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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 MassLive.com spent a day observing classes and speaking with administrators, teachers and students at UP Academy Charter School o

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UP Education Network, which could take over Springfield school, grapples with criticism of charter schools

March 27, 2015 | Laura Newberry

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

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Growing pains, gains at Boston-based charter show what could lie ahead for struggling Springfield school

March 26, 2015 | Laura Newberry

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

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Charter School Gains May Help Low-Performing Public Schools, Says Education Secretary

March 26, 2015 | Boston Public Radio Staff

Charter schools in Boston have made extraordinary gains, according to a 

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Marty Meehan and Beth Anderson: College degree should be goal for all our students

March 26, 2015 | Marty Meehan and Beth Anderson

Despite one of the strongest public- education systems in the United States, Massachusetts still faces stark disparities rooted

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Sector’s gains show all students can benefit

March 25, 2015 | Owen Stearns, Excel Academy Charter Schools

I AM not surprised to see the results of the Stanford study showing astonishing academic gains in Boston’s charter schools (“Charter schools show striking gains,” Metro, March 19). I have been part of a network of public charters in East Boston and Chelsea since 2003, and we have seen remarkable and consistent gains, even for the most challenging students.

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Let’s find ways to apply charters’ success to traditional schools

March 25, 2015 | Randi Feinberg, Education Resource Strategies

IN “CHARTER study should open some minds” (Op-ed, March 20), Scot Lehigh suggests that a recent study showing that charter schools outperform traditional public schools should lead us to question whether it is time to raise the charter school cap. But there is a more important question: How can we apply the lessons of charter school success to traditional public schools?

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