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New Boston schools chief lays out priorities

March 9, 2015 | James Vaznis

LOS ANGELES — Tommy Chang, in his first sit-down interview since being chosen to lead Bo

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Civil rights fight looms on charter schools cap

March 8, 2015 | Michael Levenson

The highly charged charter school debate, waged for years in the Legislature, could soon

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Statement by MCPSA Executive Director Marc Kenen on Governor Baker's Appointment of Paul Sagan as New Chair of Board of Education

March 6, 2015 | MCPSA

Today’s appointment by Governor Baker of Paul Sagan as the new Chair of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) is a positive step for the future of public education in Massachusetts.

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City parents, school activists applaud superintendent selection

March 5, 2015 | James Vaznis

A day after the selection of a new school superintendent, a broad cross section of Boston parents, community activists, and educators said they were looking forward to the prospect of finally having a permanent leader in place for the first time in nearly two years.

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Hundreds Turn Out for Holyoke Charter School Enrollment Lottery

March 4, 2015 | Chris Pisano

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB)) Hundreds of local families turned out Wednesday night to see if their kids could get a spot in the Holyoke Community Charter School.

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Foreshadowing the charter school debate

February 27, 2015 | Scot Lehigh

Charter Students Learn Dance as a Unifying Language

February 26, 2015 | Katie Ruppel

Godfrey Muwulya had never seen a flake of snow until his recent stay on the Vineyard.

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No New Commonwealth Charter Schools Approved This Year For First Time Since 1996

February 24, 2015 | Statement From Marc Kenen, Executive Director, Massachusetts Charter Public School Association

BOSTON – Today marks the end of a long and difficult application cycle that resulted in no new Commonwealth charters being awarded in the state for the first time since 1996.

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Who's the poorest? Student poverty rates at Springfield's charter schools

February 17, 2015 | Carolyn Robbins

SPRINGFIELD — Contrary to popular belief, poverty is no stranger to families who send their children to Springfield's charter schools.

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Education Commissioner Rejects Applications for New Charter Public Schools in Brockton and Fitchburg

February 13, 2015 | MCPSA

(Statement by Marc Kenen, Executive Director, Massachusetts Charter Public School Association.)

“We are deeply disappointed for families and children in Brockton and Fitchburg who are in desperate need of high quality public school choices.

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