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Alma del Mar announces ‘Almazing’ fund grantees

April 11, 2019 | The Standard-Times

Two educators to travel the world to fuel passion for learning

NEW BEDFORD — Two teachers at Alma del Mar Charter School have been awarded grant funds for their proposed trips to further their learning around the content they teach.

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Storytelling in action at Chinese charter school

April 11, 2019 | Greta Jochem
HADLEY —  “Once upon a time in China,” a first-grade Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School student told a gym full of parents and elementary school students one afternoon last week.
 
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6 Things To Know About The Proposed State Budget

April 10, 2019 | Mike Deehan

House Democrats on Wednesday introduced a workmanlike $42.7 billion spending plan for the coming fiscal year that shies away from major changes in Massachusetts's tax policies but sets the stage for a reckoning later this year over how to increase funding for education and transportation.

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Argosy Collegiate students honored for earning college credits

April 9, 2019 | Herald News Staff
FALL RIVER - Seventy-five Argosy Collegiate Charter High School students are well on their way to completing a college degree.
 
That’s right, a college degree.
 
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When It Comes to Predicting Which College Students Will Actually Go On to Attain a Bachelor’s Degree, High School GPA Is King

April 8, 2019 | Richard Whitmire

In the charter school universe, Newark’s North Star Academy is fabled. It was one of the first high-performing charter schools, launched in 1997 with 72 students, succeeding with students growing up in a city that most Americans believe died long ago.

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School lessons: Money alone isn’t the solution

April 8, 2019 | Boston Globe Editorial

As Beacon Hill policy makers set about crafting a new education-funding scheme, developments of the last few weeks underscore the need to marry increased state funding with new accountability tools.

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Changing of the guard at Port charter school

April 6, 2019 | Amanda Getchell

NEWBURYPORT — After six years leading River Valley Charter School, Andy Willemsen has decided to step down as director, passing the baton to current assistant director Jonnie Lyn Evans.

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Tie state ed funding to school committee seats

April 5, 2019 | Charles Chieppo and Jamie Gass

FEW DOUBT THAT the time has come to update the mechanism by which the Commonwealth funds local school districts. After 25 years, the current formula isn’t keeping pace with rising employee health insurance and special education costs.

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How one Minnesota school, beloved by refugee families, has turned itself around while keeping its teachers, students and culture

April 4, 2019 | Beth Hawkins
What do you do with a school that is beloved by its families but is failing them academically? That is the heart of a community but isn’t teaching its children to read well enough to go to college, get jobs and give back?
 
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Buttigieg Talks Charter Schools

April 4, 2019 | Ira Stoll

The mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg, says charter schools “have a place” as “a laboratory for techniques that can be replicated.”

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