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Mass. AG’s Office Tells Malden Charter School To ‘Immediately’ End Ban On Hair Extensions
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May 22, 6:34 AM: The Massachusetts Attorney General's office called on a Malden charter school Friday to "immediately" end its policy of banning students from wearing hair extensions, a rule that some have deemed racially insensitive to black >
Verdict is mixed for state’s second effort to help turnaround schools
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May 22, 5:44 AM: Despite successes and a strong emphasis on education, there is still not a consensus on how to help the more 60 schools in the state grappling with how to close the achievement gap.
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey looking into Malden charter school discrimination claims
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May 17, 6:10 AM: Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said Tuesday she is looking into claims of discrimination at Mystic Valley Regional Charter School in Malden.
Gov. Baker visits Springfield, applauds Empowerment Zone school efforts
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May 17, 5:25 AM: The partnership is made up of the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Springfield Public Schools, the Springfield Teachers Association and the nonprofit education reform group Empower Schools.
Fall George Jacome going road in biking effort to raise funds for Atlantis Charter School
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May 15, 6:54 AM:

His approximately 460-mile, five-day journey from the nation’s capital back to hometown Fall River is a Herculean effort to raise money and awareness for the city’s Atlantis Charter School, which is building a new campus near the >

Push for 2nd charter school renewed in Lynn
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May 12, 6:27 AM: The prospect of the city’s second charter school gained traction this week thanks to funding from some big name donors.
Silver Hill Parents Beseech School Committee: Save Our Charter
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May 12, 5:55 AM: Parents, students and staff from Silver Hill School filled council chambers and spilled into the second-floor hallway at City Hall in a show of support for renewal of the Horace Mann school’s charter.
Lawmakers hear appeals to protect teachers in turnaround districts
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May 11, 5:20 AM: Teachers in the state’s struggling schools lack the same job security as their peers in high-achieving districts, labor leaders told lawmakers on Tuesday, seeking legislative action on a subject that is currently before the Appeals >
Revisiting the Question 2 messaging battle
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May 9, 6:11 AM: CONFUSION IS THE ENEMY if you’re trying to build support for change. Local media still matters. And when it comes to education, voters will trust the word of their local school committee and their children’s teachers over that of >
Charter Renewal or Not, Chairman Says Silver Hill Best as ‘Innovation School’
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May 3, 5:53 AM: If teachers, the superintendent or mayor and School Committee ultimately reject its second renewal as a city-owned charter school, the kindergarten through fifth grade school could convert to, what the state calls, an “innovation >
Silver Hill parents, educators fear loss of charter status
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May 2, 6:30 AM: Parents say Silver Hill Horace Mann Charter School is in danger of losing its renewal due to a change concerning who in the school district can vote on the request.
Teachers to Vote Thursday on Silver Hill Charter School Renewal
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May 2, 6:16 AM: Haverhill teachers will decide Thursday whether to renew the charter of the city-owned Silver Hill Horace Mann Charter Elementary School.
Libertas Academy, Springfield’s newest charter school, a labor of love, gratitude for founder Modest
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Apr 24, 7:07 AM: When the first 90 students at Libertas Academy, the city's newest public charter school, head to classes in August, they'll be living a dream come true for the school's founder, 28-year-old Modesto Montero.
House budget more generous to local schools, but old issues persist
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Apr 20, 6:23 AM: But according to the state’s district-by-district “cherry sheet” estimates, many districts in Central Massachusetts would see a relatively larger percentage funding increase, or in some cases even a net reduction, thanks to big >
Union accuses Boston School Department of trying to silence teachers
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Apr 12, 6:52 AM: The Boston Teachers Union Tuesday accused the School Department of intimidating teachers who speak with the news media and of trying to infringe upon their First Amendment rights.
Schools getting attention of governor, nation for unique learning style
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Apr 11, 6:21 AM: There’s a new type of learning in Springfield that’s getting the attention of the governor and the nation. It’s known as the empowerment zone and consists of 8 middle and high schools in the district. Simply put: Empowerment zone >
Sturbridge charter school seen draining money from Southbridge district
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Apr 6, 5:14 AM: The charter school reached its first-year enrollment capacity of 160 students after a lottery on March 4. The student population will consist of 68 students from Southbridge, 28 students from Spencer-East Brookfield, 19 students >
Teaching collaborative brings together Boston’s public, charter, Catholic schools
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Apr 4, 7:23 AM: As part of a citywide partnership scheduled to launch Tuesday, Boston educators from public, charter, and Catholic schools will teach their colleagues about best practices in the classroom in an effort to foster collaboration among >
KIPP signs agreement for $20M high school
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Apr 3, 6:34 AM: KIPP Massachusetts, which operates the Academy Lynn Public Charter School, has signed an agreement to purchase a former parking lot on Munroe Street that has been used as a community garden.
With every name called, families cheer
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Mar 27, 7:00 AM: Julie Avelino and Yohanna Santos could barely contain their excitement March 11 upon learning that their children were accepted into Collegiate Charter School of Lowell.

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