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We are a city of immigrants. For generations, immigrants like me have come to Lowell in search of the same thing: opportunity. A fair chance for a better future. As a mother of two boys, I believe lifting the cap on public charter schools in Massachusetts is essential to that future.Read More
A civil war has broken out among Massachusetts Democrats over the charter school ballot measure, with insurgents who want to lift the cap firing off a letter today calling for a public poll to see where party members stand on the hot-button issue.Read More
It’s now official — opposition to charter school expansion in Massachusetts has become Democratic Party orthodoxy. Funny, and we always thought Democrats purported to be the party of educational opportunity.Read More
Is the state of public-school education in Massachusetts better off now than it was 10 years ago?
In many ways it is.
That's because the 1993 Education Reform Act introduced innovation, creativity and accountability to the learning process.Read More
It’s as though Massachusetts native and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg had a crystal ball last month when he addressed the Democratic National Convention.Read More
Ah, the parallels.
Watching the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, one is reminded that not too long ago, a bid was launched to host the 2024 games right here in Boston. The proposal raised complex questions — and touched off a heated controversy.Read More
The proposal to expand the number of charter schools in the state that’s on the November ballot just took on a new level of importance this week with applications filed by six groups seeking to open charter schools and 12 existing charters looking to expand.Read More
A ballot proposal to expand charter schools across the state could drive a further wedge between Democratic Party factions when state committee members gather Tuesday night in Lawrence.Read More
The Foxboro Regional Charter School, which has already undergone one major expansion since its founding in 1998, is seeking to increase its 1,300-student capacity by another 400 students.