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NEW FEDERAL GUIDELINES ALLOW CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO HOLD WEIGHTED LOTTERIES TO PROVIDE PREFERENCES FOR EDUCATIONALLY DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN

January 30, 2014 | MCPSA

BOSTON, January 30, 2014 – Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Education issued new guidelines allowing charter public schools to hold “weighted” lotteries that would allow them to give preference to “educationally disadvantaged children.” The Massachusetts Charter Public School Association (MCPSA) applauds this change in policy and calls on the Legislature to change state law to allow Massachusetts charters to provide these preferences.

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Chicopee students showcase science projects

January 25, 2014

This was the Hampden Charter School of Science’s fifth annual science fair. These students hope to follow earlier graduates who now attend some of America’s top colleges for scientific study.

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Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter to Compete on WGBH's 'High School Quiz Show'

January 24, 2014 | Mary MacDonald

Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School will square off with Melrose-based Mystic Valley Regional Charter School on Saturday during the preliminary round of WGBH's "High School Quiz Show" state tournament.

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High School Team Wins 2nd in Programming Contest

January 21, 2014

Advanced Math and Science Academy is not waiting for the world to change…we are changing the world one student at a time…every day.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrated in Springfield by talented youths

January 20, 2014 | Buffy Spencer

It was all about the children Monday when an overflow crowd at the MassMutual Center celebrated the life of Martin Luther King Jr. by showcasing the talents of area youth.

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Speakers at Martin Luther King Jr. ceremony in Springfield call for perseverance on civil rights, equality

January 15, 2014 | Peter Goonan

Speakers praised the accomplishments of the late Martin Luther King Jr. on Wednesday during a City Hall celebration, saying he and others accomplished much in civil rights and equality while there remains today much work to be done.

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Hampden Charter School of Science in Chicopee fights bullying through poetry

December 27, 2013 | Jeanette DeForge

This is the second year ninth-graders at the charter school have written poems to stop bullying.

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Public input deadline for proposed Fall River charter schools fast approaching

December 19, 2013 | Michael Gagne

The deadline for the public to submit comments on the city’s charter school proposals is quickly approaching, with Jan. 3 as the last date for submissions, according to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

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Lowell charter school's rebound on track

December 11, 2013 | Katie Lannan

LOWELL -- Fifth-grader Jeff Danquah started going to Lowell Community Charter Public School in first grade. He doesn't want to walk away from the school for good 18 months from now, when he finishes sixth grade.

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Baker likes what he sees at Sturgis

November 20, 2013 | Jason Cook

HYANNIS — Sturgis Public Charter School's distinct education model and ability to draw students from off-Cape has Charles Baker interested.

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