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Opposition grows to Senate confirmation of Betsy DeVos, Trump’s education nominee

January 10, 2017 | Valerie Strauss

Public education was not much of an issue during the 2016 presidential campaign — but it sure is now as opposition grows to the Senate confirmation of Michigan billionaire Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s education secretary  nominee, who once called the U.S.

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Finalists for 2017 National Teacher of the Year Come From Creative Backgrounds

January 10, 2017 | Madeline Will

Every state has picked its top teacher for 2017, an honor that allows bright educators to take a yearlong sabbatical in which they travel to schools across the state, headline conferences and panels, write op-eds about issues the they care about, and get some face time with policymakers.

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Letter to Elizabeth Warren Expressing Concerns Over the Nomination of Betsy DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education

January 9, 2017 | MCPSA

January 9, 2017

Honorable Elizabeth Warren, United States Senator for Massachusetts 2400 JFK Federal Building
15 New Sudbury Street
Boston, MA 02203

Dear Senator Warren,

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Three principals search together for ‘common practices’ to share

December 29, 2016 | Maddie Kilgannon

Principals representing three models of education— public, private, and charter schools— participated in a cross-sector conversation earlier this month on Dec. 16 about what schools need to do to provide rigorous academic instruction to all students regardless of background or achievement.

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Charter school moves back home -- to Brockton HIDE CAPTION The New Heights Charter School of Brockton at 1690 Main St.t back in August 2016, before renovations had begun. Marc Vasconcellos/The Enterprise

December 12, 2016 | Anna Burgess

BROCKTON - The New Heights Charter School of Brockton finally lives up to its name.

The charter school began its inaugural year in September at a temporary Norwood location, but opened Monday at its permanent home in Brockton.

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Eye On Weather: Students Travel To Alaska For Climate Change Research

December 10, 2016 | Pamela Gardner

BOSTON (CBS) – A group of local high school students traveled to a taiga forest, north of Fairbanks, Alaska this summer. They helped research climate change with scientists from the Woods Hole Research Center.

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Ballot Question 2: A missed opportunity

November 17, 2016 | Melvin B. Miller, Publisher & Editor, Bay State Banner

The right to expand charter schools in Massachusetts has been defeated at the polls.

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Now it’s time to fix BPS

November 17, 2016 | Scott Oran

In the often acrimonious debate over whether to lift the cap on public charter schools in Massachusetts, what was frequently ignored is just how bad our urban district schools really are and — though we know what ails them — how resistant they have been to change.

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Boston Prep graduate returns to alma mater as teacher

November 16, 2016 | Christopher Roberson

It was a bumpy ride for Gabrielle Edouard as she found her way back to Boston Preparatory Charter Public School, where she had been a member of the school’s first graduating class of 2011. 
 

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