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American Institute for Research Credits Charter School Management for Turnaround Success in Lawrence Public Schools

July 21, 2016 | MCPSA

American Institute for Research Credits Charter School Management for Turnaround Success in Lawrence Public Schools 
Charter practices in a district context cited as “innovation in school turnaround”

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Estudiantes de la Phoenix Academy demostraron que sí se puede

July 13, 2016 | Yadira Betances - El Mundo

Lawrence, MA – Ambar Alcántara, Germarie García y Janesa Rapaglia- Santos no son estudiantes tradicionales, pero recibieron sus diplomas de la escuela superior después de obtener una segunda oportunidad en la Academia Phoenix.

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Roxbury Prep-UMass partnership opens door to higher ed

July 6, 2016 | Kathleen McKiernan, Boston Herald

Roxbury Prep High School students may be able to take courses through the University of Massachusetts Boston, attend special campus events or learn how to navigate the financial aid system as part of a new partnership between the university’s Honors College and the charter school.

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NEW WAITING LIST NUMBERS SHOWS NEED TO LIFT ENROLLMENT CAPS ON PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS: MORE THAN 23,000 NEW APPLICANTS DENIED IN PAST YEAR.

June 30, 2016 | Marc Kenen

“More than 30,000 children are stranded on public charter school waiting lists hoping for an opportunity that likely will not come unless arbitrary enrollment caps are lifted at the ballot box this November.

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A Star for Mom

June 21, 2016 | Kevin Cullen, Boston Globe

When Marco Quinonez left Guatemala in 1977, he was working as a physical education teacher.

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Chelsea Charter School Helps Students Of All Backgrounds Earn Diplomas

June 16, 2016 | Paula Ebben

CHELSEA (CBS) – It’s a special high school graduation for two young women who never thought they’d make that triumphant walk to accept a diploma.

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Brazilian immigrant overcame struggles to rise to top in charter school

June 11, 2016 | Jeremy C. Fox

When she was younger, Barbara Ferreira never imagined she’d be her school’s valedictorian or the first in her family to attend college. At times, she wasn’t even sure she would get to stay in the United States until graduation.

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Phoenix Academy celebrates 11 graduates

June 9, 2016 | Zoe Matthews

HAVERHILL -- The 11 graduates of Phoenix Academy Lawrence Class of 2016 walked across the stage at Northern Essex Community College's Haverhill campus Thursday afternoon. 

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Hampden Charter School of Science in Chicopee graduates 33 from Class of 2016

June 8, 2016 | Jeanette DeForge

CHICOPEE — A total of 33 students graduated from the Hampden Charter School of Science Tuesday in a ceremony at Elms College.

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Graduate's advice: Never give up - Young mother of two will graduate high school on track

June 2, 2016 | Zoe Mathews

LAWRENCE – A third of young women who drop out of high school cite pregnancy or parenting as a key reason. Janesa Rosamaria Rapaglia-Santos of Lawrence wasn't going to let that happen to her.

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