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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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We owe our children more charter schools

August 25, 2016 | Cynthia Stead, Guest Opinion, Cape Cod Times
A ballot question favored by progressives this fall is about restricting choice and opportunity.
 
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Lifting charter school cap essential to realizing immigrant dream

August 23, 2016 | Chhorvivoinn Sumsethi, Lowell

We are a city of immigrants. For generations, immigrants like me have come to Lowell in search of the same thing: opportunity. A fair chance for a better future. As a mother of two boys, I believe lifting the cap on public charter schools in Massachusetts is essential to that future.

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Chafing about charters: Dems splintered over cap on schools

August 23, 2016 | Kathleen McKiernan, Dan Atkinson

A civil war has broken out among Massachusetts Democrats over the charter school ballot measure, with insurgents who want to lift the cap firing off a letter today calling for a public poll to see where party members stand on the hot-button issue.

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Editorial: State Dems Sell Out

August 22, 2016 | Boston Herald Editorial Staff

It’s now official — opposition to charter school expansion in Massachusetts has become Democratic Party orthodoxy. Funny, and we always thought Democrats purported to be the party of educational opportunity.

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'Real Democrats' worth fighting on this matter

August 21, 2016 | Sentinel and Enterprise Editorial

Is the state of public-school education in Massachusetts better off now than it was 10 years ago?

In many ways it is.

That's because the 1993 Education Reform Act introduced innovation, creativity and accountability to the learning process.

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