Charter News

Commissioner Announces 2017 Teacher of the Year

May 3, 2016 | Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Codman Academy Charter Public School ninth grade teacher Sydney Chaffee receives state's top educator award

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Massachusetts has 2 of top high schools in nation, according to U.S. News and World report

April 19, 2016 | Michelle Williams

SPRINGFIELD -- Cape Cod and Boston are home to some of the highest performing students in the nation, according to an annual report recently released by U.S. News and World.

Two Massachusetts high schools made the list of the top 100 public high schools in America. 

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Annual charter school lottery draws hundreds of applicants

March 2, 2016 | Cherise Leclerc


It was a high stakes night for Holyoke parents who want their kids to attend charter school as they held their annual lottery to accept new students.

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State approves expanded charter schools in Boston

February 24, 2016 | Jeremy C. Fox

State officials approved Tuesday the expansion of four charter schools in Boston and one in Everett, and the creation of charter schools in Brockton and Springfield.

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Brockton charter is a first

February 24, 2016 | Michael Jonas

Yesterday’s vote by the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to approve two new charter schools and allow the expansion of three existing charters included one particularly noteworthy dimension: It marked the first time the state has authorized a charter school in Brockton.

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Editorial: True wait for charters

February 22, 2016 | Herald Staff

During demonstrations last week over school funding issues Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson made the shopworn claim that charter schools are to blame for inadequate funding of the Boston Public Schools.

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WAITING GAME: Students left on list

February 21, 2016 | Christian M. Wade Statehouse Reporte

BOSTON — More than 1,600 students applied to the Community Day Charter School in Lawrence for next year, but most will be turned away.

It's become a familiar story amid the soaring popularity of the taxpayer-funded alternative schools.

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January 20, 2016 | Marc Kenen, MCPSA

We are pleased that the Senate intends to craft legislation related to public charter schools, and will work hard to ensure that the bill lifts arbitrary charter enrollment caps, provides equitable funding for charter and district schools, and pursues reforms that will expand high quality educati

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Cambridge charter schools rank among top-performing schools in state

January 12, 2016 | Cambridge Wicked Local

Two Cambridge charter schools were recently ranked among the top performing schools in the state, according to recent state assessment scores.

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Editorial: Senate should step up

January 11, 2016 | Herald Staff

When state Senate President Stan Rosenberg says, as he did last week, that his district “does not want to see any more charter schools” some clarity is in order.

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