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Editorial: In charters, more time for learning

August 10, 2016 | MetroWest Daily News Editorial Staff

While most kids are still basking in mid-summer indolence, the school year has already begun for the students at the Edward Brooke Charter School. The school’s three K-8 campuses in Boston opened for kindergartners on Tuesday, and the older kids start Thursday.

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My classmates and I are living proof that charter schools change lives for the better

August 10, 2016 | Dominique Calixte

When I was a young woman, my mother told me I would be attending a charter school when I entered sixth grade. Like any kid, I just wanted to do what my friends were doing, but my mother had other plans for me, and I’m so grateful she did.

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MassMutual Program Introduces Students to Law Careers

August 9, 2016 | Kathleen Mitchell

Bullying and cyberbullying are pertinent issues for teens today, and this summer 40 students in the Summer Legal Institute at MassMutual played the role of an attorney and presented arguments for clients during a mock court trial.

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Students enjoy charter schools

August 4, 2016 | John W. Guenther, Guest to The Recorder

I’d like to add a few words to the debate on charter schools. I am a retired high school math teacher and a supporter of charter schools. Why? Because our children, our town and our nation need more than what standard public schools and their elected boards are offering.

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I’m a pro-charter school Obama and Sanders Democrat

July 21, 2016 | Meredith Segal

AS DEMOCRATS NATIONALLY unite behind our nominee in Philadelphia next week, Massachusetts Democrats have the opportunity to unite behind a ballot initiative that would provide more high quality schools, especially for children in communities plagued by low academic performance.

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American Institute for Research Credits Charter School Management for Turnaround Success in Lawrence Public Schools

July 21, 2016 | MCPSA

American Institute for Research Credits Charter School Management for Turnaround Success in Lawrence Public Schools 
Charter practices in a district context cited as “innovation in school turnaround”

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Estudiantes de la Phoenix Academy demostraron que sí se puede

July 13, 2016 | Yadira Betances - El Mundo

Lawrence, MA – Ambar Alcántara, Germarie García y Janesa Rapaglia- Santos no son estudiantes tradicionales, pero recibieron sus diplomas de la escuela superior después de obtener una segunda oportunidad en la Academia Phoenix.

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Roxbury Prep-UMass partnership opens door to higher ed

July 6, 2016 | Kathleen McKiernan, Boston Herald

Roxbury Prep High School students may be able to take courses through the University of Massachusetts Boston, attend special campus events or learn how to navigate the financial aid system as part of a new partnership between the university’s Honors College and the charter school.

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June 30, 2016 | Marc Kenen

“More than 30,000 children are stranded on public charter school waiting lists hoping for an opportunity that likely will not come unless arbitrary enrollment caps are lifted at the ballot box this November.

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A Star for Mom

June 21, 2016 | Kevin Cullen, Boston Globe

When Marco Quinonez left Guatemala in 1977, he was working as a physical education teacher.

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