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A matter of civil rights

March 10, 2015 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette Editorial Staff

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. ​

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Saugus students work weekends

March 9, 2015 | Tara Vocino

Most students, struggling or not, don’t want to sit in class on a Saturday.

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New Boston schools chief lays out priorities

March 9, 2015 | James Vaznis

LOS ANGELES — Tommy Chang, in his first sit-down interview since being chosen to lead Bo

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Civil rights fight looms on charter schools cap

March 8, 2015 | Michael Levenson

The highly charged charter school debate, waged for years in the Legislature, could soon

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Statement by MCPSA Executive Director Marc Kenen on Governor Baker's Appointment of Paul Sagan as New Chair of Board of Education

March 6, 2015 | MCPSA

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.

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City parents, school activists applaud superintendent selection

March 5, 2015 | James Vaznis

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.

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Hundreds Turn Out for Holyoke Charter School Enrollment Lottery

March 4, 2015 | Chris Pisano

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB)) Hundreds of local families turned out Wednesday night to see if their kids could get a spot in the Holyoke Community Charter School.

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Foreshadowing the charter school debate

February 27, 2015 | Scot Lehigh

Charter Students Learn Dance as a Unifying Language

February 26, 2015 | Katie Ruppel

Godfrey Muwulya had never seen a flake of snow until his recent stay on the Vineyard.

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No New Commonwealth Charter Schools Approved This Year For First Time Since 1996

February 24, 2015 | Statement From Marc Kenen, Executive Director, Massachusetts Charter Public School Association

BOSTON – Today marks the end of a long and difficult application cycle that resulted in no new Commonwealth charters being awarded in the state for the first time since 1996.

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