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Alma del Mar Board of Trustees approves MOU

March 18, 2019 | Aimee Chiavaroli

NEW BEDFORD — The Alma del Mar Board of Trustees voted to adopt and approve the memorandum of understanding on Monday evening, making the proposed neighborhood charter school one step closer to reality.

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A third way on the school funding/accountability debate

March 17, 2019 | Ben Forman

BEACON HILL LEADERS are searching for ways to provide public schools with a significant infusion of new dollars. Taking a page from Massachusetts’s landmark 1993 Education Reform Act, some have proposed attaching higher levels of accountability to any new funding.

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No progress in the achievement gap in 50 years, new study says

March 17, 2019 | Meghan E. Irons

Despite decades of public education reform efforts, the national achievement gap between low-and high-income students has been stagnant for nearly a half century, according to research at Harvard and Stanford universities set to be published Monday in a new study.

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A closer look at the Alma del Mar-NBPS memorandum of understanding

March 17, 2019 | Aimee Chiavaroli

NEW BEDFORD — The New Bedford School Committee and the Alma del Mar Board of Trustees will decide the fate of the proposed neighborhood charter school by voting on a memorandum of understanding that education leaders signed March 12.

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Sizer looks to strike up the band

March 15, 2019 | Mina Corpuz

FITCHBURG -- The Sizer School is asking for instrument and monetary donations to support its newly-established school band and expand the program.

"It's small, but it's really sweet," said band coordinator Shara Meltzer Osgood. "The kids want to see it grow."

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Separating Fact From Fiction: Five Important Findings About The Nation's Charter School Landscape

March 14, 2019 | Emily Langhorne

Charter schools serve about three million students across 42 states and the District of Columbia. To clarify, charter schools are public schools operated by independent organizations, usually nonprofits.

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New Bedford, Alma del Mar sign MOU

March 13, 2019 | Aimee Chiavaroli

NEW BEDFORD — City and Alma del Mar charter school officials have signed the memorandum of understanding, but it will have to go before the New Bedford School Committee and Alma Board Board of Trustees.

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34th Annual Daily Item Regional Spelling Bee Bigger Than Ever

March 11, 2019 | Steve Krause

LYNN — What do you do when you’re handed a list of almost 100 contestants for a spelling bee that — just a year earlier — had barely over 50?

That’s what the coordinators of this year’s 34th annual Daily Item Regional Spelling Bee had to think about this year.

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Reinvigorating the Pipeline - Insights into Proposed and Approved Charter Schools

March 11, 2019 | National Association of Charter School Authorizers

IACS students will have to cram a lot for upcoming production of 'Spamalot'

March 10, 2019 | The Lowell Sun

Students at Innovation Academy Charter School, 72 Tyng Road in Tyngsboro, bring "Spamalot -- School Edition" to life Thursday and Friday, March 14 and 15, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, March 16, at 2 and 7 p.m.

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