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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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New charter schools proposed for Haverhill, Lawrence, Lynn

August 15, 2017 | Linda Greenstein, The Boston Globe

Three new charter schools, with room for 1,160 students, have been proposed for Haverhill, Lawrence, and Lynn, while the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education also is considering the KIPP charter school’s request to add 1,014 students in Lynn.

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Charter school proposals would add nearly 5,400 seats

August 11, 2017 | Stephanie Murray / State House News Service

BOSTON — Four groups are looking to open new charter schools in Massachusetts and four existing charter schools are hoping to boost their enrollment.

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OPINION: Here’s a choice for Massachusetts’ public schools ‑ study top charters’ practices to help underserved students

August 3, 2017 | by JULIA CHABRIER and SARAH COHODES and PHILIP OREOPOULOS

As students across Massachusetts await another school year, some will enter their new classrooms full years ahead in learning compared to their peers.

Massachusetts ranks first in the nation in student achievement, but has one of the largest poverty-based achievement gaps.

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