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MCPSA Announces Appointment of Tim Nicolette as New Executive Director

June 5, 2017 | MCPSA

MCPSA ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF TIM NICOLETTE AS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

President of UP Education Network and Former BPS Chief of Staff will replace longtime Executive Director Marc Kenen

 

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Charter School's Biggest Graduating Class Takes Center Stage

June 2, 2017 | Chloe Reichel

The Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School class of 2017 will set a record this Sunday when it graduates. This year’s class is the largest yet, with 14 students.

Discussing preparations for the event, director Robert Moore joked that the school might need to find a bigger stage.

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MTA snub of teacher of the year exposes questionable agenda (Editorial)

June 2, 2017 | The Republican Editorials

Above all else, and for all the challenges they face, teachers should be expected to be for the kids.

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Boston teachers union will welcome Chaffee

June 2, 2017 | Michael Jonas

THE MASSACHUSETTS TEACHERS ASSOCIATION may not be interested in hearing from Sydney Chaffee, the Boston charter school educator who was recently named National Teacher of the Year, but the Boston Teachers Union wants her to come address its members.

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What good is a teachers’ union that doesn’t care about great teaching?

May 31, 2017 | Adrian Walker, Boston Globe Columnist

Sydney Chaffee is a model schoolteacher: brilliant, fun, and a natural leader of both her students and her peers.

Those judgments aren't mine — the ninth-grade humanities teacher at Codman Academy in Dorchester was recently named National Teacher of the Year.

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Statement by the MCPSA Regarding Mystic Valley Charter School Board Action to Suspend Discriminatory Policy

May 22, 2017 | Marc Kenen

“The Board took the right action to suspend its discriminatory policy, and now needs to rescind it permanently. We are proud of the two young women, Deanna and Mya Cook, and their parents, for standing up for themselves and their rights.

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Open Schools, Closed Minds: The Progressive Bias Against Charter Schools

May 16, 2017 | Rich Barlow, WBUR's Cognoscenti

Opposition to charter schools is to the left what climate change denial is to the right, a fortress of unreason that shields ideology from contrary evidence.

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STATEMENT BY BETH ANDERSON, PRESIDENT, AND THABITI BROWN, VICE PRESIDENT, OF THE MASSACHUSETTS CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOL ASSOCIATION REGARDING MYSTIC VALLEY CHARTER SCHOOL DRESS CODE POLICIES

May 12, 2017 | MCPSA

STATEMENT BY BETH ANDERSON, PRESIDENT, AND THABITI BROWN, VICE PRESIDENT, OF THE MASSACHUSETTS CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOL ASSOCIATION REGARDING MYSTIC VALLEY CHARTER SCHOOL DRESS CODE POLICIES

Contact: Dominic Slowey

781-710-0014

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In recognizing Boston educator, Trump says nothing more important than being a teacher

April 28, 2017 | Darlene Superville

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has recognized the National Teacher of the Year, and says nothing is more important than being a teacher.

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For the first time, a charter school teacher wins National Teacher of the Year

April 28, 2017 | Emma Brown

Sydney Chaffee, a ninth-grade humanities teacher from Boston, has been named National Teacher of the Year, making her the first teacher from Massachusetts — and the first working in a charter school — to win the honor.

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