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The world at their fingertips: Local students prep for state geography bee

March 27, 2019 | Greta Jochem

AMHERST — Cameron Gray-Lee, an eighth-grade student at Amherst-Pelham Regional Middle School, is working on sharpening his mental map of the world — including memorizing state capitals and bodies of water.

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Unitil rebates will help school recoup project costs

March 27, 2019 | Sentinel & Enterprise

LUNENBURG - Sizer School, a North Central Charter Essential School in Fitchburg just got a lot brighter thanks to 880 new LED light fixtures installed in partnership with Unitil.

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GUEST VIEW: Alma del Mar’s mission is to serve New Bedford

March 27, 2019 | David M. Prentiss and David Cabral
As former trustees and longtime supporters of Alma del Mar, we would like to commend State Education Commissioner Jeffery Riley, Mayor Jon Mitchell and Superintendent Thomas Anderson for their forward-thinking leadership and collaborative spirit in working with Alma del Mar to reach a groundbre
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Heyssis Castillo Cut Her Hair in High School to Prove a Point About Beauty Standards

March 26, 2019 | Raika Nasirullah and Rachel Bloom

Throughout her four years at Codman, Heyssis was a pillar of leadership, individuality, strength and professionalism. Like all students, Heyssis underwent her own journey of identity development and self-acceptance during her time in high school.

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Whether It’s Science Olympiad or Dungeons & Dragons, Lindsey Gwilt’s Taking Charge

March 26, 2019 | J.P. Henkel

Lindsey Gwilt is a young woman who is going places.

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New Numbers Show Low-Income Students at Most of America’s Largest Charter School Networks Graduating College at Two to Four Times the National Average

March 26, 2019 | The 74
A fresh look at the college success records at the major charter networks serving low-income students shows alumni earning bachelor’s degrees at rates up to four times as high as the 11 percent rate expected for that student population.
 
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Teen Poet Hannah Parker Built Her School’s First Black Student Union

March 25, 2019 | Nick Babbin
The AC was on but the gym was still hot during KIPP Academy Lynn Collegiate (KALC) High School’s Senior Signing Day. Once the final member of the class of 2018 proudly stepped off the stage, the floor was Hannah Parker’s. Hannah, a junior at the time, was calm.
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Can Good Curriculum Transcend the Charter-district Divide?

March 21, 2019 | Claire Kaplan
Several years ago, a few charter management organizations (CMOs) with high-performing schools announced that they would share their curricula and other educational resources with schools and districts across the country.
 
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Let’s test promising achievement-gap closing strategies

March 20, 2019 | Chynah Tyler
MASSACHUSETTS LAST PASSED a major overhaul on public education in 1993. That year, Bill Clinton became president. The World Wide Web began to take off. Whitney Houston’s single “I Will Always Love You’’ held the top spot on the billboard charts. And I was three years old.
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YOUR VIEW: District and charter collaboration is good for New Bedford children

March 19, 2019 | Amanda Glinski

I first heard of Alma del Mar back in 2010, before the state granted Alma’s first charter. Together with a group of passionate parents, educators and community leaders, we crafted the vision for Alma. The vision was to give New Bedford children the very best opportunity for learning.

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