Press Releases

BOSTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS FILE APPLICATIONS TO SERVE 2,759 MORE CHILDREN

August 3, 2015

 

BOSTON, August 3, 2015 – Charter public school leaders filed applications to add more than 2,700 charter school seats in Boston, but district-level enrollment caps in the city will allow only a fraction of those seats to ultimately be approved by the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE).

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BOSTON'S HIGH PERFORMING CHARTERS HAVE HIGH SPECIAL NEEDS ENROLLMENT

July 16, 2014

Data from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (2013-14) shows that the highest performing Boston charter public schools have higher special needs enrollment than the highest performing Boston district schools (BPS).

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BOSTON CHARTER PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS HAVE LOWER ATTRITION RATES AND MORE STABLE ENROLLMENT THAN COMPARABLE BOSTON DISTRICT SCHOOLS

July 16, 2014

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) reports two measures of attrition in all public schools in th

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BOSTON CHARTERS OUTPERFORM COMPARABLE BOSTON DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOLS ON ADVANCED PLACEMENT EXAMS

July 16, 2014

Data from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (2012-13) shows that students in Boston charter public high schools took and passed Advanced Placement (AP) exams at far higher rates than students in open-admission Boston district high schools. 

Participation in AP courses and success on AP exams have been shown to predict college success.

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STATEMENT BY MCPSA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MARC KENEN ON HOUSE APPROVAL OF BILL TO LIFT CAPS ON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

May 23, 2014

BOSTON, MA – May 21, 2014 – Approval of this legislation by the House of Representatives today by a vote of 114-35 is a major step forward for parents who are seeking more high quality public school options for their children in the state’s lowest performing school districts.

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