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Tonet scholarship for HRHS grads from Hilltowns

March 19, 2019 | Daily Hampshire Gazzette

Applications are available for the annual Earl and Lee Tonet Scholarship, which is open to third- and fourth-year college students who are graduates of Hampshire Regional High School and live in the Hilltowns of Chesterfield, Goshen, Westhampton, Williamsburg, and Worthington.

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New parent group to launch in Boston

March 18, 2019 | James Vaznis

 

More than a dozen Boston families plan to launch a nonprofit Monday that aims to provide unbiased information about school issues across the city, at a time when debate over educational policy has become increasingly divisive.

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Polito pitches new bill to help struggling schools

March 18, 2019 | Katie Lannan State House News Service

FALL RIVER — Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito planned to file legislation Monday that would allow school districts across Massachusetts to create new zones to encourage innovation or address underperformance by struggling schools.

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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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