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Two Approaches to Advocacy

November 13, 2018 | Liam Kerr & John Griffin

In February 2016, proponents of charter school expansion in Massachusetts were optimistic.

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Charter School Lesson Plans

November 13, 2018 | Commonwealth Magazine

It feels like an odd time to be celebrating charter school success in Massachusetts, but that’s just what Cara Candal does in a new book that not only touts the schools, but telegraphs a bold claim about them in its title.

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Christa McAuliffe Charter School Credentialed by EL Education Network

November 9, 2018 | Susan Petroni
FRAMINGHAM – Christa McAuliffe Charter School has been named by the national school network EL Education (formerly Expeditionary Learning) as one of seven newly credentialed schools in the U.S.
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Baker Signs Civics Education Reform Bill Into Law

November 8, 2018 | Katie Lannan
Standing in Gov. Charlie Baker's office Thursday afternoon, Stephanie Bellapianta, a college student and member of the group Teens Leading the Way, watched as civics education measures she'd been advocating for over the past seven years officially became state law.
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Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School to increase enrollment

November 7, 2018 | Scott Calzolaio

FRANKLIN – Next year’s enrollment at Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School will be bigger than ever.

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Vineyard Voters Elect George Davis Clerk of Courts

November 6, 2018 | Julia Wells

Turning out in large numbers Tuesday alongside their counterparts around the state and country, Vineyard voters elected a new clerk for the superior court and a slate for the Dukes County commission that includes an 18-year-old from Edgartown.

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Amanda Seider named board chair of KIPP Massachusetts

November 5, 2018 | SAMPAN

LYNN – KIPP is delighted to announce a new chairman of its board of directors. Current board member Amanda Seider has been appointed chairman of the board, replacing retiring board chair Michael Kendall, who served as chair since 2011. Kendall will remain on the board.

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Why was this teacher silent for the first three weeks of pre-calculus?

November 5, 2018 | National Alliance of Public Charter Schools
For the first three weeks of the year, Erin Woods did not say a word to her students during precalculus class, and they were furious. She was their tutor last year, and they knew she was great at Math, so why would she not help them?
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A new kind of accountability

November 3, 2018 | Cape Cod Times

In late September, the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released its annual report, assessing school districts from across the commonwealth.

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Eight Candidates Seek Seven Seats on County Commission

November 2, 2018 | Landry Harlan

Eight candidates, including six incumbents, are running for seven seats on the Dukes County Commission this year. In advance of the election, the Gazette emailed questions to all the candidates asking them to address the role of the commission and what they hope to accomplish if elected.

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