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Massachusetts Takes On a Failing School District

June 17, 2015 | New York Times Editorial Board

The Massachusetts public schools consistently rank at or near the top in the nation for performance on the rigorous, federally backed math and reading exams known as the National Assessment of Educational Progress.

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Boston valedictorian didn’t let pregnancy slow her down

June 12, 2015 | Adrian Walker

Loiselle Gonzalez Baez was determined not to let history repeat itself.

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Charter schools take a commendable step

April 20, 2015 | The Editorial Board

CHARTER SCHOOLS in Massachusetts h

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Charter schools to pool resources

April 13, 2015 | James Vaznis

Charter schools across Massachusetts, which critics accuse of dodging a public duty to teach students with disabilities or language barriers, are stepping up their efforts to educate those students through a new statewide collaborative that will enable the institutions to share staff, training, and programs.

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Study on race, gender misses key variable: charter schools

April 13, 2015 | Marc Kenen

BOSTON HAS been a national leader in building bridges between traditional Boston Public Schools and charter public schools in the city. The three-year-old Boston Compact has brought us together to share best practices and find mutual savings on transportation costs and facilities. Mayor Walsh is the cofounder of a charter school, and the incoming superintendent, Tommy Chang, is a former charter school leader.

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Prep Charter plans to build new $24.5M school

April 10, 2015 | Donna Goodison

Boston Preparatory Charter Public School has filed formal plans with the city to build a p

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Report: Area charter schools can be model for hiring teachers

April 9, 2015 | Amelia Pak-Harvey

LOWELL -- The innovative approaches to hiring and handling teachers that schools like Lowell Collegiate Public Charter School an

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Study of black and Latino boys excludes charter success

April 9, 2015 | Michael Jonas

Researchers conducting a study looking for effective practices that are helping black and Latino boys close the achievement

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Matt Curtis: Taking sides on charter school question not in students’ best interests

April 1, 2015 | Matt Curtis

FLORENCE — I would like to respond to misleading generalizations pertaining to charter schools recently presented by letter writers in the Gazette — and offer additional perspective.

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Starting from scratch: How a Boston-based charter system could transform a failing Springfield middle school

March 29, 2015 | Laura Newberry

This story is part of a series for which spent a day observing classes and speaking with administrators, teachers and students at UP Academy Charter School o

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