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At Boston's Annual 'Showcase,' A Spectacle Of School Choice — And Parent Anxiety
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Jan 6, 9:51 AM: Starting Monday, thousands of families will start to tell Boston Public Schools where they want their children to enroll next fall. But the process can be daunting and exclusive — and in the end, the choice doesn't belong >
City on a Hill in New Bedford names interim principal, adds digital lessons
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Jan 3, 7:50 AM: City on a Hill Charter Public School New Bedford has quietly announced an interim principal and plans to add virtual lessons to its curriculum to help carry students through the rest of the academic year until it is set to >
City on a Hill Charter School students walk out in protest of merger
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Dec 11, 8:05 AM: A merger between two City on a Hill charter schools prompted a crowd of about 75 students to walk out of class Tuesday and protest in front of the network office, demanding the merger be halted.
Dead mice, crumbling concrete: Education reform won’t fix the sorry state of some schools
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Dec 4, 6:44 AM: Hailed as a transformational overhaul of the state’s outmoded school-funding formula, the so-called Student Opportunity Act is poised to pump an additional $1.5 billion into school districts across Massachusetts over the >
The state has a big new school funding law. Here’s what it means
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Nov 27, 6:17 AM: Governor Charlie Baker on Tuesday signed into law a sweeping school funding bill that will eventually funnel an additional $1.5 billion of extra money to local districts.
Baker Will Sign Historic Increase In Funding For Public Schools
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Nov 26, 6:11 AM: On Tuesday, Gov. Charlie Baker plans to sign into law a sweeping overhaul of the state's school finance system. The compromise bill would commit Massachusetts to phasing in billions of dollars in new state aid to schools >
What Does It Really Mean To Get A Good Education?
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Nov 22, 8:13 AM: College and career preparation are high on the list. But is academic accomplishment the only goal? Or, do we expect schools to impart other skills needed to thrive in adulthood, such as how to work well with others, or >
Legislature sends Gov. Charlie Baker $1.5 billion education funding overhaul
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Nov 21, 8:13 AM: The Massachusetts Legislature on Wednesday sent Gov. Charlie Baker a bill that would provide a $1.5 billion influx of funding into the state’s public education system, with a focus on eliminating the performance gap >
Lawmakers reach compromise on education funding formula; Massachusetts poised to add $1.4 billion for public schools Updated Nov 19, 2019;Posted Nov 19, 2019
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Nov 20, 7:01 AM: Massachusetts is on the verge of adding $1.4 billion into the formula that funds public schools, under a compromise bill released Tuesday by a committee of House-Senate negotiators.
Letter: A vote of confidence for Boston charter school from parent and board member
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Nov 5, 7:23 AM: The article misses all that the school does to be college preparatory and focused on core issues of race and inequality. My son has had a whole English unit on busing and desegregation in Boston. He learned about civil >
Boston public schools lose ground on national exam
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Oct 31, 6:47 AM: Once lauded as one of the best urban school systems in the country, the Boston schools are losing increasingly more ground on a leading national exam, according to results released Wednesday, offering a fresh round of >
At union debate, incumbents and challengers differ on charter schools
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Oct 25, 4:58 AM: Five candidates vying for three seats on the School Committee almost got through the night without a question on charter schools, but the most controversial question came right before closing statements.
Board rejects Warwick school’s charter conversion
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Oct 24, 6:09 AM: After months of discussion, the Pioneer Valley Regional School District School Committee voted 7-to-5 Tuesday not to move forward in turning the Warwick Community School into a Horace Mann II Conversion School. >
House passes landmark education funding bill, but a clash with Senate is likely
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Oct 24, 6:00 AM: The Massachusetts House of Representatives unanimously passed sweeping legislation Wednesday to overhaul the state’s antiquated education funding system, setting up a clash with the Senate about how much power state >
Boston Latin Academy gifted $1 million from alumnus, Airbnb co-founder
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Oct 22, 7:58 AM: Boston Latin Academy received a $1 million donation from alumnus and Airbnb co-founder Nathan Blecharczyk who visited the school on Monday as part of Boston Public Schools STEM week.
Opinion: A commitment to rural education
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Oct 21, 8:35 AM: When we say, “This will be the first in Massachusetts” we are talking about the conversion elementary charter school proposal by Warwick’s Selectboard, an idea developed with hundreds of hours of time by at least 25 >
Editorial: Education funding: The House must repair the Senate’s damage
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Oct 15, 7:15 AM: The education bill now before the Legislature went into the Senate debate as a carefully crafted compromise — and came out with a key provision unacceptably altered.
River Valley Charter School, and a local family, mark 20 years
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Oct 15, 6:19 AM: The school, which accepts students through a lottery system, opened in September 1999 with 160 students enrolled in grades one through five. The school reached full capacity of 256 students in grades one through eight in >
Letter: Pro-charter forces block progress on equity in school funding
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Oct 11, 7:39 AM: Re “Changes by Senate cloud education bill” (Page A1, Oct. 7): Changes by the Massachusetts Senate are not what’s clouding legislation to fix our state’s outdated school funding formula. The clouds come from the same front >
Senate punts charter school issues to working group
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Oct 4, 6:43 AM: The Senate was not keen on adopting charter school-related amendments to its education funding and reform bill Thursday, but there was enough of a desire among senators to address charters that Senate President Karen >

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