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Codman Academy lessons reach a national audience

January 27, 2016 | Jamie Vaznis, Boston Globe

Doctors in white coats mingle with students in the hallways and cafeteria. A school nurse is on hand to take sick students to an urgent care room if their parents cannot leave work right away. Students receive free dental care and vision screenings.

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AS GOV. BAKER PUSHES TO LIFT THE CAP ON PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS, HUNDREDS OF PARENTS EXPECTED TOMORROW AT ENROLLMENT SHOWCASE FOR BOSTON-AREA CHARTERS

January 22, 2016 | MCPSA

AS GOV. BAKER PUSHES TO LIFT THE CAP ON PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS,

HUNDREDS OF PARENTS EXPECTED TOMORROW AT ENROLLMENT SHOWCASE FOR BOSTON-AREA CHARTERS

Parents will Try Their Luck at Charter School Lotteries

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Charter schools are critical to improving the state of our Commonwealth

January 22, 2016 | Dawn Foye

Last night, Governor Baker delivered his first State of the Commonwealth address. For me, and for thousands of parents desperate for better school options, one issue stood out above all else: the Governor’s commitment to lifting the cap on public charter schools.

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GOV. BAKER CALLS FOR LIFTING THE CAP ON PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS IN STATE OF STATE ADDRESS TO LEGISLATURE

January 22, 2016 | Marc Kenen

GOV. BAKER CALLS FOR LIFTING THE CAP ON PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS IN STATE OF STATE ADDRESS TO LEGISLATURE

(Statement can be attributed to Marc Kenen, Executive Director,

Massachusetts Charter Public School Association)

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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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