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Opinion: What Lawrence Public Schools can teach Boston about education

April 2, 2019 | Martha M. Walz and Juana B. Matias

As former state legislators, we know agreement on education policy is difficult to achieve. Notwithstanding that reality, there appears to be widespread acknowledgment that the state is falling short of its obligation to ensure that every student receives a quality education.

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Wheelock College Students Tackle Youth Violence Through Art

April 1, 2019 | WBZ News Evening

Ubuntu Arts is a program at Boston University’s Wheelock College of Education. It matches mentors with young people to create art. Ann Tobey, the director of Ubuntu Arts, and three students joined Liam Martin to discuss the program.

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Innovation Charter Student Art Show Starts This Week

March 31, 2019 | The Lowell Sun

Innovation Academy Charter School presents the 2019 IACS Student Art Show which runs April 1-12 at millWORKS Gallery, Jackson Street, with a reception Saturday, April 6, from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

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As I See It: State-appointed school committee members would protect taxpayers’ investment

March 31, 2019 | Charles Chieppo and Jamie Gass

Few doubt that the time has come to update the mechanism by which the Commonwealth funds local school districts. After 25 years, the current formula isn’t keeping pace with rising employee health insurance and special education costs.

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Madeleine Lombard: Students create film about fracked gas, get eye-opener on issue

March 29, 2019 | Madeleine Lombard

I’m a senior at Four Rivers Charter Public School in Greenfield. As part of our expeditionary learning project this year, my senior class produced a 47-minute documentary, “Under Pressure,” about our state’s dependence on fracked gas.

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Adams: Trivia fundraiser to benefit BART

March 27, 2019 | The Berkshire Eagle

Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter Public School is holding its annual fundraiser, Get BART Smart, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at 1 Commercial St.

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The world at their fingertips: Local students prep for state geography bee

March 27, 2019 | Greta Jochem

AMHERST — Cameron Gray-Lee, an eighth-grade student at Amherst-Pelham Regional Middle School, is working on sharpening his mental map of the world — including memorizing state capitals and bodies of water.

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Unitil rebates will help school recoup project costs

March 27, 2019 | Sentinel & Enterprise

LUNENBURG - Sizer School, a North Central Charter Essential School in Fitchburg just got a lot brighter thanks to 880 new LED light fixtures installed in partnership with Unitil.

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GUEST VIEW: Alma del Mar’s mission is to serve New Bedford

March 27, 2019 | David M. Prentiss and David Cabral
As former trustees and longtime supporters of Alma del Mar, we would like to commend State Education Commissioner Jeffery Riley, Mayor Jon Mitchell and Superintendent Thomas Anderson for their forward-thinking leadership and collaborative spirit in working with Alma del Mar to reach a groundbre
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New Numbers Show Low-Income Students at Most of America’s Largest Charter School Networks Graduating College at Two to Four Times the National Average

March 26, 2019 | The 74

A fresh look at the college success records at the major charter networks serving low-income students shows alumni earning bachelor’s degrees at rates up to four times as high as the 11 percent rate expected for that student population.

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