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‘Full steam ahead’: Progress continues on the new Alma del Mar school building

January 10, 2021 | Karri Tallman (Standard-Times)

Alma del Mar starts the new year with bright news, as the design for the new Frederick Douglass Campus has been announced.... Read More +

Students confront slavery’s past on ‘the ground we walk on’

January 7, 2021 | Cindy Cantrell (Boston Globe)

When Alexya Lee was a senior at Innovation Academy Charter School in Tyngsborough, she and fellow student Jack Turner began researching the history of the land surrounding their school.... Read More +

Above all, New Bedford area educators soldiered on through pandemic

December 29, 2020 | Kerri Tallman (South Coast Today)

Although school districts are following different learning models, administrations across Greater New Bedford agree that this year has been one of the most challenging in their career.... Read More +

Twin brothers struggle to adjust to college in a time of pandemic

December 24, 2020 | Deirdre Fernandes (Boston Globe)

Born a minute apart, Janiel and Jael Rosario have shared nearly everything for the past 18 years: clothes, high school friends, a love of video games, and a tendency to blast the rapper Juice WRLD’... Read More +

Leominster’s Emily Hayner makes her mark with Eagle Scout project

December 21, 2020 | Danielle Ray (Leominster Champion)

Seventeen-year-old Emily Hayner is making a big impact this holiday season through her Eagle Scout project, which involves purchasing and giving holiday gifts to youth who have been affected by the COVID-19... Read More +

Top Ten of 2020

December 17, 2020 | Tim Nicolette

As 2020 comes to a close, we’d like to share our “top ten” charter public school moments of the year.... Read More +

Protecting pets during the pandemic: Haverhill Girl Scouts create resource for struggling animal ownersProtecting pets during the pandemic: Haverhill Girl Scouts create resource for struggling animal owners

December 15, 2020 | The Eagle-Tribune

Crystal Gioioso knows it can cost a lot to provide her dog Aspen, a Yorkshire terrier, with medical care and food. But she also knows that not every pet owner has the money to feed... Read More +

Mural Project Bridges Learning Distance

December 9, 2020 | Chris Lovett (Boston Neighborhood Network (BNN) News)

A mural project enables students at Bridge Boston Charter School in Roxbury to have safe in-person learning experience--plus a chance to show off their work and creativity.... Read More +

Partnership makes Lowell charter school mural a reality

December 9, 2020 | Scott Shurtleff (Lowell Sun)

Plans for the original mural planned at the Lowell Community Charter Public School’s play-yard fell apart.... Read More +

As students leave district schools, charters and vocational schools see growth

December 2, 2020 | Shira Schoenberg (Commonwealth Magazine)

MASSACHUSETTS PUBLIC SCHOOLS have seen a large decline in enrollment this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. But the drop is not spread evenly across the public school system. Both charter schools and vocational technical... Read More +