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Chelsea charter program that taught struggling kids reaches a milestone

April 1, 2016 | Adrian Walker

Beth Anderson was a champion of charter schools before they became a political and educational battleground.

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Students present petition signatures on immigration issues

April 1, 2016 | Tiffany Chan

BOSTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Students from the Four Rivers Charter Public School traveled from Greenfield to the State House in Boston on Thursday after spending weeks researching issues around immigration. The goal was to get more young people involved and interested in state politics.

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Editorial: No ‘compromise’ here

April 1, 2016 | Boston Herald Editorial

We had our doubts that the state Senate was serious about drafting a compromise bill that could satisfy both supporters and opponents of charter schools, perhaps even negating the need for a November ballot question that would partially lift the charter school cap.

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New charter schools bill faces long odds

April 1, 2016 | David Scharfenberg

Voters should get ready for a high-profile ballot fight over charter schools this fall, after a compromise bill meant to avert that fight emerged Thursday to lukewarm reviews from Governor Charlie Baker and other key players.

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Senate’s charter school bill falls short

April 1, 2016 | Boston Globe Editorial

GIVE THE STATE Senate credit for trying.

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Playing the charter school game of chance

March 31, 2016 | Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

On a Thursday night in March, a crowd gathered at Lowell Community Charter Public School to play a game of chance.

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A bad idea on charter schools

March 18, 2016 | Boston Globe Editorial

IT SOUNDS so harmless, so reasonable: the state Senate is reportedly considering whether to change the way the state accounts for charter schools, by making them a separate line item in the budget. But that’s an ominous idea disguised as a minor bookkeeping tweak.

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Annual charter school lottery draws hundreds of applicants

March 2, 2016 | Cherise Leclerc


It was a high stakes night for Holyoke parents who want their kids to attend charter school as they held their annual lottery to accept new students.

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