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Baker seeks to expand early college
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Jul 12, 7:12 AM: On Beacon Hill, Gov. Charlie Baker is pushing to significantly expand such early college and career pathway programs, which operate under agreements between high schools, community colleges and state-funded universities. >
Students receiving free classes through MWCC STEM Starter Academy
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Jul 12, 5:46 AM: Mount Wachusett Community College’s annual STEM Starter Academy is under way at the college, with 51 students receiving up to two free college classes, a $1,000 stipend and a jump start on their Associate’s Degree in a >
Pioneer Charter School of Science graduates senior class
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Jul 10, 6:17 AM: Of the 82 seniors graduating, including 37 from PCSS I and 45 from PCSS II, 100% of the students who applied received acceptance letters to college.
Springfield high school students attend critical thinking course at STCC
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Jul 3, 5:55 AM: Students from Hampden Charter School of Science, Central High School, and Springfield Renaissance School enrolled in a critical thinking course at STCC this summer, learning about bias, perspective, and building strong >
Pioneer Institute study calls for more education reform, accountability
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Jul 3, 5:32 AM: Cambridge, a city neighboring Boston with a mix of incomes, spends $29,500 to educate each student in its school system. Most of that money — nearly $26,000 — comes from city taxpayers, with the state paying just $1,900. >
Report backs Governor Baker tying strings to new education dollars
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Jul 3, 5:28 AM: Governor Charlie Baker’s proposal to overhaul state education aid would provide enough money to reduce the spending inequities between affluent and poor districts and takes appropriate steps to tie that money to specific >
Opinion: Boston’s community college problem
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Jul 1, 6:38 AM: Less than 3 percent of newly enrolled, full-time students graduate on time from community colleges in Boston: 2 percent at Bunker Hill Community College and 1 percent at Roxbury Community College. It’s college decision >
Column: High school makeover to offer discovery pathways
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Jun 28, 7:13 AM: The recently-announced turnaround plan for Salem High School will transform the school experience through Discovery Pathways, a focused sequence of courses in a variety of disciplines.
Riley casts vision for ‘deeper learning’
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Jun 25, 7:08 AM: WHEN JEFF RILEY took the reins as state education commissioner early last year he suggested it was time to turn the page on 25 years of education reform efforts, pointing to stalled achievement scores, a stubbornly >
‘We’re getting close,’ lawmakers vow on education funding revamp, without specifics on a deadline
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Jun 25, 5:35 AM: For months Beacon Hill leaders have been saying overhauling the state’s troubled education funding formula is one of the most urgent tasks before them, but as the height of summer approaches, the Legislature has produced >
At Boston high schools, 1,900 courses — but no process for evaluating their rigor
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Jun 24, 6:02 AM: Boston’s approximately three dozen public high schools offer more than 1,900 courses, but the school system lacks a routine process for evaluating their rigor, resulting in courses with the same titles having wildly >
Editorial: School spending is more about ‘how’ than ‘how much’
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Jun 21, 5:50 AM: And providing all children with opportunity is what matters. If the state wants to fulfill its constitutional responsibility — and head off a lawsuit — it needs to do more than spend. It also needs to ensure districts >
Parents sue state over unequal education funding
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Jun 20, 7:03 AM: Parents of students in public schools across Massachusetts have announced a lawsuit against the state, alleging a violation of their children’s constitutional right to an education by underfunding many of the state’s >
Boston exam schools and their admission standards are again the focus of controversy
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Jun 20, 5:34 AM: Incoming Boston Public Schools Superintendent Brenda Cassellius could soon find herself ensnared in a legal dispute over one of the most polarizing debates in the school system: Whether to change admission requirements to >
Report: Nearly $1 billion gulf between two leading school-funding bills
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Jun 17, 4:55 AM: A nearly $1 billion gulf exists between the two leading proposals on Beacon Hill to boost spending on public schools, according to a report being released Monday that sheds light on the immense challenges lawmakers face in >
Letter: Admissions office, reaching for rural students, came up empty-handed
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Jun 14, 7:31 AM: Re:Diversity means white rural kids, too” (Ideas, June 9): I spent a decade as an admissions officer at a rural, selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college. Admission policy embraced multiple forms of diversity: >
Seniors Graduate in Style From Pioneer Charter School of Science
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Jun 14, 7:12 AM: PCSS I in Everett and PCSS II in Saugus celebrated the schools’ graduating classes last Thursday evening, June 6, in a combined ceremony at Faneuil Hall. Of the 82 seniors graduating (37 from PCSS I and 45 from PCSS II), >
Overcrowded classes and failing infrastructure: Plaintiffs in school funding lawsuit cite dismal conditions at poor public schools
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Jun 14, 5:26 AM: The parents, along with the New England Area Conference of the NAACP and the Chelsea Collaborative, argue that Education Secretary Jim Peyser and other state education officials are failing to meet their constitutional >
Editorial: Springfield Empowerment Zone offers model for others
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Jun 12, 5:47 AM: Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno says “all eyes are on Springfield.” Public officials and educators are looking at the city’s innovative approach to improving its public schools, with an eye on adopting the strategy as >
Commentary: A pathway to transforming lives
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Jun 11, 7:06 AM: This year our graduation ceremony is taking place on June 13 at Lynn Classical High School auditorium. More than 60 people will be recognized for their achievements in learning English, obtaining a GED, becoming a U.S. >

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