Charter News

Vote ‘yes’ for better educational opportunities

September 28, 2016 | Melvin B. Miller, Publisher & Editor, Bay State Banner

A volatile political issue in the Nov. 8 election is Question 2 on the ballot that permits the expansion of charter schools to 12 per year.

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Charters haven’t been a drain on traditional schools, watchdog group finds

September 28, 2016 | David Scharfenberg, Boston Globe

A Beacon Hill watchdog group will release a report Wednesday finding that charter schools have not been a significant financial drain on traditional public schools, undercutting a central argument raised by teachers unions and other groups opposed to opening more charters.

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We owe our children more charter schools

August 25, 2016 | Cynthia Stead, Guest Opinion, Cape Cod Times
A ballot question favored by progressives this fall is about restricting choice and opportunity.
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Editorial: Charter debate gets real

August 17, 2016 | Herald Staff

The proposal to expand the number of charter schools in the state that’s on the November ballot just took on a new level of importance this week with applications filed by six groups seeking to open charter schools and 12 existing charters looking to expand.

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Charter schools seek to expand

August 16, 2016 | Jamie Vasnis, Boston Globe



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Editorial: In charters, more time for learning

August 10, 2016 | MetroWest Daily News Editorial Staff

While most kids are still basking in mid-summer indolence, the school year has already begun for the students at the Edward Brooke Charter School. The school’s three K-8 campuses in Boston opened for kindergartners on Tuesday, and the older kids start Thursday.

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Students enjoy charter schools

August 4, 2016 | John W. Guenther, Guest to The Recorder

I’d like to add a few words to the debate on charter schools. I am a retired high school math teacher and a supporter of charter schools. Why? Because our children, our town and our nation need more than what standard public schools and their elected boards are offering.

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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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