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Testifying Before the Joint Committee on Education on the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic

November 30, 2022 | Tim Nicolette

The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on our young people – academically, socially, and emotionally – are unquestionable. Many of you, whether in your role as an educator, family member, or friend, know this all too... Read More +

Testimony of Sherley Bretous, Executive Director, Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School to the Joint Committee on Education

November 22, 2022

Good afternoon Co-Chair Piesch, Co-Chair Lewis, and members of the Joint Committee on Education for the Commonwealth. It is an honor to be here before you today. My name is Sherley Bretous, and... Read More +

Testimony of Nikki Barnes, Executive Director, KIPP Massachusetts to the Joint Committee on Education

November 22, 2022

Good afternoon. My name is Rhonda “Nikki” Barnes, and I’m the proud Executive Director of KIPP Massachusetts. KIPP Massachusetts is a public charter school focused on creating joyful, academically rigorous experiences for children. We... Read More +

Lowell preschoolers learn power of their voices in costume vs. pajama day vote

November 7, 2022 | Doug Meehan (WCVB5 ABC)

With the countdown to Election Day now just hours away, some future voters were learning how important the right to vote really is. They even went to the ballot box to decide a rather critical... Read More +

Lighthouse Students Learn About The First Cape Codders

November 2, 2022 | Alan Pollock (The Cape Cod Chronicle)

Sixth graders at the Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School recently had a lesson on Wampanoag culture, not by reading about it, but by sharing time together with members of the tribe and walking in the... Read More +

Prospect Hill Academy girls volleyball team wins state championship

November 2, 2022 | The Somerville Times

Prospect Hill Academy Charter School’s (PHA) varsity girls volleyball team won their first ever MCSAO (Massachusetts Charter School Athletic Organization) championship this past Saturday, November 29, 3-0 over Pioneer Charter School of Science... Read More +

Mystery History at River Valley Charter School

October 31, 2022 | The Daily News

River Valley Charter School students went back in time Friday, dressing up as their favorite people from the past during the school’s annual Mystery History event.... Read More +

Eight students from four town graduate from Map Academy in Plymouth

October 25, 2022 | Rich Harbert (Wicked Local Plymouth)

Map Academy has hit the century mark with its latest graduation ceremony. Commencement exercises for the charter school bestowed high school diplomas Wednesday on eight more students from four towns. The ceremonies at Hotel 1620... Read More +

Roxbury Prep’s Mardi relishes being a leader

October 20, 2022 | Seth Daniel (Dorchester Reporter)

Frankline Mardi honed her teaching skills in Dorchester at Roxbury Prep’s Magnolia Street campus, but her love of teaching goes back to when she was a student and helped tutor her mother.... Read More +

Commentary: It takes a vision, and a village, to reforest Boston

October 19, 2022 | Meg Campbell and Bill Walczak (Dorchester Reporter)

At 45 Norfolk St in Codman Square, there’s a spit of land carrying a big dream. The 4,855-square-foot triangular space is sited next to what was originally a curving pathway used... Read More +