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Carrying on the Mantle of Reform

July 22, 2013 | John A. Griffin

Boston schools try to stem ‘summer slide’

July 17, 2013 | Alyssa A. Botelho

‘It’s alive!” screamed 12-year-old Keyshawn Charles, holding a brown chicken egg up in the air like a trophy.

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Boston’s education mayor?

June 28, 2013 | Michael Jonas

EDUCATION MAY emerge as the central issue in the Boston mayor’s race, and not simply because the school system is one of a handful of big-city districts across the country under mayoral control.

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Charters on edge of ed reform

June 28, 2013 | William F. Weld

When Massachusetts’ landmark Education Reform Act was signed into law 20 years ago, attention was mainly focused on the massive commitment of state resources and the tough new accountability measures. The creation of charter public schools might have seemed almost an afterthought. 

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Group pushes school autonomy

June 24, 2013 | Michael Jonas

Twenty years ago this month, as Tom Menino was about to take office as Boston’s acting mayor, the state adopted the landmark 1993 education reform law.

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Charter School Bill Stirring Debate

June 24, 2013 | Grant Welker

Legislation aimed at closing achievement gaps in Massachusetts schools would make it easier to open charter schools, especially in the worst-performing districts, and give schools power to override unions o

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Reshaping the debate on Mass. charter schools

June 23, 2013 | Jay Fitzgerald

Not every graduate student who passes through Boston leaves a lasting influence on the city. But Chris Walters, a Virginia native who this month received his PhD in economics from MIT, may just be one of them.

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Boston mayoral hopefuls voice views on charter schools

June 21, 2013 | Andrew Ryan, Boston Globe

The majority of Boston’s 12 candidates for mayor support adding more charter schools in the city, testament to the growing momentum to expand independent schools.

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Bruins player sends congrats in video to Tyngsboro school

June 20, 2013 | Lowell Sun Editorial Staff

On the eve of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals, Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference opened a video he made especially for students of Innovation Academy Charter School with an apology for being unable to visit them in Tyngsboro Monday.

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Charter school's Owen Engler takes honors in state reading program

June 19, 2013

Martha's Vineyard Public Charter School sixth grade student Owen Engler, 11, is a semi-finalist in the Level 1 Massachusetts Letters About Literature Program.

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