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Mass. charters receive high marks on national quality list

January 6, 2013

Four Massachusetts charter public schools were ranked among the best in the country in an annual survey of charter schools conducted by U.S. News & World Report.

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Charters, Mayor's Office, BPS discuss concerns over Mayor Menino's education plan

January 6, 2013

Members of the MCPSA, the Menino Administration and the Boston Public Schools have been meeting to discuss the Association's concerns about Mayor Menino's recently announced education reform plan.

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MLK Charter School students tackle philosophy

January 4, 2013

The second-graders at Martin Luther King Charter School of Excellence in Springfield are "showing wisdom beyond their years" as they tackle great philosophical questions as part of a philosophy program o

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MLK Charter School students tackle philosophy

January 4, 2013

The second-graders at Martin Luther King Charter School of Excellence in Springfield are "showing wisdom beyond their years" as they tackle great philosophical questions as part of a philosophy program offered in partnership with n

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Globe, Herald say Mayor’s education reforms hinder good work by charters

January 2, 2013

The Boston Globe and Boston Herald editorial teams recently wrote editorials generally supportive of Boston Mayor Thomas Menino’s education reform proposals, but criticized the portions of his plan that would undermine charters.

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Hyde Park charter school choir returns for second holiday performance at the White House

December 26, 2012 | Jeremy Fox

For the second year in a row, an elementary school choir from Hyde Park performed in a special holiday concert at the White House.

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Saugus community members to meet about proposed charter

December 26, 2012 | Matt Tempesta / The Daily Item Saugus

On December 10th, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will be holding a public hearing about the proposed charter school in Saugus.

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Island businesses, charter school celebrate start of solar era

December 24, 2012 | Remy Tumin

2,500 new photovoltaic panels are powering all of the electricity used at the Martha's Vineyard Public Charter School making it the first public school in the state to rely completely on green energy as a source for power. Work began last November with help from the charter school’s students.

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