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Opinion: Alma del Mar serves same population as the district
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Oct 2, 5:55 AM: The resolution was voted to committee and I am going to trust in the process to allow the truth to surface on this issue. In the meantime, I am thankful that my child gets to continue to take advantage of the lifeline that >
New Bedford’s charter school battle
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Oct 1, 7:10 AM: Nearly two years ago, voters weighed in on a contentious ballot question over charter school expansion in the state. But the battle over the independently run, but publicly funded, schools hardly ended there. Ground zero >
Editorial: Taking Massachusetts ed reform to the next level
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Oct 1, 5:05 AM: Let’s not forget, it took a Supreme Judicial Court ruling back in 1993 to spur the first round of education reform — and with it, for the first time not just enormous amounts of state dollars but MCAS tests, including as a >
MCAS results a mixed bag for city charter schools
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Sep 27, 6:28 AM: On the next-generation MCAS test at Alma del Mar Charter School, the percentage of students who scored meeting expectations or above in both English language arts (ELA) and math increased slightly.
MCAS results: 40 percent of city schools need help
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Sep 27, 5:10 AM: Forty percent of Boston Public Schools require intervention and the district needs to improve when it comes to reducing chronic absenteeism, boosting English proficiency among English learners and advanced coursework >
Push for more school funding gains ally
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Sep 24, 6:36 AM: Massachusetts has long been ranked No. 1 on a number of national education benchmarks, including the SAT, but wide gaps in achievement persist in the state among students of different backgrounds, prompting more than a >
Community Divided Over A Proposed New Home For Roxbury Prep Charter High School
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Sep 21, 5:59 AM: For the past few years, Roxbury Prep High School has been a schoolhouse divided: two campuses, five crosstown miles apart.
After debate, NB charter school resolution referred to committee
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Sep 14, 6:15 AM: Supporters of Alma del Mar Charter School, including students, family members and its founder and executive director gathered in the City Council chamber Thursday night, as the council weighed a resolution opposing >
Controversial charter school opening in West Springfield a little late
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Sep 7, 6:16 AM: But Nelson, principal of the Hampden Charter School of Science West, has had to wait longer than most because the new school will not open until Monday, a full week or more after most schools in the area, in part due to a >
Charter school reflects on 20 years
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Sep 6, 6:51 AM: This week, as that same charter school kicked off its 20th year in operation, it now serves nearly 1,700 children in grades 5-12 in an environment entirely different than the one students may have encountered in 1998. >
New charter school for alternative students from Plymouth, Wareham, Carver
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Aug 31, 6:18 AM: After years of planning and months of frenetic construction, Map Academy, the new public charter school for alternative students, is set to open.
Worcester public schools push college prep
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Aug 30, 7:29 AM: Between the district’s new Innovation Pathways and early college programs and a new introductory course for freshmen, Superintendent Maureen Binienda said, her administration is in the midst of a “redesign” of the city’s >
New charter school for alternative students from Plymouth, Wareham, Carver
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Aug 29, 6:25 AM: After years of planning and months of frenetic construction, Map Academy, the new public charter school for alternative students, is set to open.
Editorial: Boston owes parents some clarity on schools
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Aug 17, 5:56 AM: But for the Boston Public Schools — for the teachers, administrators, and staff — denial is never an option. The school system faces a new year of — if not crisis — at the very least, multiple uncertainties. >
New Bedford School Committee to oppose new charter seats
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Aug 14, 6:50 AM: The School Committee unanimously voted to oppose the addition of any charter seats in the city at Monday’s meeting. “I think it’s incumbent upon this committee to take this up and to make our voice heard,” said School >
Letter: Facing the issue of the resegregation of Boston Public Schools
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Aug 14, 6:02 AM: The recent Boston Globe article discussing racial segregation in Boston Public Schools (“Boston schools are becoming resegregated,” Page A1, Aug. 5) placed the issue of race front and center in the conversation regarding >
New charter schools sought for Lawrence and Haverhill
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Aug 13, 6:25 AM: If a group that is looking to open a charter school in Haverhill receives approval from the state, it could eventually lead to a string of small schools located in storefronts in the city's Mount Washington and Acre >
Twice denied by state, Chinese charter takes another swing at expansion
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Aug 10, 6:03 AM: In its latest request, the charter school is asking the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to allow an increase in maximum enrollment from 584 students to 952. The school’s previous requests had asked for a >
Competition widens for New Bedford charter school seats
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Aug 8, 6:50 AM: Under the net school spending cap, New Bedford has enough room for about 1,225 more students to attend charter schools, according to a spokeswoman at the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. That means not all >
Opinion: Some aspects of Worcester innovation school plan might be instructive
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Aug 8, 5:40 AM: Charter schools, even the most successful, feed the self-interests of individuals at the peril of the greater good, and at a time when our democracy is floundering, divisiveness is ascending and segregation is rebounding, >

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