to reduce the spending inequities between affluent and poor districts and takes appropriate steps to tie that money to specific efforts to
- Opinion: Boston’s community college problem
- > Jul 1, 6:38 AM: Less than 3 percent of newly enrolled, full-time students graduate on time from community colleges in Boston: 2 percent at Bunker Hill Community College and 1 percent at Roxbury Community College. It’s college decision time, and
- Column: High school makeover to offer discovery pathways
- Jun 28, 7:13 AM: The recently-announced turnaround plan for Salem High School will transform the school experience through Discovery Pathways, a focused sequence of courses in a variety of disciplines.