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Even though Massachusetts has been a leader in reforming public education, it is clear that more needs to be done.
President Obama, Gov. Patrick and other political leaders call education reform the civil rights issue of our era.Read More
NEW BEDFORD — It was pure accident Global Learning Charter Public School founders modeled their venture on a San Diego school started by the family of a forRead More
CHARTER SCHOOLS started as an experiment, but over the last two decades, the innovative academies, which operate independently of local school committees and teachers’ unions, have become an established source of new strategies.Read More
Three years ago, state lawmakers raised the cap on the number of public charter schools allowed to operate in Massachusetts, now education advocates want to eliminate the cap altogether.Read More
Something you hear a lot from charter school opponents is that they’d be OK with charters if the schools more consistently produced gains for students. Yet in places that have done a good job with charter quality the opposition from special interests remains.Read More
Everywhere one looks at the Veritas Preparatory Charter School in Springfield are not-so-subtle reminders concerning what this place is all about — preparation for college.Read More
The education charter school debate is raging at the State House and Boston Mayor Tom Menino is weighing in.Read More
BOSTON (AP) - The Legislature’s Education Committee was urged on Tuesday to support further efforts to strengthen oversight of struggling public schools and narrow the achievement gap between students in urban and wealthier suburban school districts.