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Charter Public Schools Top State MCAS Rankings

October 7, 2011

Twenty Massachusetts charter public schools ranked Number 1 in the state on various 2011 MCAS measurements, including several urban charters whose students are predominantly minority and low-income.

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Excel Academy Charter School buys St. Mary's school building

October 6, 2011 | Jeremy Fox

The Excel Academy Charter School announced this week its purchase of a shuttered East Boston school building from the Catholic Archdiocese of Boston.

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Charter Compact to be Signed September 20

October 1, 2011

Boston Mayor Thomas M.

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On Charter Time

September 28, 2011 | Scot Lehigh

THE STORYLINE from the latest MCAS results is disappointing: Overall, our schools are only making slow progress narrowing the gap between low-income and middle-class kids.

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Teachers: Get with the charter reality

September 17, 2011 | Lawrence Harmon

CHARTER SCHOOLS removed the crust of complacency from public education. Doors swung open to longer school days and more opportunity.

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Charters up, BTU stalls

September 17, 2011 | Boston Herald Editorial

With eight new charter schools scheduled to open in Boston over the next four years, charter school enrollment is expected to increase 55 percent, according to a report issued this we

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New charter school in JP is first in Mass. to focus on students from non-English speaking families

September 10, 2011 | Matt Rocheleau

A new charter public school has opened its doors in Boston with a unique focus - immigrant families.

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A new routine

September 6, 2011 | Charis Anderson

NEW BEDFORD — At 7:20 a.m. on Thursday morning, the front hall of the Alma del Mar charter school hummed with barely-suppressed anticipation.

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For Sturgis, a second foundation for education

September 1, 2011 | Ellen Chahey

Another school opens in September; second campus in 2013

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In 1st, private firm opens Boston charter school

August 29, 2011 | James Vaznis

The tweets from the 31-year-old Harvard Business School graduate flowed freely this summer as he chronicled his company’s historic launch of a public school in Boston:

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