Charter News

Garbus/My Turn: Our county’s charter school

November 24, 2015 | Peter Garbus

As a Greenfield resident and principal of the Four Rivers Charter Public School, I’m hoping to clarify some issues related to public charter schools in a way that assumes the best intent of all involved, even though opinions might differ.

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Letter: Lift arbitrary caps on charter schools

November 18, 2015 | Julia Bowen Adams

To the editor

A recent Pittsfield School Committee discussion included some misinformation about public charter schools that I would like to respectfully correct. ("Pittsfield School Committee endorses moratorium on charter schools," Nov. 13).

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Access to education is equality

November 18, 2015 | Thabiti Brown

In Massachusetts, we imagine ourselves as a place where anyone – regardless of his or her race, zip code, income, or the language spoken at home – can succeed. Nowhere is this vision stronger than here in Dorchester, where families from every walk of life have chosen to make their home.

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Opinion: Public charter schools should be allowed to expand

November 3, 2015 | Marc Kenen, Guest column for Worcester Telegram

Proposals to lift arbitrary enrollment caps on public charter schools have prompted the usual attacks to discount the incredible successes charters have achieved across the Commonwealth.

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Take a stand on charter schools

October 27, 2015 | The Lowell Sun

One of the biggest debates that should be taking place in the Massachusetts State Senate -- but isn't -- is Gov. Charlie Baker's proposal to lift the cap on the expansion of public charter schools.

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MARC KENEN: Lift the cap on public charter schools

October 23, 2015 | Marc Kenen

Proposals to lift arbitrary enrollment caps on public charters schools have prompted the usual attacks to discount the incredible successes charters have achieved across the commonwealth.

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Data shows increase in English language learners, students with disabilities at charters

October 21, 2015 | Katie Lannan/State House News Service

BOSTON - New state data presented to members of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education this week shows steady increases in the enrollment rates of both English language learners and students with disabilities at Massachusetts charter schools.

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Charter schools enrolling more English language learners, students with disabilities, state says

October 20, 2015 | Shira Schoenberg

The percentage of charter school students who are English language learners has surpassed the statewide average for the second year in a row, according to data released Monday by the 

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Gov. Baker praises Phoenix Charter Academy during event at new Springfield site

October 20, 2015 | Carolyn Robbins


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Editorial: Choices on charters

October 19, 2015 | Herald Staff

Gov. Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh don’t have to agree on everything. But it would be helpful if the bipartisan BFFs could get on the same page on the issue of charter schools and the need to expand them. And on this one, the mayor should move closer to Baker.

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