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Marlborough charter school ranked among the best in the state

April 24, 2013 | Staff reports

New high school rankings released by U.S. News and World Report, shows that charters once again rank high in Massachusetts and nationally. Sturgis Charter Public School (Hyannis) ranked #1 in the state and #31 nationally. Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School (Marlboro) ranked #3 in the state. Several other charter schools ranked among the top 50 in the state including Salem Academy Charter School, Mystic Valley Regional Charter School (Malden), MATCH Charter Public High School (Boston), Prospect Hill Academy Charter School (Somerville-Cambridge) and SABIS International Charter School (Springfield).

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Sturgis Charter School Ranked Number 1 in Massachusetts

April 23, 2013 | Sara Mannal

New high school rankings released by U.S. News and World Report, shows that charters once again rank high in Massachusetts and nationally. Sturgis Charter Public School (Hyannis) ranked #1 in the state and #31 nationally. Several other charter schools ranked among the top 50 in the state including Salem Academy Charter School, Mystic Valley Regional Charter School (Malden), MATCH Charter Public High School (Boston), Prospect Hill Academy Charter School (Somerville-Cambridge) and SABIS International Charter School (Springfield)

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Exams Aren't the Enemy: How Tests Can Help Low-Income Students

April 18, 2013 | Talmadge Nardi

A teacher at a Massachusetts charter school weighs in on the Atlanta cheating scandal.

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Statement from the Neighborhood House Charter School, Dorchester, MA

April 16, 2013 | Kevin Andrews

The Neighborhood House Charter School is mourning today the loss of our beloved student Martin Richard, during the tragic events at the Boston Mara

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Students ask for more charter schools

April 12, 2013 | Christine Lee

Hundreds of western Massachusetts students, teachers and parents are asking state lawmakers to raise the cap on the number of charter schools that are allowed to open

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Bill would lift cap on charter schools

April 12, 2013 | Allison Thomasseau, Statehouse Correspondent

An Andover lawmaker has filed legislation that would lift the charter-school cap on the state's 30 lowest-performing school districts, including Lowell, Gardner, and Fitchburg, a move prai

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More school time needs to be part of broader effort

April 10, 2013 | Michael Jonas

THERE IS GOOD REASON TO BELIEVE a longer school day for students in

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A new actor appears on schools stage

April 3, 2013 | Scot Lehigh

AS THE race to succeed Tom Menino takes shape, compelling new developments should put education reform front and center in the city’s political debate.

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Biz groups push for charter schools

March 29, 2013 | Mary Moore

Business leaders are pushing a bill that would eliminate the state’s existing cap on charter schools

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Guest View: It's time to lift the cap on quality

March 26, 2013 | John Schneider

A recent Stanford University study found that Massachusetts charter public school students gain the equivalent of 1½ more months of learning per year in reading and 2½ more months in math compared to similar students in their host districts. In Boston, the results were so astonishing the researchers ran the numbers twice to make sure they were right. They found that Boston charters provided a typical student with more than 12 months of additional learning per year in reading and 13 months greater progress per year in math compared to their district peers. The academic progress accelerated the longer the students remained in charters, the study showed.

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