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How facility funding fails charter schools

May 3, 2013 | Adam Emerson

When the Ortonville Montessori charter school outside of Flint, Michigan, offered to buy a vacant building from the Brandon school district for $100,000, district officials weighed whether it made more fiscal sense to take the money now or demolish the building as planned and avoid losing possibl

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New Poll Shows Strong Support to Lift Charter Caps in Gateway Cities

May 2, 2013 | MCPSA

Parents want more choices; support the charter model

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Lift the charter school cap

April 30, 2013 | Barry Finegold and Paul Sagan

A child’s destiny should not be determined by her zip code. Massachusetts has been a leader in public education reform for nearly two decades, but persistent poverty- and race-based achievement gaps in low-income communities are reminders that we have not done enough to meet our commitment to offer educational opportunity to every young person in the Commonwealth. These inequalities persist under our watch despite clear policy options that work but are not available in every community where they are needed.

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Lift cap on urban charters

April 25, 2013 | Nina Rees and Gerard Robinson

As former federal and state government education officials, we continue to be impressed by the performance of Massachusetts charter public schools. But we can’t help but wonder how a state that has opened some of the country’s highest-performing charters has failed to lift the cap on the number of urban schools that can open. Taking this simple step would create extraordinary new opportunities for families to benefit from the charter school experience.

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Marlborough charter school ranked among the best in the state

April 24, 2013 | Staff reports

New high school rankings released by U.S. News and World Report, shows that charters once again rank high in Massachusetts and nationally. Sturgis Charter Public School (Hyannis) ranked #1 in the state and #31 nationally. Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School (Marlboro) ranked #3 in the state. Several other charter schools ranked among the top 50 in the state including Salem Academy Charter School, Mystic Valley Regional Charter School (Malden), MATCH Charter Public High School (Boston), Prospect Hill Academy Charter School (Somerville-Cambridge) and SABIS International Charter School (Springfield).

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Sturgis Charter School Ranked Number 1 in Massachusetts

April 23, 2013 | Sara Mannal

New high school rankings released by U.S. News and World Report, shows that charters once again rank high in Massachusetts and nationally. Sturgis Charter Public School (Hyannis) ranked #1 in the state and #31 nationally. Several other charter schools ranked among the top 50 in the state including Salem Academy Charter School, Mystic Valley Regional Charter School (Malden), MATCH Charter Public High School (Boston), Prospect Hill Academy Charter School (Somerville-Cambridge) and SABIS International Charter School (Springfield)

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Exams Aren't the Enemy: How Tests Can Help Low-Income Students

April 18, 2013 | Talmadge Nardi

A teacher at a Massachusetts charter school weighs in on the Atlanta cheating scandal.

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Statement from the Neighborhood House Charter School, Dorchester, MA

April 16, 2013 | Kevin Andrews

The Neighborhood House Charter School is mourning today the loss of our beloved student Martin Richard, during the tragic events at the Boston Mara

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Students ask for more charter schools

April 12, 2013 | Christine Lee

Hundreds of western Massachusetts students, teachers and parents are asking state lawmakers to raise the cap on the number of charter schools that are allowed to open

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Bill would lift cap on charter schools

April 12, 2013 | Allison Thomasseau, Statehouse Correspondent

An Andover lawmaker has filed legislation that would lift the charter-school cap on the state's 30 lowest-performing school districts, including Lowell, Gardner, and Fitchburg, a move prai

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