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Opinion: New Fall River, New Bedford charter school will pave the way to college success
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Dec 2, 7:02 AM: The young people of New Bedford and Fall River possess boundless potential. They dream of becoming tomorrow’s epidemiologists, computer scientists, and biomedical engineers. They deserve an education that will prepare them to reach >
Atlantis Charter students pair business and tech in school store of 3D printed items
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Dec 1, 9:23 AM: Students at Atlantis Charter School are getting a lesson in entrepreneurship and technology as they run a school store selling items they made themselves using 3D printers.
First-graders play catch-up this fall, after missing out on in-person kindergarten
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Nov 29, 8:19 AM: As a result, teachers said, first-graders showed up this fall with more uncertainty and anxiety than usual, and far less familiarity with basic classroom etiquette like sharing, taking turns, listening, and sitting still.
A Charter School's Racial Controversy Reveals the Battle for America's Classrooms
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Nov 22, 9:59 AM: The teaching of race in American schools has become a front-burner political issue. New laws regulating curricula have passed from coast to coast, and education was a dominant topic in Virginia’s recent gubernatorial election, which >
As teacher COVID-19 rates rise, unions support in-person learning but push for stronger mitigation measures
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Nov 22, 9:28 AM: Amid rising COVID-19 infections among school staff members in Massachusetts, local and statewide teachers union leaders say they continue to support in-person learning, but urge state leaders to strengthen mitigation measures.
Boston enrollment down 2,000 students even while state numbers stayed the same
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Nov 19, 9:13 AM: He said several factors are driving the decline including lower birth rates, smaller home sizes, increasing housing costs and the impact of the pandemic. An outlier to the issues have been private and Catholic schools.
Teachers union criticizes state for refusing to count remote days at Curley School during outbreak
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Nov 17, 6:22 AM: "The state should not be playing politics around school schedules or gambling with the health of students and their families."
Opinion: New charter likely to approved by state, certain to be condemned by community
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Nov 8, 10:19 AM: As students and families are seduced to exit their public schools, the operating costs in these schools remain the same. This proposal is just more of the same looting of the public school system that we have seen with charter >
New mayor will face challenges with BPS
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Nov 4, 5:57 AM: While by many standards, including high school graduation rates and college matriculation, the schools are doing well relative to other large urban districts, deep inequities have long plagued Boston’s school system.
Closing BPS middle schools leaves some children school-less
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Oct 27, 5:56 AM: As Boston follows through on plans to phase out middle schools, parents at three Boston elementary schools are unsure where their children will study next year.
Tensions flare as teachers make counter offer
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Oct 26, 6:36 AM: In the middle of a strained and highly emotional bargaining session last Monday, the Gloucester Teachers’ Association came to the table with another counter offer for the School Committee.
Atlantic Charter School in Fall River holds Thumbs Up Thursday, Book Character Parade
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Oct 26, 6:03 AM: Events such as these are meant to build trusting relationships between students and the Fall River PD by promoting positive interactions within the Atlantis community.
Column: Mayoral candidates keep missing the assignment when talking about Boston public schools
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Oct 26, 5:52 AM: The lack of nuanced and meaningful debate from the two Boston mayoral hopefuls about the profound issues facing the Boston Public Schools has been one of the most disappointing aspects of this historic race.
Learning with COVID: How educators and students are finding a 'new normal'
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Oct 25, 8:52 AM: After more than 250 school days, full-time in-person learning in Massachusetts public schools finally resumed in early September. For many, being back in the classroom was reason for celebration, and a highly anticipated return to >
Malden charter school asks for waiver of statewide evaluation, is denied by Dept. of Ed
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Oct 20, 8:20 AM: A Malden charter school that asked the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to waive statewide evaluation criteria on cultural proficiency was denied.
‘Parents don’t have a voice’: At meeting on Lawrence High School violence, School Committee seeks end of state control of school
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Oct 19, 9:11 AM: A Monday night emergency meeting of the Lawrence School Committee and City Council over rising violence at the city’s high school ended with a central goal — to end a receivership that gives control of the school district to the >
MCAS scores down locally and statewide reflect gaps caused by pandemic
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Oct 14, 5:35 AM: Across the state, school districts witnessed significant regression in MCAS performance, leading to some educators pointing to a year of remote learning making it challenging for students to live up to past expectations.
Families of at-risk children struggle to balance safety and education this fall,
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Oct 12, 9:13 AM: Weeks into the new school year, an unknown number of families across the city and state continue to struggle with a keenly painful dilemma: how to balance their children’s health and their education. Some, like Ramon and Van Delft, >
Pioneer Charter School of Science in Everett/Saugus providing additional supports to students and staff
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Oct 12, 8:17 AM: In order to ease this transition, the Pioneer Charter School, a K-12 system with campuses in Everett and Saugus, has started a series of community-building events and exercises to help students get reacquainted and develop new >
Collegiate Charter School of Lowell continues growth
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Oct 7, 6:36 AM: When the Collegiate Charter School of Lowell opened — operating in borrowed spaces — school leaders likely couldn’t have envisioned it being where it is today, and where it will be in the near future.

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