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Brockton charter school gets funding for early college program
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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
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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
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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 >
Attleboro board rejects school choice
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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
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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 >
Charter school supporters regrouping after series of legal, ballot box defeats
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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
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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
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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’ >
Don’t Cheer Too Loudly at Massachusetts’ Charter-School Ruling
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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 >
Highest Court In Mass. Finds Cap On Charter Schools Constitutional
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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 constitution. >
New Bedford charter school staff to unionize
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Apr 24, 7:07 AM: Teachers and staff at the City on a Hill charter school in New Bedford announced Monday they will join the Boston Teachers Union, joining their counterparts at two City on a Hill schools in Roxbury.
Chicopee expands School Choice program, hopes to raise more money for education
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Apr 23, 4:52 AM: With the potential to raise nearly $500,000 in additional money by taking in students from other communities, the School Committee voted to continue and expand the School Choice program for the upcoming year. >
Lawmakers calling for state audit of charter school approved for West Springfield
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Apr 16, 5:19 AM: A pair of state lawmakers are asking for an audit of the Chicopee-based Hampden Charter School of Science to learn how the taxpayer-funded school spends its money.
Lottery fills opening class for Map Academy Charter School
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Apr 9, 5:29 AM: A student lottery in February ended with about 10 hopeful students from surrounding towns on a waiting list. The school expects to hold multiple graduations every year once the program is established, so it has re-opened >
Massachusetts lawmakers condemn state approval of West Springfield charter school
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Apr 9, 4:31 AM: Just as city officials were celebrating a string of success stories in West Springfield Public Schools -- teachers being recognized for excellence and the High School attaining its lowest dropout rate and highest >
New charter school coming to West Springfield could raise city's property tax
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Apr 4, 6:13 AM: The City's Mayor Will Reichelt said 29 students may leave West Springfield schools for the new charter school, which would create a funding deficit.  The Hampden Charter School of Science in Chicopee will be opening a West >
West Springfield mayor voices concerns over new charter school
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Apr 4, 5:03 AM: With plans for a new charter school to open in West Springfield, the mayor is speaking out with his concerns.  The charter school is defending itself by saying it’ll be a good thing for the community. >
Column: The charter school movement regroups and looks ahead
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Apr 4, 4:54 AM: But as we approach the quarter-century mark for the landmark law that made Massachusetts the recognized national leader in K-12 education and brought charter schools into being here, the Bay State’s charter school sector >
Chinese charter school plans to pursue expansion despite latest state setback
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Mar 30, 6:02 AM: Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School officials are not giving up even though the state education board has turned down their expansion request for the second time. The school wants to add 452 slots for students >
Can top charters truly ‘replicate’? In Boston, yes — elsewhere, it’s not so clear
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Mar 29, 5:12 AM: Excel Academy in Boston started as a single charter school in 2003. Nine years later, its leaders created a second school in the city, bringing their philosophy and some original staff members to the offshoot. >

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