Springfield International Charter School: A Pioneering Move to Mirror College Schedules

February 9, 2024 | Rennie Center Education and Research Policy

In an education landscape where many schools and educators are struggling to keep up with a rapidly changing modern world, Springfield International Charter School (SICS) stands out. A K–12 college preparatory school, SICS has... Read More +

Map Academy: Creating an Empowering, Flexible, and Collaborative Teaching Role

February 9, 2024 | Rennie Center Education and Research Policy

Map Academy is an alternative charter public high school in Plymouth, Massachusetts that serves students up to age 24. Founded on a belief that every student has the ability to succeed when given the opportunity,... Read More +


February 2, 2024 | Tim Nicolette, Executive Director, Massachusetts Charter Public School Association (MCPSA).

Today is a hard day for the City on a Hill Charter Public School (CoaH) community. Following discussions with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), CoaH’s Board has made the difficult... Read More +

‘You need tissues at these ceremonies’

February 1, 2024 | Fred Thys (Plymouth Independent)

Charpentier, co-founder and co-director of Plymouth’s Map Academy Charter School, talks them through the upcoming ceremony: giving roses to those who have come to celebrate with them, bringing their loved ones up... Read More +

Representation Matters: The Importance of Educator Diversity

January 31, 2024 | Tim Nicolette

As we begin a new year, I am energized to continue this work alongside all of you. MCPSA is proud to serve on the steering committee supporting the Educator Diversity Act, a policy proposal focused... Read More +

Foxboro charter school memorializes the Holocaust with The Cube

January 26, 2024 | George W. Rhodes (The Sun Chronicle)

In 2009, 67 years after the Wannsee Conference, a fifth grade teacher named Charlotte Sheer started a project aimed at honoring those murdered by the Nazi regime. Her goal was to collect 11 million stamps... Read More +

Building an Ecosystem of Diverse Educators

January 26, 2024 | MCPSA

As a student, teacher, and school leader, Farida Mama Graham has benefitted from adults, teachers, and mentors who demonstrated belief in her potential. Her long commitment to educational equity led Farida to her current role... Read More +

Growing Educators from Within

January 26, 2024 | MCPSA

Lowell Community Charter Public School (LCCPS) serves a diverse group of Pre-K to 8th grade students: 93% of students identify as people of color, and the students represent over 40 nationalities and speak 26... Read More +

Foxboro Regional Charter School student starts mentorship program

January 25, 2024 | Juri Love (Foxboro Reporter)

Inspired by a high school junior who noticed growing needs following the pandemic, Foxboro Regional Charter School has started a mentorship program that allows students give each other friendship and extra support.... Read More +

Collegiate Charter students learn lifesaving skills through partnership with PrideStar Trinity EMS

January 25, 2024 | Peter Currier (Lowell Sun)

Seniors at the Collegiate Charter School of Lowell can now learn basic lifesaving techniques with a CPR class run through a partnership with PrideStar Trinity EMS that school officials are hoping will serve as a... Read More +