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Charter schools were envisioned as centers of innovation that complement the traditional public schools. Importantly, charters should also learn from the success of local districts. The best districts and charters take these founding principles to heart.Read More
Boston Renaissance Charter Public School is not your average school.
Located in Hyde Park, classes include art, music and Mandarin. The goal is to develop a well-rounded Renaissance child.
Kindergarten students can sing the “Nihao Song” together, compare their heights and discuss the weather. “It’s raining! Xia yu le!” was repeated with gusto during a recent lesson.
Marlborough: Abhinav Kurada, a 10th grader from Littleton at the Advanced Math and Science Academy, and his team received first place in 2013 for an energy saving concept as part of the New England regional TYE Business Plan Competition.Read More
With his victory tonight, Mayor-Elect Marty Walsh has a unique opportunity to reshape public education in the City of Boston. We are eager to begin working with the
Mayor-elect to push for legislation to lift the cap on charter public schools and pursue reforms in traditional district schools that will expand high quality educational
opportunities for Boston schoolchildren.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker talks education, closing achievement gap in visit to Springfield's Veritas Preparatory Charter School
In a visit to Western Massachusetts aimed at boosting the soon-to-open Phoenix Charter Academy High School in Springfield, Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker spent part of the morning touring another charter school in the city.
Veritas Preparatory Charter School on Pine Street, which is in its second year of operations, welcomed Baker, who spent time talking with students, visiting classrooms and watching lessons in progress.
"The fact that they had the kids write down arguments for both sides of the issue they were going to debate, let them pick a side and then debate with one another – that is the way you fundamentally help kids process information and think about problems," Baker said in reference to a social studies class that was discussing thecaste system. "The kids we talked to really love being here, despite the long school day."Read More
A new study on Charter School Demand and Effectiveness found dramatic academic gains for children attending Boston charters.Read More
Early this week, the entire school participated in various community service activities.Read More
Look no further than Springfield’s Alfred G. Zanetti Montessori School for evidence that state legislation aimed to eliminate the achievement gap is working.Read More
Legislation that would allow for the expansion of charter and non-traditional public schools could help close the achievement gap among the state’s students, supporters say.Read More
In Massachusetts, we proudly hold up our public schools as some of the best in the nation.Read More