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Map Academy’s expansion just in time for Covid-19 distancing

July 29, 2020 | Rich Harbert (Wicked Local Plymouth)

While schools across the country struggle with how to reopen for the fall, a charter school in the Plymouth Industrial Park is expanding its footprint and student base.... Read More +

Teachers Union’s Actions Exacerbate Learning Losses Caused by Coronavirus Impact

July 28, 2020 | Jeanne Allen (Forbes)

The Massachusetts Teachers Association secured a major concession to delay school another two weeks to give teachers time to “prepare” for school. Districts will now be starting school September 15, rather than provide for students... Read More +

Private schools, charters moved forward with remote curriculum

July 23, 2020 | Shira Schoenberg (CommonWealth Magazine)

WHEN THIRD-GRADER Alisa Paley’s public elementary school in Canton closed for COVID-19, the school gave students laptops and her teacher held optional daily 40-minute Zoom meetings. A month in, the school... Read More +

Excel Academy Launches Mental Wellness Counseling Page

July 21, 2020 | John Lynds (East Boston Times)

More and more studies have shown that students who abruptly had their school year end in March due to COVID-19 pandemic are suffering some form of depression or isolation.... Read More +

Holocaust Stamps Project in its new home

July 20, 2020 | Tom Reilly (The Sun Chronicle)

The Foxboro Regional Charter School’s Holocaust Stamps Project will soon be on display in its new permanent home at the American Philatelic Society’s center in Bellefonte, Pa... Read More +

Charter Schools A Success – Letter

July 17, 2020 | Francis A. Kilduff (The Falmouth Enterprise)

I disagree with last week’s editorial stating that it is a mistake to permit charter schools. I have personal experience observing a niece thrive educationally, emotionally and socially while attending Sturgis Charter in Hyannis.... Read More +

Massachusetts Charter Public School Association Submits Public Comment to House Committee on Ways & Means on Senate Police Reform Bill

July 16, 2020 | Tim Nicolette

The Massachusetts Charter Public School Association (MCPSA) submitted public comment to the House Committee on Ways & Means requesting that the House pass legislation before the end of the session to address issues of systemic racism... Read More +

Sizer School welcomes Michelle Paranto as new executive director

July 14, 2020 | Sentinel & Enterprise

While so much of the 2020-21 school year remains uncertain for schools throughout the commonwealth due to COVID-19 restructuring, Sizer School’s new executive director is looking forward to the year ahead and... Read More +

MCPSA Urges Massachusetts State Senators to Preserve Qualified Immunity Language in the Reform, Shift, and Build Act

July 13, 2020 | Tim Nicolette

The Massachusetts Charter Public School Association (MCPSA) sent a letter today to Senate President Karen Spilka’s office to express its support for preserving the qualified immunity language in the Senate’s Reform, Shift, and... Read More +