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EdNext Podcast: How Did Massachusetts Charter Schools Become the Best in the Country?

October 24, 2018 | Education Next

Does Massachusetts really have the best charter schools in the country? If it does, why is the charter sector growing so slowly in the state?

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Boston Collegiate Charter School celebrates 20th anniversary at annual dinner

October 24, 2018 | SAMPAN
Boston, MA – Boston Collegiate Charter School (BCCS) recently marked its 20th anniversary at the school’s Annual Dinner with approximately 350 community members coming together to celebrate the work the school is doing to provide a college-bound program for Boston youth.
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Lessons from The Massachusetts Charter Sector (Guest: Dr. Cara Candal)

October 24, 2018 | Lennie Jarratt

Dr. Cara Candal explains how charter schools can close the achievement gap for low-income students.

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MASSLIVE.COM Here are the Massachusetts school districts that scored lowest on the SAT

October 23, 2018 | Michelle Williams
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released school, district and state averages from the SAT exams taken during the 2017-2018 school year.  
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Cambridge educator receives National Milken Award

October 22, 2018 | Cambridge Wicked Local

Jennifer Gordon, a librarian at Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School, recently was surprised with a Milken Educator Award, which comes with an unrestricted financial award of $25,000.

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Danvers resident awarded Thoreau Scholarship

September 7, 2018 | Jackie Miller

Nadine D. Najah, of Danvers, and a recent graduate of the Pioneer Charter School of Science 2 in Saugus, has been awarded the Henry David Thoreau Scholarship.

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Spirited return at Alma del Mar

September 6, 2018 | South Coast Today

NEW BEDFORD — Young scholars at the Alma del Mar Charter School already have a couple of weeks under their belts this academic year. But even as they move ahead with their studies, they are carrying some sweet memories of the early days of school.

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Steedman: ‘Buildings don’t make schools, people do’

August 29, 2018 | Lucas Thors

For Peter Steedman, his job as Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School’s new director is more than just a simple occupation — it’s a calling.

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America’s public school teachers are far less racially and ethnically diverse than their students

August 27, 2018 | ABIGAIL GEIGER

Racial and ethnic minorities accounted for 20% of all public elementary and secondary school teachers in the United States during the 2015-16 school year, according to data from the 

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