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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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At hearing, proponents say charter schools would offer educational advantages to Fall River

November 19, 2013 | Michael Gagne

FALL RIVER —Those who support the city’s proposed charter schools told members of the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education on Friday that Fall River’s students and parents need more education choices.

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Salem Academy turns 10

November 18, 2013 | Tom Dalton

Salem Academy Charter School celebrates its 10th anniversary this year after a decade of growth.

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At hearing proponents say charter schools would offer educational advantages to Fall River

November 15, 2013 | Michael Gagne

Those who support the city’s proposed charter schools told members of the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education on Friday that Fall River’s students and parents need more education choices.

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LETTER: Informing the discussion on charter schools

November 15, 2013 | Robert L. Beatty

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.

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