Charter News

New charter schools proposed for Haverhill, Lawrence, Lynn

August 15, 2017 | Linda Greenstein, The Boston Globe

Three new charter schools, with room for 1,160 students, have been proposed for Haverhill, Lawrence, and Lynn, while the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education also is considering the KIPP charter school’s request to add 1,014 students in Lynn.

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Charter school proposals would add nearly 5,400 seats

August 11, 2017 | Stephanie Murray / State House News Service

BOSTON — Four groups are looking to open new charter schools in Massachusetts and four existing charter schools are hoping to boost their enrollment.

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Open Schools, Closed Minds: The Progressive Bias Against Charter Schools

May 16, 2017 | Rich Barlow, WBUR's Cognoscenti

Opposition to charter schools is to the left what climate change denial is to the right, a fortress of unreason that shields ideology from contrary evidence.

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Collegiate Charter enrollment lottery drew anxious crowd

March 27, 2017 | Alana Melanson

LOWELL -- Julie Avelino and Yohanna Santos could barely contain their excitement March 11 upon learning that their children were accepted into Collegiate Charter School of Lowell.

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Charter school advocates in two states oppose aspects of Trump 'school choice' proposal

January 17, 2017 | LOUIS FREEDBERG, Ed Source

Aspects of President-elect Donald Trump’s proposal for a massive $20 billion “school choice” program are running into resistance from an unexpected source: 

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Ballot Question 2: A missed opportunity

November 17, 2016 | Melvin B. Miller, Publisher & Editor, Bay State Banner

The right to expand charter schools in Massachusetts has been defeated at the polls.

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November 6th Morning Rounds

November 6, 2016 | MCPSA

Baker: The education kids deserve
By Governor Charlie Baker for The Milford Daily News

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Charlie Baker: Charter schools work: Vote Yes on Question 2

November 5, 2016 | Governor Charlie Baker, Guest Column, The Taunton Gazette

Massachusetts has many great schools and many great school districts. And as a parent, I took it for granted that my kids were going to go to the kind of school where they would get the education they needed to be successful.

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Schools That Work

November 4, 2016 | David Leonhardt, New York Times

November 4th Morning Rounds

November 4, 2016 | MCPSA

Why it's so hard to vote yes on Question 2
By Shirley Leung to The Boston Globe

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