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Phoenix Academy, a charter public high school group that already has a relationship with Lawrence public schools, has been chosen by the state to move forward with an application to open a new school for students across the Merrimack Valley.Read More
The Holocaust Stamps Project at the Foxboro Regional Charter School was the brainchild of then-teacher Charlotte Sheer in 2009 with the goal of collecting 11 million stamps in memory of all Holocaust victims, not just the 6 million Jews who perished.
Students report for classes in old St. Greg’s High buildingRead More
The Conservatory Lab Charter School has purchased land on Columbia Road near Uphams Corner with plans to build a new school building on the property. The school filed its initial plans with the Boston Planning and Redevelopment Authority on Aug. 31.Read More
In Massachusetts, a mecca of higher education, half of the workforce has a bachelor’s degree, making the state both the first to reach the 50 percent threshold and the most educated in the nation, according toRead More
A Massachusetts Teachers Union Votes to Kill a Successful Charter School, as Families Scramble for Answers
Near the start of the Haverhill School Committee meeting last month, Devan Ferreira stepped to the mic to ask a few questions about the future of the school attended by two — and soon three, she hopes — of her children.Read More
Three new charter schools, with room for 1,160 students, have been proposed for Haverhill, Lawrence, and Lynn, while the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education also is considering the KIPP charter school’s request to add 1,014 students in Lynn.Read More
BOSTON — Four groups are looking to open new charter schools in Massachusetts and four existing charter schools are hoping to boost their enrollment.Read More
OPINION: Here’s a choice for Massachusetts’ public schools ‑ study top charters’ practices to help underserved students
As students across Massachusetts await another school year, some will enter their new classrooms full years ahead in learning compared to their peers.
Massachusetts ranks first in the nation in student achievement, but has one of the largest poverty-based achievement gaps.Read More
"The Massachusetts Public Charter School Association is saddened to hear of the passing of Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester.Read More