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High School Students On Why They're Marching To Smith & Wesson HQ In Springfield

August 22, 2018 | Bob Oakes and Yasmin Amer

High schools students from around Massachusetts will gather in Worcester Wednesday evening to get ready for a march that begins Thursday at City Hall.

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50 Miles More: Students to march from Worcester to Springfield with a message for Smith & Wesson

August 22, 2018 | Kristina LaFratta

Students who flooded city streets across Massachusetts to demand better gun laws last March have not gone away. They have been working quietly, planning and collaborating for several months to keep the conversation on guns ongoing. 

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New theater director, computer technology at PVPA

August 22, 2018 | Hannah Nelson

SOUTH HADLEY — Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter School (PVPA) in South Hadley will begin its biggest production season ever at the end of the month, led by new Theater Director Jennifer Onopa.

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Public Support Climbs for Teacher Pay, School Expenditures, Charter Schools, and Universal Vouchers

August 21, 2018 | Albert Cheng, Michael B. Henderson, Paul E. Peterson and Martin R. West

Education’s political landscape has shifted dramatically over the past year. To the consternation of most school-district officials, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos used the bully pulpit to promote charter schools, vouchers, and tax credits for private-school scholarships.

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BART students 'a stream of energy' on first day

August 20, 2018 | Jenn Smith

ADAMS — Some of the changes at Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter Public School were front and center Monday at the start of the academic year. 

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CHARTER SCHOOLS MEET THE NEEDS OF SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS

August 20, 2018 | Jamison White

As I wandered through the bustling halls of the Austin Convention Center listening to teachers collaborate with administers, authorizers, and state leaders, I noticed one conversation occurring with shocking regularity.

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Tracking shearwater to far-off Tristan de Cunha

August 18, 2018 | Rich Eldred

Most people believe Monomoy Middle School is on Crowell Road in Chatham, but soon “Monomoy” will be on one of the most remote islands in the world – Tristan de Cunha, 1,500 miles from the nearest inhabited land.

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Back to School Guide: Atlantis Charter School

August 17, 2018 | Linda Murphy

SCHOOL DISTRICT: Atlantis Charter School

START DATES: Monday, Aug. 27, for grades 1-12; Tuesday, Aug. 28, for kindergarten

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Chinese Immersion school seeks to expand into Chicopee, other towns

August 16, 2018 | G. Michael Dobbs

BOSTON – The Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School has filed an application with the The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESI) to expand into a number of communities, including Chicopee.

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