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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
In music classes at Lowell Community Charter Public School, the tune of "Feliz Navidad" becomes "The MCAS Song."Read More
What did Massachusetts’ legislators and governor do between April and August this year?Read More
Election Creates New Momentum For Eliminating Enrollment Caps
Statement by Marc Kenen, Executive Director MCPSA
BOSTON - Yesterday’s Mayoral election in Boston was an historic one for charter public schools. No matter who wins, Boston will have a pro-charter Mayor.
The two elected finalists, Marty Walsh and John Connolly, are both strong advocates for charter schools. Both support the elimination of the charter school cap; both support leasing underutilized district buildings to charters; both support equal funding for charter and district students; both support deepening the work of the Boston Compact collaboration between charter and district schools.
Many Boston charter schools that have opened additional campuses frequently scored higher than state averages on last spring’s MCAS, a sign that high performance can be sustained as more students enroll, according to a Globe review of data released Friday.Read More