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Opinion: A Mayor Seeks to Stymie His City’s Only Successful School
Nov 19, 8:28 AM: Alma del Mar (which means “soul of the sea”) is a success story in a city that badly needed one. Started in August 2011, it now has 446 children on its rolls—and even more than that on a waiting list, clamoring to be >
Alma vs. New Bedford district: Charter school scores better than most but not all district schools
Nov 19, 8:11 AM: In a letter to the state in August, Alma del Mar executive director and founder Will Gardner said too many New Bedford families have been “relegated” to sending their kids to schools that perform among the lowest 10 >
Editorial: How are these children? Well, indeed - Public and private school programs that are beacons of success
Nov 19, 6:52 AM: We’ve been stuck by the approach and results of two of several outstanding programs we’ve encountered – one in the public schools, Positive Directions at South High Community School; and one a tuition-free private school, >
Teachers' dues flow mostly to state, national unions
Nov 14, 6:55 AM: Teachers unions in Massachusetts send the vast majority of members’ dues to state and national offices, instead of keeping the money for local chapters, according to a watchdog group.
Opinion: Ignore the charter school think-tank crowd
Nov 13, 6:32 AM: YOU ARE AN EDUCATION RESEARCHER sent to discover best practices in urban schools so that you can replicate them to create results for more kids—kids who you believe are trapped in mediocre schools. You look at three >
Baker Signs Civics Education Reform Bill Into Law
Nov 9, 8:47 AM: Standing in Gov. Charlie Baker's office Thursday afternoon, Stephanie Bellapianta, a college student and member of the group Teens Leading the Way, watched as civics education measures she'd been advocating for over the >
What is Boston looking for in a new superintendent?
Nov 6, 7:06 AM: As Boston embarks on a search for a new school superintendent, Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston School Committee will wade into an age-old question: Do the Boston Public Schools need a strong business-like manager or a >
Push to improve rural school equity delivers first fruits
Nov 6, 6:44 AM: The Berkshires school district atop a new list with dollar signs got there the hard way — by educating children in a sparsely populated area marked by lower-than-average per capita incomes.
Opinion: Charter schools will continue with promise of offering all students a first-rate education
Nov 1, 4:49 AM: Two years after an ill-conceived ballot campaign in which Massachusetts voters rejected raising the cap on charter public schools, the political impulse is to assume this debate is settled. But as long as the conditions >
AHS aims to help first-generation college students
Oct 31, 7:17 AM: A new program at Attleboro High School aims to expose the benefits of college to students who would be the first in their families to go on to higher education.
New super PAC, 'Priorities for Progress,' takes aim at union-backed Massachusetts Republican
Oct 30, 7:01 AM: Kerr, who as state director for Democrats for Education Reform has clashed with unions in the 2013 Boston mayoral race and over efforts to expand charter schools, says he and other progressives were recently blocked from >
Rally and discussion on funding for Northampton charter school
Oct 29, 6:09 AM: A rally and discussion was held Saturday morning at the Northampton City Hall to show support for public school systems. The community also expressed their concerns towards proposed expansions of the Pioneer Valley Chinese >
Opinion: We need more equitable school funding now
Oct 25, 5:07 AM: Dollars alone don't make great schools. But the failure to properly fund Fall River, Brockton, Worcester and Springfield schools even close to the levels of Concord or Newton or Dover means a dramatic difference in many of >
Opinion: STEM helps narrow the opportunity gap
Oct 23, 6:26 AM: One of the prevalent arguments for increasing STEM learning in Massachusetts schools is to ensure that we have the educated workforce needed to compete in an increasingly high-tech 21st-century economy. But another >
Opinion: Charter school debate is not over
Oct 23, 4:59 AM: TWO YEARS AFTER an ill-conceived ballot campaign in which Massachusetts voters rejected raising the cap on charter public schools, the political impulse is to assume this debate is settled. But as long as the conditions >
Editorial: Greenfield Savings and Franklin County Technical School a great partnership
Oct 22, 5:14 AM: No doubt our local banks need to turn a profit at the end of the day, but there are ways to do that by riding a wave of economic development that enriches the community without endangering it. That’s why we love how >
After Failed Charter School Expansion, Baker Focuses On Small-Scale Education Initiatives
Oct 17, 6:34 AM: So when the prospect of more charter schools made the ballot in 2016, Baker went to bat for it. Baker aides Jim Conroy and Will Keyser ran the 2016 ballot campaign — the most expensive in state history. The governor >
Opinion: It’s time to change school funding, through the Legislature
Oct 11, 7:15 AM: Last week’s MCAS results dramatically underscore what thousands of parents, teachers, administrators and students have known for years: Massachusetts has the very best public schools in the country – but the quality of >
Cheironeum charter proposal fails to get state OK to move on
Oct 10, 6:33 AM: For the fourth time, state education officials didn’t ask the proposed New Bedford Cheironeum charter school to submit a final application, but the lead founder said they’ll “be back stronger than ever. >
A numbers war: New Bedford school district and charter schools disagree about cost of the charters
Oct 9, 6:26 AM: Alma del Mar, a successful elementary charter public school in the North End, has petitioned the state to increase its enrollment by more than 1,000 seats, and over the next five years, open two entirely new school >



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