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Charter schools see big surge in Mass.

February 27, 2013 | Peter Schworm



State education officials this week approved five new charter schools and expansion of 11 existing schools, extending an enrollment surge since the state passed a landmark education ­reform bill in 2010.

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3,000 New Charter Seats Approved by Board of Elementary and Secondary Education

February 26, 2013 | Dom Slowey

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An easy vote for the Board of Education

February 25, 2013 | Jim Stergios

Tomorrow’s Board of Education meeting expects a crowd. Applicants for five new charter schools and 11 expansions will be on hand, as will detractors.

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State education commissioner recommends 5 new charter schools, endorses expansion of 11 existing ones

February 15, 2013 | James Vaznis

The Massachusetts commissioner of elementary and secondary education announced today that he is recommending approval of five new charter school proposals and the expansion of 11 existing charter schools.

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Choice is key to Lowell's educational renewal

February 12, 2013 | John Schneider

Paul George's recent op-ed about the Lowell Collegiate Charter School ("Charter school should mirror the city's diversity") is filled with the usual monotonous complaints about choice and competition in public education.

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Charter school rebuts claim that special ed students get short shrift

February 7, 2013 | Rene Dickhaut, Middle school principal and Jenne Grant, High school principal

Study Finds Charter School Facility Funding Lags Far Behind Districts

February 5, 2013

Charter public schools are recognized as the state’s best tool to close race and income-based achievement gaps, but state policies put them at a disadvantage compared to district public schools when it c

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Community Day Students Earn Top Honors in Teen Writing Contest

February 1, 2013

Six students from Community Day Charter Public School (CDCPS) have been selected as winners of The Boston Globe Scholastic Art and Writing Contest, the most CDCPS students ever to win these awards in the

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Senator Eldridge Visits Local Charter School

January 31, 2013

Senator James Eldridge (D-Marlborough) recently visited the Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School in Marlborough to learn more about the school’s operations.  Eldridge met with AMSA’s executive director,

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Film, "Doors Open," Features Three Innovative Schools

January 31, 2013

A new short film, “Doors Open” features three new schools that opened in the Fall of 2012: KIPP Academy Boston,

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