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BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker made charter school expansion a major plank in his education platform during last year's campaign but has yet to outline a legislative plan to accomplish that goal.Read More
At Springfield's Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School, hard work, confidence evident as MCAS test looms
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LONG ODDS FACE BOSTON FAMILIES IN CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOL LOTTERIES; MORE THAN 18,800 CHILDREN’S NAMES ENTERED; ONLY 2,200 SEATS AVAILABLERead More
Well, that got their attention.
With Massachusetts running into legal caps on the number of public charter schools that can exist — even while tens of thousands of students are on waiting lists for such schools — three Boston lawyers announced this weekend they will file a suit challenging the caps on the grounds that they are a violation of students' civil rights.
Most students, struggling or not, don’t want to sit in class on a Saturday.Read More
Statement by MCPSA Executive Director Marc Kenen on Governor Baker's Appointment of Paul Sagan as New Chair of Board of Education
Today’s appointment by Governor Baker of Paul Sagan as the new Chair of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) is a positive step for the future of public education in Massachusetts.Read More
A day after the selection of a new school superintendent, a broad cross section of Boston parents, community activists, and educators said they were looking forward to the prospect of finally having a permanent leader in place for the first time in nearly two years.Read More