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Student Wins $5,000 in Regional Business Plan Competition

November 12, 2013 | Maureen Evans, AMSA

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.

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BOSTON ELECTS PRO-CHARTER MAYOR

November 5, 2013 | MCPSA

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.

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker talks education, closing achievement gap in visit to Springfield's Veritas Preparatory Charter School

October 24, 2013 | Robert Rizzuto, The Republican

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."

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New Study on Charter School Demand and Effectiveness

October 24, 2013 | The Boston Foundation

A new study on Charter School Demand and Effectiveness found dramatic academic gains for children attending Boston charters.

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Giving Tree Supports Food Pantry

October 18, 2013 | BFCCPS Head of School Blog

Early this week, the entire school participated in various community service activities.

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Editorial: Massachusetts education bill would narrow achievement gap

October 13, 2013 | The Republican Editorials

Look no further than Springfield’s Alfred G. Zanetti Montessori School for evidence that state legislation aimed to eliminate the achievement gap is working.

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Group says state should OK charter school expansion

October 3, 2013 | Fred Hanson

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.

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Viewpoint: Bill has power to equalize Bay State's schools

September 30, 2013 | John Davis and Paul Grogan

In Massachusetts, we proudly hold up our public schools as some of the best in the nation.

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Lowell charter school on an MCAS mission

September 29, 2013 | Katie Lannan, Lowell Sun

In music classes at Lowell Community Charter Public School, the tune of "Feliz Navidad" becomes "The MCAS Song."

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GUEST OPINION: Lifting the charter school cap in Mass.

September 28, 2013 | Charles Chieppo and Jamie Gass, The Pioneer Institute

What did Massachusetts’ legislators and governor do between April and August this year?

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