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BArT 'Hamilton' trip

August 27, 2018 | iBerkshires

Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter Public School has received a grant from the Gilder Lehrman Foundation that will afford a group of students the special opportunity to attend Broadway's hit musical "Hamilton" at the Boston Opera House this October.

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THE CHARTER SCHOOL DEBATE IN NEW BEDFORD

August 23, 2018 | Jim Phillips

The Charter School debate in New Bedford rages on. While elected officials in New Bedford have taken votes opposing any expansion of Charter Schools in the city, the leadership of those schools continue to seek permission from the state to add seats in their schools.

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Activists who support stricter gun laws embark on Worcester-to-Springfield march

August 23, 2018 | J.D. Capelouto

WORCESTER — Dozens of young gun-control advocates from around the state, joined by a survivor of this year’s Florida school shooting, kicked off a 50-mile march Thursday to demand stricter gun-control laws and show that their generation is united behind the issue.

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Mass. couple designs special door lock intended to keep school shooters out

August 23, 2018

    FITCHBURG, Mass. - A Massachusetts couple is helping change the school of thought when it comes to security by creating a special kind of lock for classroom doors.

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    High School Students On Why They're Marching To Smith & Wesson HQ In Springfield

    August 22, 2018 | Bob Oakes and Yasmin Amer

    High schools students from around Massachusetts will gather in Worcester Wednesday evening to get ready for a march that begins Thursday at City Hall.

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    50 Miles More: Students to march from Worcester to Springfield with a message for Smith & Wesson

    August 22, 2018 | Kristina LaFratta

    Students who flooded city streets across Massachusetts to demand better gun laws last March have not gone away. They have been working quietly, planning and collaborating for several months to keep the conversation on guns ongoing. 

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    New theater director, computer technology at PVPA

    August 22, 2018 | Hannah Nelson

    SOUTH HADLEY — Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter School (PVPA) in South Hadley will begin its biggest production season ever at the end of the month, led by new Theater Director Jennifer Onopa.

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    Public Support Climbs for Teacher Pay, School Expenditures, Charter Schools, and Universal Vouchers

    August 21, 2018 | Albert Cheng, Michael B. Henderson, Paul E. Peterson and Martin R. West

    Education’s political landscape has shifted dramatically over the past year. To the consternation of most school-district officials, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos used the bully pulpit to promote charter schools, vouchers, and tax credits for private-school scholarships.

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    BART students 'a stream of energy' on first day

    August 20, 2018 | Jenn Smith

    ADAMS — Some of the changes at Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter Public School were front and center Monday at the start of the academic year. 

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