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Vote ‘yes’ for better educational opportunities

September 28, 2016 | Melvin B. Miller, Publisher & Editor, Bay State Banner

A volatile political issue in the Nov. 8 election is Question 2 on the ballot that permits the expansion of charter schools to 12 per year.

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NEW REPORT CONCLUDES PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS DO NOT HARM LOCAL DISTRICT BUDGETS Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation Report Negates Key Argument Against Lifting the Cap on Public Charter Schools

September 28, 2016

Statement by Marc Kenen, Executive Director, Massachusetts Charter Public School

Association, on the MTF report.

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Charters haven’t been a drain on traditional schools, watchdog group finds

September 28, 2016 | David Scharfenberg, Boston Globe

A Beacon Hill watchdog group will release a report Wednesday finding that charter schools have not been a significant financial drain on traditional public schools, undercutting a central argument raised by teachers unions and other groups opposed to opening more charters.

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100% of Urban Public Charter Schools Receive State’s Highest Academic Ranking; 96% of Suburban and Rural Public Charter Schools Ranked Among the Best

September 27, 2016 | MCPSA

100% of Urban Public Charter Schools Receive State’s Highest Academic Ranking;

96% of Suburban and Rural Public Charter Schools Ranked Among the Best

 

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Editorial: Where charter schools are working

September 26, 2016 | Metrowest Daily News

A new study documents success by Massachusetts' charters in urban areas

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Gov Baker,Excel Academy Cut Ribbon On New High School

September 22, 2016 | By John Lynds

Flanked by East Boston’s elected officials and Excel Academy Charter High School students, staff and administrators, Governor Charles Baker cut the ribbon on Excel’s brand new high school on Bremen Street.

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MANHATTAN INSTITUTE STUDY SHOWS PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS DO NOT HARM DISTRICTS FINANCIALLY

September 21, 2016 | Marc Kenen - Massachusetts Charter Public School Association

The Manhattan Institute study should put to rest any notion that public charter schools have a negative impact on local school budgets or traditional public school performance.

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Our View: Alma del Mar sets high standard for charters

September 18, 2016 | Southcoast Today

During a tour of New Bedford’s newest school last week, two members of the editorial board of The Standard-Times were struck by an astonishing fact: It was built without Massachusetts School Building Administration funds.

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New page in students' lives as BART Charter hits record enrollment

August 26, 2016 | Susan Bush

ADAMS — The Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter Public School kicked off the 2016-17 school year with the largest enrollment since the school was founded in 2004.

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Collegiate Charter School of Lowell ready to roll Read more: http://www.lowellsun.com/breakingnews/ci_30291468/collegiate-charter-school-lowell-ready-roll#ixzz4IS69mCn5

August 26, 2016 | Amelia Pak-Harvey

LOWELL -- Meghan Boyd's third-grade classroom at the Collegiate Charter School of Lowell is so new it almost sparkles, awaiting 29 students with a supply pack on every desk.

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