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A Star for Mom

June 21, 2016 | Kevin Cullen, Boston Globe

When Marco Quinonez left Guatemala in 1977, he was working as a physical education teacher.

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Chelsea Charter School Helps Students Of All Backgrounds Earn Diplomas

June 16, 2016 | Paula Ebben

CHELSEA (CBS) – It’s a special high school graduation for two young women who never thought they’d make that triumphant walk to accept a diploma.

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Brazilian immigrant overcame struggles to rise to top in charter school

June 11, 2016 | Jeremy C. Fox

When she was younger, Barbara Ferreira never imagined she’d be her school’s valedictorian or the first in her family to attend college. At times, she wasn’t even sure she would get to stay in the United States until graduation.

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Phoenix Academy celebrates 11 graduates

June 9, 2016 | Zoe Matthews

HAVERHILL -- The 11 graduates of Phoenix Academy Lawrence Class of 2016 walked across the stage at Northern Essex Community College's Haverhill campus Thursday afternoon. 

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Hampden Charter School of Science in Chicopee graduates 33 from Class of 2016

June 8, 2016 | Jeanette DeForge

CHICOPEE — A total of 33 students graduated from the Hampden Charter School of Science Tuesday in a ceremony at Elms College.

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Graduate's advice: Never give up - Young mother of two will graduate high school on track

June 2, 2016 | Zoe Mathews

LAWRENCE – A third of young women who drop out of high school cite pregnancy or parenting as a key reason. Janesa Rosamaria Rapaglia-Santos of Lawrence wasn't going to let that happen to her.

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A school-choice double standard

May 23, 2016 | Commonwealth Magazine opinion, Tom Birmingham & Gerard Robinson

THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is right to have long supported the Metropolitan Council for Economic Opportunity (METCO), through which more than 3,300 Boston and Springfield students attend school in surrounding suburbs each year.  METCO has two basic goal

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Room Under Current Caps on Public Charter Schools

May 20, 2016 | MCPSA

The Department of Elementary & Secondary Education posted the latest list of where communities stand against one of the current enrollment caps on public charter schools.

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Commissioner Announces 2017 Teacher of the Year

May 3, 2016 | Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Codman Academy Charter Public School ninth grade teacher Sydney Chaffee receives state's top educator award

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Codman Academy Charter Public School Ninth Grade Teacher Sydney Chaffee Wins 2017 Massachusetts Teacher of the Year Award

May 3, 2016 | MCPSA

Today, Commissioner Mitchell D. Chester announced the first public charter school recipient of the Massachusetts Teacher of the Year award. We are proud to offer our congratulations to Sydney Chaffee, a ninth grade humanities teacher at Codman Academy Charter Public School in Dorchester.

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