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Hyde Park charter school choir returns for second holiday performance at the White House

December 26, 2012 | Jeremy Fox

For the second year in a row, an elementary school choir from Hyde Park performed in a special holiday concert at the White House.

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Saugus community members to meet about proposed charter

December 26, 2012 | Matt Tempesta / The Daily Item Saugus

On December 10th, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will be holding a public hearing about the proposed charter school in Saugus.

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Island businesses, charter school celebrate start of solar era

December 24, 2012 | Remy Tumin

2,500 new photovoltaic panels are powering all of the electricity used at the Martha's Vineyard Public Charter School making it the first public school in the state to rely completely on green energy as a source for power. Work began last November with help from the charter school’s students.

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Voices of Renaissance sings at White House holiday party

December 22, 2012

For the second year in a row, students from the Boston Renaissance Charter Public School took a trip to Washington D.C. to perform at the White House. The Voices of Renaissance Choir - at the invitation of President and Mrs.

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Charter school finalizes plans to move into Lena Park Community Center

December 21, 2012 | Patrick Rosso

Brooke Charter Schools announced recently that it will move one of its network schools, Brooke 2, into a permanent home in Mattapan at the old Lena Park Community Center. The new building is scheduled to open in 2014, and will be part of a larger development on that site that will include a new community center, senior housing and a skilled nursing facility. Currently, Brooke 2 is located in South Boston.

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Charter Finalists Named "Proven Providers"

December 21, 2012

All new charter applicants that are proposing to replicate their models in underperforming districts passed another test recently.

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Editorial: State should lift cap on new charter schools

December 18, 2012

A new editorial in the Springfield Republican says that with the proven success of charter schools, seen through higher test scores, the state should lift the cap on new schools.

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Island Businesses, Charter School Celebrate Start of Solar Era

December 14, 2012 | Remy Tumin

A soft buzz of 250,000 watts of energy echoed off of Watcha Path in Edgartown on Thursday afternoon.

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