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Lowell planners approve expanding charter

November 6, 2017 | Robert Mills

LOWELL -- The Lowell Planning Board unanimously approved a site plan and special permit for expansion of the Collegiate Charter School of Lowell off outer Middlesex Street to become a K-12 school, with about 400 more students and a 92,778 square-foot addition in the works.

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Veritas Preparatory Charter School in Springfield among the state's best middle school MCAS scores

October 26, 2017 | Elizabeth Roman, Springfield Republican

While schools across the city struggled with the new version of the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS), a Springfield charter school is celebrating its students' success on the test.

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Mayor Walsh, Congressman Lynch at Boston Collegiate Charter School’s 10th Annual Gala/JFK Library

October 24, 2017 | Sampan Newspaper

Mayor Walsh, Congressman Lynch, and other supporters of the school attended 10th annual Boston Collegiate Charter School dinner on Oct. 23.

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New England Patriots and UnitedHealthcare Build a Playground for Bridge Boston Charter School

September 27, 2017 | BusinessWire

Today more than 200 Bostonians and UnitedHealthcare employees joined the New England Patriots and KaBOOM! to build a new playground at the Bridge Boston Charter School.

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Phoenix Academy moves forward with plan for regional charter school

September 27, 2017 | Lisa Kashinsky

Phoenix Academy, a charter public high school group that already has a relationship with Lawrence public schools, has been chosen by the state to move forward with an application to open a new school for students across the Merrimack Valley.

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Foxboro Holocaust Stamps Project soon clears 11 million stamps goal

September 22, 2017 | Larry Kessler For The Sun Chronicle

The Holocaust Stamps Project at the Foxboro Regional Charter School was the brainchild of then-teacher Charlotte Sheer in 2009 with the goal of collecting 11 million stamps in memory of all Holocaust victims, not just the 6 million Jews who perished.

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Neighborhood House Charter School launches high school in Lower Mills

September 15, 2017 | Bill Forry, Dorchester Reporter

Students report for classes in old St. Greg’s High building

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Conservatory Lab plans new school building on Columbia Road

September 14, 2017 | Daniel Sheehan, Dorchester Reporter

The Conservatory Lab Charter School has purchased land on Columbia Road near Uphams Corner with plans to build a new school building on the property. The school filed its initial plans with the Boston Planning and Redevelopment Authority on Aug. 31.

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Mass. grades out as most educated state in US

August 23, 2017 | Katie Johnston

In Massachusetts, a mecca of higher education, half of the workforce has a bachelor’s degree, making the state both the first to reach the 50 percent threshold and the most educated in the nation, according to 

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A Massachusetts Teachers Union Votes to Kill a Successful Charter School, as Families Scramble for Answers

August 15, 2017 | The 74

Near the start of the Haverhill School Committee meeting last month, Devan Ferreira stepped to the mic to ask a few questions about the future of the school attended by two — and soon three, she hopes — of her children.

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