In the News


March 5, 2018 | Tim Nicolette, Executive Director

BOSTON – March 1, 2018 – In the wake of yet another school shooting - this one with 17
victims at a high school in Parkland Florida - proposals have been circulated to provide teachers
and school staff with firearms to protect students. The charter public school community sends

Read More

Opening day at Atlantis Charter School

February 27, 2018

Click the link below for pictures of the new Atlantis Charter School building!

Read More

Local students rally, organize for gun control in wake of Florida shooting

February 25, 2018 | Christopher Gavin

For Amelia Marceau, gun control is personal.

In 2000, her Uncle Paul, 36, was killed the day after Christmas by Michael McDermott, who opened fire and killed seven of his co-workers at Edgewater Technology in Wakefield.

Read More

Angry and scared, Mass. students join Florida survivors in gun control fight

February 21, 2018 | Travis Andersen and Alana Levene

Growing up in an age when mass shootings have become a tragically familiar part of American life, 18-year-old Riley Korhonen said the fear that her school will be next is never far.

Read More

This Chef Is Teaching Kids About the Politics—and Delights—of Fresh Food

February 20, 2018 | GOWRI CHANDRA

At 39, Neftali Duran has held many titles in his life: chef, restaurateur, food justice advocate, activist, educator.

Read More

Return on Investment: Study Shows Big-City Charters Use Education Dollars More Effectively — and Provide Better Future Earnings for Students — Than District Schools

February 20, 2018 | KEVIN MAHNKEN

Charter schools educate their students more efficiently than traditional public schools, according to a new analysis of financial and testing data in eight major cities.

Read More

Columnist Charles Bagley: Chinese immersion charter school oversubscribed

February 19, 2018 | CHARLES BAGLEY

As families begin to make decisions about where to send their children to school next year, many will be disappointed with the outcome of the annual lottery for admission to the Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School (PVCICS) in Hadley.

Read More

Springfield charter school celebrates Black History Month

February 16, 2018 | Sy Becker

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Fifth graders created a simulated wax museum at Springfield’s Martin Luther King Jr. charter school of excellence.

Students portrayed the men and women who’ve played iconic roles in black history.

Read More

Manno: Return of the Jedi — Progressive K-12 Reformers Strike Back in Defense of Charter Schools

February 13, 2018 | BRUNO MANNO

For over 25 years, center-left and center-right policymakers and advocates in Washington, D.C., and in many states and communities have worked together to create and grow charter schools that are improving the life outcomes of students, especially those from low-income and minority families.

Read More

Framingham considers changing ‘derogatory’ street names

February 13, 2018 | Jim Haddadin

FRAMINGHAM — Wrestling with the region’s bloody past, city officials are seeking opinions from the public about whether Framingham should change two street names that could be deemed offensive to Native Americans.

Read More


Subscribe to In the News