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STATEMENT BY MARC KENEN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MCPSA, ON SENATE PRESIDENT STAN ROSENBERG’S ANNOUNCEMENT OF INTENTION TO DEBATE CHARTER LEGISLATION

January 20, 2016 | Marc Kenen, MCPSA

We are pleased that the Senate intends to craft legislation related to public charter schools, and will work hard to ensure that the bill lifts arbitrary charter enrollment caps, provides equitable funding for charter and district schools, and pursues reforms that will expand high quality educati

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STATEMENT BY MARC KENEN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ON MAYOR WALSH’S STATE OF CITY ADDRESS

January 20, 2016 | Marc Kenen, MCPSA Executive Director

Tonight, Mayor Walsh talked about his vision for improving public education in Boston and working with public charter schools to achieve that goal. The Mayor understands that improving public education in the city and expanding access to high quality charters are not mutually exclusive goals.  Parents are seeking equal access to high quality public schools whether they are district public schools or public charter schools, but arbitrary enrollment caps are preventing them from accessing more high quality public charters.

As the debate continues over whether to lift the cap, it is important to have the facts about how public charter schools are financed and what impact they have on the Boston Public Schools (BPS).

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Boston Showcase 2016

January 13, 2016

Join us Saturday January 23, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Watson Auditorum at Wentworth Institute of Technology (550 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115) for the Boston Charter Public School Showcase.

Find Out for Yourself About Public Charter Schools!

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Cambridge charter schools rank among top-performing schools in state

January 12, 2016 | Cambridge Wicked Local

Two Cambridge charter schools were recently ranked among the top performing schools in the state, according to recent state assessment scores.

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Editorial: Senate should step up

January 11, 2016 | Herald Staff

When state Senate President Stan Rosenberg says, as he did last week, that his district “does not want to see any more charter schools” some clarity is in order.

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Charter school advocates launch $18 million effort

January 11, 2016 | Jim O’Sullivan

A business-backed coalition is poised to spend up to $18 million and obliterate state campaign spending records in favor of expanded charter schools, launching its efforts with mail targeted at state Senate districts, including that of Senate President Stanley C.

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As You Were Saying...Time to raise charter school cap

December 19, 2015 | As You Were Saying...Time to raise charter school cap

Earlier this month, supporters of a ballot initiative to lift enrollment caps on highly successful public charter schools filed 73,000 certified signatures to move another step closer to putting the question before the voters next November.

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Charters are answering the call on English language learners

December 16, 2015 | Cara Stillings Candal - Commonwealth Magazine

THE RESULTS OF a new Pioneer Institute study, “

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Are you a parent who is interested in learning more about Charter Public School options in Boston and Springfield?

December 10, 2015

 

**PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR UPDATES ABOUT THE STATUS OF THE BOSTON SHOWCASE DUE TO THE INCLEMENT WEATHER EXPECTED THIS SATURDAY, JANUARY 23. WE WILL POST INFORMATION ABOUT THE STATUS OF THE SHOWCASE BY FRIDAY AFTERNOON.**

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M.I.T. research finds special needs students benefit from charter school education

December 10, 2015 | Katie Lannan/State House News Service

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, DEC. 7, 2015 Updated DEC.

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