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Holocaust survivor speaks to Hilltown Charter School students in Easthampton

January 19, 2023 | Sy Becker (22 News WWLP)

Seventh and eighth grade students at Easthampton’s Hilltown Charter School learned about the Holocaust first hand.... Read More +

Teachers, Instilling Life-Long Learning May Be As Simple As Child’s Play

January 12, 2023 | Kendra Lueken (Ed Post)

For decades, teachers have engaged their youngest students in play-based learning activities to expand their minds. Many of us remember playing with blocks in kindergarten or building dioramas in elementary school because it’s... Read More +

Top Charter Public School Moments of 2022 ✨

December 22, 2022 | Tim Nicolette

As 2022 comes to a close, I am filled with tremendous pride and gratitude. Throughout this year, charter public school students, families, teachers, and staff had many moments to celebrate.... Read More +

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 +