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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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Boston Renaissance introduces Chinese to local students

November 15, 2013 | Sampan Newspaper

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.

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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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