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School choice has big impact on budgets
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Jan 22, 5:40 AM: In Massachusetts, a 1991 initiative known as inter-district school choice gives parents the option of enrolling their children in a public school district in a community other than their hometown. While the law lets each >
Three finalists to interview for education commissioner
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Jan 17, 5:59 AM: A deputy commissioner for New York schools, the Lawrence school superintendent and a deputy commissioner in Texas are the three finalists selected to be interviewed for the state education commissioner’s post, a >
Democrats running for Massachusetts governor in 2018 want more money for public education
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Jan 16, 7:29 AM: Voters can expect charter schools and education to be a major point of debate in the 2018 governor's race.
With opening of high school, Argosy charter moves closer to college prep outcomes
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Jan 15, 7:19 AM: Founded in 2014, Argosy is in the fourth year of its seven-year growth plan. Beginning with a sixth-grade class, Argosy has added a grade every year since. The callow sixth-graders who joined the school in its first year >
New Atlantis Charter School just about ready for students
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Jan 12, 7:00 AM: After more than 20 years in operation as one of Massachusetts’ oldest charter schools, the founders’ vision of a K-12 school with a connection to the waterfront has finally just about come to fruition. >
BPS website glitch creates confusion for parents registering for schools
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Jan 11, 5:44 AM: A technological glitch caused confusion among parents and students yesterday trying to sign up for school next year, school leaders said.
New Atlantis Charter School just about ready for students
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Jan 10, 7:21 AM: After more than 20 years in operation as one of Massachusetts’ oldest charter schools, the founders’ vision of a K-12 school with a connection to the waterfront has finally just about come to fruition. >
State approves plan for Windham charter school
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Jan 10, 6:58 AM: The state Board of Education has approved a hard-fought plan for a charter school in Windham that proposes a STEM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education for students in kindergarten through >
KIPP academy forges ahead with a $20 million building renovation
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Jan 4, 7:41 AM: Starting in the 2019-2020 school year, the building will have space for 450 students in grades 9 through 12. When completed, the original campus on High Rock Street will have 1,200 students in grades K- 8.
Coyle and Cassidy turns snow days into virtual classroom
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Jan 4, 7:26 AM: But thanks to a program Coyle and Cassidy piloted in 2015, the students will be able to participate in “virtual learning” and the days won’t count as snow days that need to be made up prior to summer vacation, Tranter >
Pro-charter school Massachusetts group fined for hiding 2016 campaign donors including Mitt Romney's campaign
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Jan 3, 6:58 AM: A secretive Massachusetts nonprofit, Strong Economy for Growth, has been fined for trying to influence the 2016 ballot questions on charter schools and marijuana and failing to disclose its donors.
Four Rivers charter renewed despite some local objections
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Dec 18, 6:17 AM: Despite objections from some school superintendents in the county, the state has renewed the Four Rivers Charter Public School for another five years.
New policy opens up enrollment at River Valley Charter School
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Dec 15, 7:37 AM: River Valley Charter School, the area’s public Montessori school serving students in grades K-8 from Newburyport and surrounding communities, has a new enrollment policy, in line with new state regulations designed to >
Here's how Massachusetts helped one troubled school district improve
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Dec 13, 7:04 AM: It’s also the site of the state’s first school district takeover under a new law passed in 2010 – which, among other things, paved the way for longer school days so students have time for extracurriculars. >
Charter proponents, opponents digging in
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Dec 12, 6:27 AM: With the Equity Lab Charter School applying to be the city’s second charter school, and the KIPP Academy Lynn Charter School seeking to expand, battle lines over the controversial schools have been drawn. >
In Boston, fight to end homelessness moves from street corner to classroom
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Dec 7, 7:49 AM: The number of homeless students in the city has risen sharply since 2009. Partnerships are increasing the opportunities to identify and support struggling families.
Abington Schools opt out of choice program
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Dec 1, 6:21 AM: The School Committee this week voted to opt out of the state’s School Choice program, which allows students to attend school in a different community.
For Lowell students, expanding options
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Nov 30, 8:00 AM: The most notable change will be the new Lowell High School, wherever it is built, but that school, set to be the most expensive in state history, is not the only expansion to high-school education underway.
Mohawk Trail School Leader Calls For Charter To Close
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Nov 30, 6:17 AM: A school superintendent in western Massachusetts has asked the state board of elementary and secondary education not to renew a charter school.
Plymouth will maintain program for at-risk students even with new charter school
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Nov 29, 8:04 AM: School Committee members were somewhat surprised to learn last week that the school district’s program for students who have not found success in traditional school settings will continue, albeit with a smaller and >

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