Charter News

Your View: Pioneer Institute — Cap on charter schools needs to be lifted

June 24, 2015 | Gerard Robinson

Breathtaking results from yet another study, and the announcement that three prominent Boston lawyers plan to mount a constitutional challenge to Massachusetts’ charter public school cap, have reignited the seemingly endless debate about charter schools’ place in the commonwealth’s education mark

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Massachusetts Takes On a Failing School District

June 17, 2015 | New York Times Editorial Board

The Massachusetts public schools consistently rank at or near the top in the nation for performance on the rigorous, federally backed math and reading exams known as the National Assessment of Educational Progress.

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Charter schools take a commendable step

April 20, 2015 | The Editorial Board

CHARTER SCHOOLS in Massachusetts h

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Charter schools to pool resources

April 13, 2015 | James Vaznis

Charter schools across Massachusetts, which critics accuse of dodging a public duty to teach students with disabilities or language barriers, are stepping up their efforts to educate those students through a new statewide collaborative that will enable the institutions to share staff, training, and programs.

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Report: Area charter schools can be model for hiring teachers

April 9, 2015 | Amelia Pak-Harvey

LOWELL -- The innovative approaches to hiring and handling teachers that schools like Lowell Collegiate Public Charter School an

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Study of black and Latino boys excludes charter success

April 9, 2015 | Michael Jonas

Researchers conducting a study looking for effective practices that are helping black and Latino boys close the achievement

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Matt Curtis: Taking sides on charter school question not in students’ best interests

April 1, 2015 | Matt Curtis

FLORENCE — I would like to respond to misleading generalizations pertaining to charter schools recently presented by letter writers in the Gazette — and offer additional perspective.

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Charter School Gains May Help Low-Performing Public Schools, Says Education Secretary

March 26, 2015 | Boston Public Radio Staff

Charter schools in Boston have made extraordinary gains, according to a 

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Marty Meehan and Beth Anderson: College degree should be goal for all our students

March 26, 2015 | Marty Meehan and Beth Anderson

Despite one of the strongest public- education systems in the United States, Massachusetts still faces stark disparities rooted

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