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Marlborough high schools join forces for STEM initiative

March 6, 2019 | Community Advocate Staff

Marlborough – The Marlborough Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) has announced the city’s three high schools—Marlborough High School (MHS), Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School (AMSA) and Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School (AVRTHS) – have joined forces to advance STEM

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Former Pioneer Charter Students Returns from Harvard to Help Others

March 6, 2019 | Seth Daniel

When Everett’s David Menjivar graduated from Pioneer Charter School, he was celebrated as the first student from the Everett charter to go to Harvard University.

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Movement And Breathing Breaks Help Students Stay Focused On Learning

March 3, 2019 | Katrina Schwartz

For many kids, sitting still all day in school is a big challenge, which is why movement breaks are good practice, whether it's in elementary school or high school. Additionally, learning science shows us that movement activates the brain and improves cognition.

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5 for Good: Forsyth Kids offers preventative dental care in schools

February 28, 2019 | Erika Tarantal


Reading, writing, arithmetic and good oral hygiene, those were the focuses of some of the activities during a recent visit to Match Community Day Public Charter School in Hyde Park.

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Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School in Holyoke allowed to continue operations, move into former Pope Francis building in Chicopee

February 12, 2019 | Michelle Williams

The future of a Western Massachusetts charter school hung in the balance Tuesday when state education officials considered if it should be allowed to continue operations.

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Opinion: Charter Reimbursements are Meant as a Cushion

February 11, 2019 | Keri Rodrigues

To listen to some Cape school officials (“Schools could take hit in education funding,” Jan. 31, Page One), one might not know that districts are being paid for students they don’t educate.

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A Few Districts Would Benefit Greatly From Baker’s School Funding Proposal

February 10, 2019 | James Vaznis

Governor Charlie Baker’s proposal to tackle the state’s school funding woes would funnel notable increases in state aid next year to several cities, but it would offer little financial relief to most other systems, many struggling under the state’s property tax cap, according to a Globe review.

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Facebook Hosts Students To Give Them Experience With Tech Professionals

February 8, 2019 | CBS Local

Facebook hosted a “hackathon” for 80 students from a Cambridge charter school Friday.

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Students Compete In Charter School's Annual Black History Showdown

February 7, 2019 | Saraya Wintersmith

Trinity Raye is a champion. At not quite 5 feet tall and about 70 pounds, the bespectacled seventh grader is known to teachers and classmates at Helen Y. Davis Leadership Academy charter school in Dorchester as "the boss."

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Alna Del Mar Best Decision These Parents Made

February 6, 2019 | Kevin Alves

THIS GUEST OPINION PIECE BY: Kevin Alves, a 36-year-old father of three and a lifelong New Bedford resident. It is in response to this SouthCoast Voices piece regarding Alma del Mar charter school.

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