Charter News

A Few Districts Would Benefit Greatly From Baker’s School Funding Proposal

February 10, 2019 | James Vaznis

Governor Charlie Baker’s proposal to tackle the state’s school funding woes would funnel notable increases in state aid next year to several cities, but it would offer little financial relief to most other systems, many struggling under the state’s property tax cap, according to a Globe review.

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Spare Me Your Anti-Charter Nonsense And Come See My School

January 28, 2019 | Charla Austin Harris

As an educator and parent, I stood with my kids’ teachers during the UTLA strike. I did not cross the picket line and brought teachers coffee and donuts in the rain.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration in Springfield offers inspirational messages from Gov. Charlie Baker, Mayor Domenic Sarno on day of unity

January 21, 2019 | Peter Goonan
SPRINGFIELD — Those who gathered for the 7th annual Martin Luther King Jr.
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OUR VIEW: Charter compromise could offer win-win scenario for New Bedford

January 19, 2019 | SouthCoast Today

For many years in New Bedford, and elsewhere in Massachusetts, the charter school movement and traditional district public schools have been at war.

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New Bedford’s promising charter compromise

January 18, 2019 | Boston Globe
In the long and bitter war between public school districts and charter schools, we may have a temporary truce, courtesy of Jeff Riley, the state’s commissioner of elementary and secondary education, and Mayor Jon Mitchell of New Bedford.
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Fall River schools embarking on city-wide anti-bullying initiative

January 17, 2019 | Amanda Burke
FALL RIVER — School officials from across Fall River will meet Jan. 23 to start developing a city-wide, anti-bullying initiative, according to Superintendent Matthew Malone.
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New initiative at charter school brings more male role models into classrooms

Foxboro Regional Charter School has started a new initiative for fathers and male figures to be involved in volunteering.
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WAM Theatre plans an expansive 10th anniversary season

January 16, 2019 | DAVID DASHIELL

LENOX — WAM Theatre is marking its 10th anniversary season with two, rather than one, Mainstage productions — one in spring, the other in fall; two Fresh Takes readings; and expansion of the WAM education program to include a new Elder Ensemble for women.

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Alma Del Mar, City Agree On Smaller Scale Expansion

January 15, 2019 | TAYLOR CORMIER
NEW BEDFORD — School officials and city and state leaders have agreed upon a plan that would grant Alma del Mar Charter School's request for additional seats in new schools.
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Riley proposes novel solution to charter school battle

January 14, 2019 | MICHAEL JONAS

Education officials hope agreement on New Bedford school will be a model

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