Press Releases

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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STATEMENT BY MCPSA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MARC KENEN ON HOUSE ACTION ON LEGISLATION TO LIFT THE CAP ON CHARTER SCHOOLS

March 26, 2014

BOSTON, MAMARCH 26, 2014 – “Action taken today by the House of Representatives revives legislation that would lift

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