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Opinion: Time to remediate the need for remediation in Mass state colleges, universities
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Jan 18, 7:28 AM: There must be a stronger commitment to remediate the need for remediation when high school graduates enter college, skilled training programs, or job opportunities. We are all stakeholders in this needed transformation. >
New initiative at charter school brings more male role models into classrooms
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Jan 17, 6:58 AM: Foxboro Regional Charter School has started a new initiative for fathers and male figures to be involved in volunteering.
Agreement stirs up debate over Massachusetts charter schools
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Jan 16, 8:20 AM: State and city officials are touting a “creative agreement” to expand a New Bedford charter school, but the state’s top teachers union says the proposed deal is “unacceptable” and will drain funds away from traditional >
State lawmakers tackle education funding reform
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Jan 10, 6:07 AM: Two pieces of legislation, one from the state House and Senate and another from the corner office, seem to address the same problem — the state’s outdated education funding formula.
Riley returns to Lawrence schools, undecided about approving new charter school
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Jan 8, 8:31 AM: Riley said Monday that he has not decided whether to endorse a controversial proposal to open a fourth charter school in the city for 640 students, an issue that he said came up in a meeting with Mayor Daniel Rivera, who >
Mayors backing education funding reform
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Jan 8, 6:15 AM: The latest push in the years-long effort to reform the school funding formula will take on more shape this week, with advocates, educators and lawmakers gathering for a press conference in support of a bill that will >
Editorial: Elected officials must show leadership on education reform
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Jan 7, 8:11 AM: This week, the Massachusetts school superintendents association will hold in New Bedford one of three forums across the state. The topic will be reforming the state’s funding formula for public education. >
BPS to boot older students from high school
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Jan 4, 8:24 AM: School district officials this year are taking a hard-line approach in enforcing a two-decade-old policy that calls for ejecting students from school on their 22nd birthday — an edict they had routinely ignored in the past >
Education funding shaping up to be a top Massachusetts legislative issue in 2019
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Jan 4, 6:48 AM: Education funding is shaping up to be a top priority for the Massachusetts Legislature as lawmakers return to Beacon Hill this month.
Legislators, superintendent ask state to deny charter expansions
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Dec 31, 8:44 AM: State Rep. Antonio F.D. Cabral, Representative-Elect Chris Hendricks and New Bedford Public Schools Superintendent Thomas Anderson have sent letters to the state Education Commissioner, opposing proposed charter school >
Adult Ed critical, but waitlist is long
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Dec 28, 8:17 AM: Kelly and Tizol are two of the thousands of students enrolled in the the state’s adult education system, which is overseen by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. They shared their experiences at a recent >
Letter: Support the work of Mass. charter schools
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Dec 26, 8:35 AM: In the era of fake news, I count on newspapers to be accountable for the accuracy of information printed. In this vein, I was surprised at the Newburyport News' editorial decision to publish a letter to the editor on Dec. >
Springfield Prep Charter School students excel on MCAS after 1st stab at test
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Dec 20, 7:57 AM: On a recent morning at Springfield Prep Charter School, kindergarten students were busy solving a "story problem" aimed at  teaching them subtraction.
Teachers union launches campaign to increase school funding
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Dec 20, 5:20 AM: Educators across the state launched a grassroots campaign this week to put pressure on the Legislature to address the $1.5 billion funding deficit in state public school spending.
Editorial: Time has arrived for full educational reform
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Dec 19, 5:50 AM: A full quarter of a century has passed since the Massachusetts Educational Reform Act of 1993, which vaulted the state to the top of the nation in several categories and become the envy of others.
LETTER: 'Factual dialogue' needed in charter discussion
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Dec 18, 7:21 AM: Two letters recently published in The Daily News made statements about Massachusetts charter schools that are inaccurate and hamper honest conversation about public education. If we are going to have productive dialogue >
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Dec 18, 6:49 AM: The coalition, which is planning a Tuesday event at the Statehouse, will be asking for more funding of both the K-12 system and public colleges and universities this year. This campaign will be called Fund our Future. >
Editorial: Aid for rural school districts welcome news
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Dec 17, 8:35 AM: Per-pupil spending in rural school districts averages $18,678 per student in Massachusetts, compared to $16,692 per student in non-rural districts. Where does all that money go?
Letter: Don’t like charters? Improve public schools
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Dec 17, 5:56 AM: Recent entries from some readers claiming that charter schools are part of a nefarious plot to destroy public education in the United States seem somewhat far-fetched.
Rethinking 'Remedial' Classes: Instead of Helping Students Catch Up, They Hold Them Back
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Dec 14, 8:00 AM: In an effort to help disadvantaged students through college, both public schools and state officials have identified what may seem an unlikely bogeyman: the courses designed to help struggling students prepare for >

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