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High-Stakes Test; Trying to fix a broken school district

October 11, 2012 | Michael Jonas

Jeff Riley received a fairly consistent piece of advice when he was considering the offer to become receiver for the Lawrence public schools, the person in charge of the state takeover of the chronically

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Lowell charter school celebrates transformation

October 2, 2012 | Olesia Plokhii

LOWELL -- Teetering on the verge of closure two years ago, the Lowell Community Charter Public School has not only managed to save itself from

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MCAS top-scoring suburban charter schools

September 24, 2012 |

The Globe reviewed 7th, 8th, and 10th grade MCAS scores in English and math from 20 charter schools in cities and towns across Greater Boston.

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Charter students outperform peers on MCAS

September 23, 2012 | Lisa Kocian

Most charter school students in suburban Boston performed better on 

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New Boston Charter Networks Post Impressive First-Year Gains

September 21, 2012

The state’s first charter network schools posted strong academic gains in just their first year of operation, according to state MCAS data.

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Parsing MCAS results

September 21, 2012

The Berkshire County MCAS results released Wednesday were the usual mixed bag, offering plenty to be encouraged about or worried abou

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North Central Charter in Fitchburg leaps to top level on MCAS Read more:

September 20, 2012 | Alana Melanson

FITCHBURG -- North Central Charter Essential School announced some exciting news along with MCAS results to its students on Wednesday: The school has jumped from Level 3 to Level 1 in the past year.

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Many schools in state lagging on MCAS

September 19, 2012 | Peter Schworm

WORCESTER — Nearly two-thirds of Massachusetts public schools are falling short of performance targets under the state’s new

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State council honors AMSA teacher

September 18, 2012

Marlborough – The Advanced Math and Science Academy (

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