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Legislature sends Gov. Charlie Baker $1.5 billion education funding overhaul
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Nov 21, 8:13 AM: The Massachusetts Legislature on Wednesday sent Gov. Charlie Baker a bill that would provide a $1.5 billion influx of funding into the state’s public education system, with a focus on eliminating the performance gap >
Lawmakers reach compromise on education funding formula; Massachusetts poised to add $1.4 billion for public schools Updated Nov 19, 2019;Posted Nov 19, 2019
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Nov 20, 7:01 AM: Massachusetts is on the verge of adding $1.4 billion into the formula that funds public schools, under a compromise bill released Tuesday by a committee of House-Senate negotiators.
Letter: A vote of confidence for Boston charter school from parent and board member
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Nov 5, 7:23 AM: The article misses all that the school does to be college preparatory and focused on core issues of race and inequality. My son has had a whole English unit on busing and desegregation in Boston. He learned about civil >
Boston public schools lose ground on national exam
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Oct 31, 6:47 AM: Once lauded as one of the best urban school systems in the country, the Boston schools are losing increasingly more ground on a leading national exam, according to results released Wednesday, offering a fresh round of >
At union debate, incumbents and challengers differ on charter schools
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Oct 25, 4:58 AM: Five candidates vying for three seats on the School Committee almost got through the night without a question on charter schools, but the most controversial question came right before closing statements.
Board rejects Warwick school’s charter conversion
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Oct 24, 6:09 AM: After months of discussion, the Pioneer Valley Regional School District School Committee voted 7-to-5 Tuesday not to move forward in turning the Warwick Community School into a Horace Mann II Conversion School. >
House passes landmark education funding bill, but a clash with Senate is likely
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Oct 24, 6:00 AM: The Massachusetts House of Representatives unanimously passed sweeping legislation Wednesday to overhaul the state’s antiquated education funding system, setting up a clash with the Senate about how much power state >
Boston Latin Academy gifted $1 million from alumnus, Airbnb co-founder
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Oct 22, 7:58 AM: Boston Latin Academy received a $1 million donation from alumnus and Airbnb co-founder Nathan Blecharczyk who visited the school on Monday as part of Boston Public Schools STEM week.
Opinion: A commitment to rural education
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Oct 21, 8:35 AM: When we say, “This will be the first in Massachusetts” we are talking about the conversion elementary charter school proposal by Warwick’s Selectboard, an idea developed with hundreds of hours of time by at least 25 >
Editorial: Education funding: The House must repair the Senate’s damage
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Oct 15, 7:15 AM: The education bill now before the Legislature went into the Senate debate as a carefully crafted compromise — and came out with a key provision unacceptably altered.
River Valley Charter School, and a local family, mark 20 years
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Oct 15, 6:19 AM: The school, which accepts students through a lottery system, opened in September 1999 with 160 students enrolled in grades one through five. The school reached full capacity of 256 students in grades one through eight in >
Letter: Pro-charter forces block progress on equity in school funding
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Oct 11, 7:39 AM: Re “Changes by Senate cloud education bill” (Page A1, Oct. 7): Changes by the Massachusetts Senate are not what’s clouding legislation to fix our state’s outdated school funding formula. The clouds come from the same front >
Senate punts charter school issues to working group
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Oct 4, 6:43 AM: The Senate was not keen on adopting charter school-related amendments to its education funding and reform bill Thursday, but there was enough of a desire among senators to address charters that Senate President Karen >
Massachusetts Senate passes education reform bill
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Oct 4, 6:01 AM: The Massachusetts Senate passed a $1.5 billion education reform bill in a 39-0 vote Thursday night, and Sen. Jo Comerford, D-Northampton, is quite happy with the result.
On eve of Massachusetts Senate vote, state releases district-by-district analysis of proposed education funding overhaul
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Oct 3, 5:20 AM: Under the education funding overhaul that the Senate will vote on Thursday, Springfield would get $234.6 million more in state aid for its schools in fiscal 2027 than it is getting this year.
Opinion: School funding bill will change the game for disadvantaged students
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Sep 30, 6:56 AM: Fulfilling the promise of public education as the great equalizer is our next big goal. Bay Staters believe in it. It’s a goal our constitution anchors us to. Now, that collective effort in advocating, crafting policy, and >
Editorial: A back-to-school gift for education
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Sep 25, 7:04 AM: House and Senate leaders last week announced a school finance overhaul that has the support of key education groups who say the influx of $1.5 billion in new state money over the next seven years would dramatically change >
The new 10th-grade MCAS is tougher — and it shows
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Sep 24, 5:08 AM: Dramatically fewer Massachusetts 10th-graders scored in the highest categories on the revamped MCAS exams last spring, a sign the new tests are far more rigorous than the ones they replaced, according to results released >
$1.4 billion education funding bill sparks unusual consensus
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Sep 20, 5:32 AM: After months of debate, private discussions, lobbying, public hearings and massive rallies, the Legislature’s Education Commission released an education funding bill Thursday that appears to have garnered support from >
Opinion: An education promise we can keep
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Sep 17, 5:41 AM: In 1993, Massachusetts enacted the most comprehensive education reform law in the country. It established a baseline foundation budget for every community, increased state and local funding to pay for it, created >

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