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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.
Boston Teachers Union rallies for a new contract
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Mar 23, 6:31 AM: More than a thousand Boston Public Schools teachers protested today outside the Bruce C. Bolling building for a new contract, claiming the city is being unfair to them and to students.
Teachers union bigwig to join Boston contract protest tomorrow
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Mar 21, 6:53 AM: A leading national teachers union boss is set to hit the Hub tomorrow to headline a protest over stalled contract talks between the city and the teachers, local union officials confirm.
Lowell school finally has a home, but blueprints are in works
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Mar 21, 6:31 AM: Rome wasn't built in one day ... and neither is a K-12 charter school. After squeezing into multiple locations for three years, the Collegiate Charter School of Lowell built its own learning center and finally moved into its own >
Boston teachers’ union calls for protest as contract talks stall
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Mar 15, 5:44 AM: The Boston Teachers Union is calling on its members to protest stalled contract talks after it says Boston Public Schools officials have “barely budged” on key issues, including pay equity for staffers at autonomous schools, paid >
Brockton mayor pleads for second year of full charter school reimbursement
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Mar 14, 6:48 AM: Brockton's mayor is calling on the state to provide a second year of full reimbursement to the city's public school system after a new charter school caused uncertainty in Septemeber when it made a last-minute decision to open at a >
Libertas Academy, Springfield’s newest charter school, to hold enrollment lottery
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Mar 14, 6:37 AM: Libertas Academy, the city's newest public charter school, will hold a lottery Tuesday evening at the Naismith Memorial Basketball of Fame to select 90 students from the 180 applicants for its inaugural sixth-grade class.
Malden officials advocate for new in-district charter or innovation school
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Mar 8, 6:52 AM: Malden's school system could benefit from the conversion of one of its K-8 schools to an in-district charter school or an innovation school, said Interim Superintendent Charles Grandson and Ward 4 School Committee member Leonard >
Superintendents protest sci-tech charter school OK’d to open in Hampden County
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Mar 6, 7:43 AM: A new charter school approved this week for Western Massachusetts will focus on students from Agawam, Holyoke, Westfield and West Springfield interested in math, science and technology, offering them daily lab courses and plenty of >
For Boston charters, a record spike in applicants
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Mar 6, 7:35 AM: Applications for Boston charter schools for the upcoming school year have more than doubled, shattering previous records, following the launch of a new online enrollment system allowing families to apply to multiple schools at >
Gov. Charlie Baker calls November charter school vote a ‘mistake’ but respects voters’ will
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Mar 3, 6:44 AM: Although Gov. Charlie Baker believes voters made a mistake when they rejected a proposed charter school expansion, he said he respects the will of voters and will be looking to other models to help children in failing schools, >
Alma del Mar accepts 57 new students in lottery
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Mar 1, 7:37 AM: Penelope was one of 57 new students to be accepted to the New Bedford charter school. According to the school's founder and executive director, Will Gardner, the school received roughly 500 applications to fill 40 open seats in >
It’s official - Plymouth has a new charter high school
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Feb 28, 5:48 AM: A new charter school has been approved in Plymouth.  The Map Academy Charter School's administration announced the approval on their Facebook page earlier this evening.
Three more charter schools up for a vote
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Feb 27, 7:40 AM: Three more charter schools could get the go-ahead Monday. The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is slated to vote on the proposals after each received a favorable recommendation from commissioner Mitchell >
Doubling enrollment proposed for Chinese Immersion Charter School
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Feb 24, 6:04 AM: A proposal to nearly double the student enrollment of the Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School in Hadley is being endorsed by the state’s commissioner of education, raising concern from Amherst school and town officials >
Hudson again OKs school choice, limited to grades 5-11
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Feb 23, 5:57 AM: School Committee members Tuesday once again signed off on participating in the state's school choice program, but limited availability to grades 5-11.
State education board considers approving new charter schools
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Feb 21, 5:37 AM: Education officials will vote on three new charter schools for Massachusetts students this week. Two of those schools would be located in western Massachusetts.
Education Commissioner expresses support for new charter school in Westfield
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Feb 17, 6:23 AM: Mitchell D. Chester, Commissioner for the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, announced on Thursday that he will recommend that the Board give charters to groups that want to open several new charter schools across the >
Springfield ‘empowerment zone’ school model considered for statewide expansion
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Feb 13, 7:00 AM: A unique educational model in Springfield may be replicated statewide -- if some lawmakers and the Massachusetts governor have their way.
Nonprofit will no longer run troubled Dever Elementary for state
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Feb 9, 7:00 AM: A Newton nonprofit will step down as the state-appointed receiver of the Dever Elementary School in Boston in June, state officials announced Wednesday, ending three rocky years of oversight that did little to boost academic >

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