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Charter school finalizes plans to move into Lena Park Community Center

December 21, 2012 | Patrick Rosso

Brooke Charter Schools announced recently that it will move one of its network schools, Brooke 2, into a permanent home in Mattapan at the old Lena Park Community Center. The new building is scheduled to open in 2014, and will be part of a larger development on that site that will include a new community center, senior housing and a skilled nursing facility. Currently, Brooke 2 is located in South Boston.

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Charter Finalists Named "Proven Providers"

December 21, 2012

All new charter applicants that are proposing to replicate their models in underperforming districts passed another test recently.

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Editorial: State should lift cap on new charter schools

December 18, 2012

A new editorial in the Springfield Republican says that with the proven success of charter schools, seen through higher test scores, the state should lift the cap on new schools.

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Island Businesses, Charter School Celebrate Start of Solar Era

December 14, 2012 | Remy Tumin

A soft buzz of 250,000 watts of energy echoed off of Watcha Path in Edgartown on Thursday afternoon.

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New Secretary of Education appointed

December 14, 2012 | Boston Globe Editorial

Gov. Patrick recently appointed Brockton school superintendent Matthew Malone as the state’s new Education Secretary – replacing Paul Reville, who served in the administration for five years. Prior to becoming Brockton’s school leader, Malone was a headmaster in Boston and a special assistant to the superintendent in San Diego. Malone has been leading the charge against SABIS’ proposed charter school in Brockton, and as Education Secretary will sit on the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, which will vote on all charter applications in February. The MCPSA strongly believes Malone should recuse himself from any decisions on the SABIS proposal and will be watching carefully to ensure the ultimate decision is based on the merits of SABIS’ application.

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Local nonprofit inspires a new generation of Nobel Laureates

December 10, 2012 | Deborah Becker

As part of the Nobel Laureate School Visits program, 2010 Nobel Prize-winning economist Peter Diamond recently met with students at the Pioneer Charter School of Science in Everett.

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State should lift cap on new charter schools

December 8, 2012 | Republican Editorials

Once viewed as an experiment, the charter-school movement has demonstrated its success as an education model that, in most cases, works extremely well – especially in urban communities where many public schools are classified as “underperforming.” 

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Guest View: New Bedford should welcome City on a Hill

December 6, 2012 | By John Schneider, Director for Gateway Strategic Initiatives for MCPSA

South Coast Today

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Boston schools win Gates Foundation grant

December 5, 2012 | James Vaznis

Boston will receive a $3.25 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to foster collaboration among the city

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