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MCPSA Statement on Selection of William "Mo" Cowan as Interim U.S. Senator

January 31, 2013

The Massachusetts charter public school community offers its congratulations to William "Mo" Cowan, former Board Chairman of Roxbury Prep Charter School in Boston, on his appointment as the state’s interim U.S.

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Charter schools’ building costs cited

January 28, 2013 | Martine Powers

As charter schools lobby the State House for increased funding for building

improvements, they have a new tool to help them make their case: A report expected

to be released Monday outlines the financial challenges faced by Massachusetts charter

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Charter schools’ building costs cited: Report sees damage to education budgets; more public funding sought by supporters

January 28, 2013 | Martine Powers

As charter schools lobby the State House for increased funding for building improvements, they have a new tool to help them make their case: A report expected to be released Monday outlines the financial challenges faced by Massachusetts charter schools that lease or purchase their own facilities

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Let’s talk ‘legacy’

January 22, 2013 | Boston Herald Editorial Staff

Gov. Deval Patrick last week said he wants to pour hundreds of millions of new dollars into the state’s education system via a massive tax increase, in part to narrow the achievement gap in the state’s needier communities.

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20 Years of Proof; Lift limits on public charters

January 21, 2013 | Editorial Board

The last 20 years offer abundant evidence that charter schools are a viable and legitimate choice. The Legislature should eliminate all caps and spending limits for charters, and give the people of Massachusetts truly unfettered choice in how their own public education dollars are spent.

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Boston kids featured in inaugural video

January 18, 2013

(NECN: Alysha Palumbo - Boston) - "Mr.

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Patrick’s education proposal should reform more

January 18, 2013 | Scot Lehigh

In his Wednesday State of the Commonwealth State speech, Governor Patrick claimed his education proposals will meet the needs of the future. Actually, the governor is avoiding strategies that have proven to be successful.

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Bill to seek end of Mass. cap on charter schools

January 18, 2013 | James Vaznis

A group of charter school advocates, business leaders, and legislators is pushing to abolish a state-imposed cap on the number of charter schools that can operate in Boston and other low-performing districts.

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City on a Hill is an Opportunity, Not a Threat

January 17, 2013 | Editorial

In a recent editorial, the New Bedford Standard Times states that it disagrees with Mayor Jon Mitchell's opinion that the charter school application filed by City on a Hill should be denied.

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SABIS students take top team and individual awards at the 73rd Model Congress of 2013

January 15, 2013

Seventeen students from SABIS® International Charter School in Springfield, Massachusetts, recently competed in the 73rd Annual Model Congress and took home top

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