Charter News

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.

Read More

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
Read More

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.
 
Read More

Teen Poet Hannah Parker Built Her School’s First Black Student Union

March 25, 2019 | Nick Babbin
The AC was on but the gym was still hot during KIPP Academy Lynn Collegiate (KALC) High School’s Senior Signing Day. Once the final member of the class of 2018 proudly stepped off the stage, the floor was Hannah Parker’s. Hannah, a junior at the time, was calm.
Read More

Can Good Curriculum Transcend the Charter-district Divide?

March 21, 2019 | Claire Kaplan
Several years ago, a few charter management organizations (CMOs) with high-performing schools announced that they would share their curricula and other educational resources with schools and districts across the country.
 
Read More

Let’s test promising achievement-gap closing strategies

March 20, 2019 | Chynah Tyler
MASSACHUSETTS LAST PASSED a major overhaul on public education in 1993. That year, Bill Clinton became president. The World Wide Web began to take off. Whitney Houston’s single “I Will Always Love You’’ held the top spot on the billboard charts. And I was three years old.
Read More

YOUR VIEW: District and charter collaboration is good for New Bedford children

March 19, 2019 | Amanda Glinski

I first heard of Alma del Mar back in 2010, before the state granted Alma’s first charter. Together with a group of passionate parents, educators and community leaders, we crafted the vision for Alma. The vision was to give New Bedford children the very best opportunity for learning.

Read More

Tonet scholarship for HRHS grads from Hilltowns

March 19, 2019 | Daily Hampshire Gazzette

Applications are available for the annual Earl and Lee Tonet Scholarship, which is open to third- and fourth-year college students who are graduates of Hampshire Regional High School and live in the Hilltowns of Chesterfield, Goshen, Westhampton, Williamsburg, and Worthington.

Read More

Alma del Mar Board of Trustees approves MOU

March 18, 2019 | Aimee Chiavaroli

NEW BEDFORD — The Alma del Mar Board of Trustees voted to adopt and approve the memorandum of understanding on Monday evening, making the proposed neighborhood charter school one step closer to reality.

Read More

A closer look at the Alma del Mar-NBPS memorandum of understanding

March 17, 2019 | Aimee Chiavaroli

NEW BEDFORD — The New Bedford School Committee and the Alma del Mar Board of Trustees will decide the fate of the proposed neighborhood charter school by voting on a memorandum of understanding that education leaders signed March 12.

Read More

Pages