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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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September 25, 2013 | State House News Service


September 25, 2013 | Marc Kenen, MCPSA

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.

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New Boston charter schools yield high MCAS scores

September 22, 2013 | James Vaznis

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.

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