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NEW REPORT CONCLUDES PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS DO NOT HARM LOCAL DISTRICT BUDGETS Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation Report Negates Key Argument Against Lifting the Cap on Public Charter Schools

September 28, 2016

Statement by Marc Kenen, Executive Director, Massachusetts Charter Public School

Association, on the MTF report.

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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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100% of Urban Public Charter Schools Receive State’s Highest Academic Ranking; 96% of Suburban and Rural Public Charter Schools Ranked Among the Best

September 27, 2016 | MCPSA

100% of Urban Public Charter Schools Receive State’s Highest Academic Ranking;

96% of Suburban and Rural Public Charter Schools Ranked Among the Best


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Editorial: Where charter schools are working

September 26, 2016 | Metrowest Daily News

A new study documents success by Massachusetts' charters in urban areas

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Gov Baker,Excel Academy Cut Ribbon On New High School

September 22, 2016 | By John Lynds

Flanked by East Boston’s elected officials and Excel Academy Charter High School students, staff and administrators, Governor Charles Baker cut the ribbon on Excel’s brand new high school on Bremen Street.

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Academy of the Pacific Rim Charter School alum returns to his roots as 9th Grade Mandarin teacher

September 21, 2016

A Roslindale native, Henry Pereira’s unexpected relationship with Mandarin Chinese began in the 7th grade at the Academy of the Pacific Rim Charter School in Hyde Park.

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September 21, 2016 | Marc Kenen - Massachusetts Charter Public School Association

The Manhattan Institute study should put to rest any notion that public charter schools have a negative impact on local school budgets or traditional public school performance.

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Our View: Alma del Mar sets high standard for charters

September 18, 2016 | Southcoast Today

During a tour of New Bedford’s newest school last week, two members of the editorial board of The Standard-Times were struck by an astonishing fact: It was built without Massachusetts School Building Administration funds.

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Vineyard Students Experience Climate Science First-hand

September 5, 2016 | HEATHER GOLDSTONE

Last fall, Jonah Maidoff's Resilient Communities class at Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School was planning a trip to Paris. They were to attend the U.N. climate negotiations and witness history in the making. But the trip was canceled after the November 13th terrorist attacks.

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Dogs, inspirational messages welcome students back to Franklin charter school

September 1, 2016 | Mike Gleason

FRANKLIN — The Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School started its 2016-2017 year this week, using several methods — including a visit from dogs — to smooth the back-to-school process.

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