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Danvers resident awarded Thoreau Scholarship

September 7, 2018 | Jackie Miller

Nadine D. Najah, of Danvers, and a recent graduate of the Pioneer Charter School of Science 2 in Saugus, has been awarded the Henry David Thoreau Scholarship.

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Spirited return at Alma del Mar

September 6, 2018 | South Coast Today

NEW BEDFORD — Young scholars at the Alma del Mar Charter School already have a couple of weeks under their belts this academic year. But even as they move ahead with their studies, they are carrying some sweet memories of the early days of school.

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Steedman: ‘Buildings don’t make schools, people do’

August 29, 2018 | Lucas Thors

For Peter Steedman, his job as Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School’s new director is more than just a simple occupation — it’s a calling.

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America’s public school teachers are far less racially and ethnically diverse than their students

August 27, 2018 | ABIGAIL GEIGER

Racial and ethnic minorities accounted for 20% of all public elementary and secondary school teachers in the United States during the 2015-16 school year, according to data from the 

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BArT 'Hamilton' trip

August 27, 2018 | iBerkshires

Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter Public School has received a grant from the Gilder Lehrman Foundation that will afford a group of students the special opportunity to attend Broadway's hit musical "Hamilton" at the Boston Opera House this October.

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Holyoke Public Schools launch middle school programs

August 26, 2018 | Dennis Hohenberger

HOLYOKE -- Holyoke Public Schools will introduce two new middle school programs for the 2018-19 academic year, which begins Aug. 28.

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THE CHARTER SCHOOL DEBATE IN NEW BEDFORD

August 23, 2018 | Jim Phillips

The Charter School debate in New Bedford rages on. While elected officials in New Bedford have taken votes opposing any expansion of Charter Schools in the city, the leadership of those schools continue to seek permission from the state to add seats in their schools.

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Activists who support stricter gun laws embark on Worcester-to-Springfield march

August 23, 2018 | J.D. Capelouto

WORCESTER — Dozens of young gun-control advocates from around the state, joined by a survivor of this year’s Florida school shooting, kicked off a 50-mile march Thursday to demand stricter gun-control laws and show that their generation is united behind the issue.

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Mass. couple designs special door lock intended to keep school shooters out

August 23, 2018

    FITCHBURG, Mass. - A Massachusetts couple is helping change the school of thought when it comes to security by creating a special kind of lock for classroom doors.

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