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CHARTER SCHOOLS MEET THE NEEDS OF SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS

August 20, 2018 | Jamison White

As I wandered through the bustling halls of the Austin Convention Center listening to teachers collaborate with administers, authorizers, and state leaders, I noticed one conversation occurring with shocking regularity.

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Tracking shearwater to far-off Tristan de Cunha

August 18, 2018 | Rich Eldred

Most people believe Monomoy Middle School is on Crowell Road in Chatham, but soon “Monomoy” will be on one of the most remote islands in the world – Tristan de Cunha, 1,500 miles from the nearest inhabited land.

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Back to School Guide: Atlantis Charter School

August 17, 2018 | Linda Murphy

SCHOOL DISTRICT: Atlantis Charter School

START DATES: Monday, Aug. 27, for grades 1-12; Tuesday, Aug. 28, for kindergarten

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Chinese Immersion school seeks to expand into Chicopee, other towns

August 16, 2018 | G. Michael Dobbs

BOSTON – The Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School has filed an application with the The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESI) to expand into a number of communities, including Chicopee.

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At Codman Square Health Center, it’s a “win-win” with summer internships

August 16, 2018 | Roy Lincoln Karp

Codman Academy Charter Public School has always felt like a place where good things are happening. That was my impression when I first walked through its front doors 15 years ago and was warmly greeted by two young students.

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Maplewood group positive after hearing Atlantis school transportation plan

August 16, 2018 | Michael Holtzman

FALL RIVER — Atlantis Charter School administrators said they will soon mail letters to their parents on transportation changes after a receptive meeting with members of the Maplewood Neighborhood Association.

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Alma del Mar teachers meet families at home

August 16, 2018 | Aimee Chiavaroli

NEW BEDFORD — Alma del Mar teachers visited homes of their students Thursday before school starts Monday.

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Kids and goats: 4-H returns to Martha’s Vineyard after 25 years.

August 15, 2018 | Gia Rae Winsryg-Ulmer

A sign on North Road in Chilmark invited motorists to stop at Native Earth Teaching Farm for a 4-H Goat Club fundraiser last month. At the farm stand, young people in green 4-H T shirts gave presentations to visitors as they arrived.

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When Higher Functioning Follows Form: Special-Needs Students Flourish in Sensory-Designed Schools

August 15, 2018 | Beth Hawkins

Like other superintendents throughout the country, Connie Hayes has spent recent years puzzling over two related trends: Students in her district’s schools require special education services at younger and younger ages, and their needs are increasingly complex.

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GUEST VIEW: New Bedford families can’t wait: Alma expansion deserves support

August 14, 2018 | Tim Nicolette

While Mayor Mitchell has raised legitimate concerns over the outdated way the state funds our public schools, his characterization that allowing more children a chance at a great public education through charter schools will somehow cause irreparable harm to New Bedford is off the mark.

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