Charter News

THE ARGUMENT: Should Massachusetts retain its cap on the number of charter schools?

January 18, 2015 | Ralph Carrero

NO: Education reform needs an infusion of energy geared toward narrowing race-and-income-based achievement gaps that rob some children of a fair shot at success in life.

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Leading The Way In Education Means Lifting The Charter School Cap

January 16, 2015 | Richard Whitmire

The demand by Gov. Charlie Baker in last week’s inauguration speech for more charter schools undoubtedly prompted groaning from scores of legislators still licking wounds from the charter cap battle they endured last July.

This time, it doesn’t have to play out that way.

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Boston-area Charter Public Schools to Hold Enrollment Showcase on Saturday, January 24th

January 12, 2015 | MCPSA

Charter public schools in the Boston area will hold a free information and enrollment showcase on Saturday, January 24th from 9 AM to noon at Wentworth Institute of Technology.

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January 8, 2015 | Matt Murphy, STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

Gov. Charlie Baker will deliver a speech to the Commonwealth hitting on broad themes, while addressing the signature issue that faces his administration as he takes office - a burgeoning budget gap he's inheriting from Democrats on Beacon Hill.

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Springfield-area Charter Public Schools to Hold Enrollment Showcase on Saturday, February 7th

January 6, 2015 | MCPSA

Charter public schools in the Springfield area will hold a free information and enrollment showcase on Saturday, February 7th from 9 AM to noon at the MassMutual Center in Springfield.

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November 25, 2014 | Colleen Quinn, STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

Against the wishes of local school officials, the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education granted a waiver Tuesday to a proposed charter school in Brockton, allowing the applicant to continue in the approval process.

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UP Academy Charter School applies to inherit Springfield district middle school following school committee approval

November 14, 2014 | Laura Newberry

The Boston-based UP Education Network has won permission from The Springfield School Committee to submit an application to the state, a big step that could lead to the organization adopting one of the city's chronically under-performing schools.

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Brockton, Fitchburg superintendents oppose Charter school waivers

October 21, 2014 | STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE, Colleen Quinn

MALDEN -- State education officials are considering waivers for proposed charters schools in Fitchburg and Brockton that were disqualified because the school districts where they would operate are no longer among the lowest performing in the state.

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Proposed charter's founders look for waivers from law

October 18, 2014 | Michael Cromwell

A confusing and stunted approval process is making it difficult for a group to establish a new charter school in Fitchburg.

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New charter schools unlikely in Massachusetts

October 14, 2014 | Jamie Vaznis, Boston Globe

For the first time in 15 years, Massachusetts education officials probably will not be approving any new independently run charter schools this year, a prospect that is stunning proponents and applicants.

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