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Editorial: Arithmetic on charters

October 2, 2016 | Boston Herald Editorial

If charter schools were the drain on district schools that critics insist they are — they’ve built an entire campaign around that claim — one would assume that simple mathematical fact would start to show up in the numbers, as in, how much districts
spend educating each pupil.

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Students give back to Lorraine Soup Kitchen and Pantry in Chicopee

October 1, 2016 | By Seena Sleem and Jamie Leslie


Local teens looking to give back today as 20 high school students from Hampden Charter School of Science volunteered at Lorraine Soup Kitchen and Pantry located in Chicopee.

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Kenen: 'Big lies' about charter school funding

October 1, 2016 | Marc Kenen, Guest Column for MetroWest Daily News

For more than 20 years, opponents of public charter schools have consistently told “The Big Lie” that charter public schools drain funds from public education.

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Charters aren’t draining district school funding

September 30, 2016 | Boston Globe Editorial

FOR MONTHS, MASSACHUSETTS voters have been told that charter schools are draining money from traditional public schools, thereby threatening the education of non-charter students across the state.

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No fuzzy math required to understand successes of charter schools

September 29, 2016 | Aaron Medelson, Veritas Preparatory Charter School, guest to The Republican

Nancy Grossman contends that almost every problem facing district schools in communities like Springfield can be blamed on public charter schools.

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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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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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