Charter News

Boston Prep Students Showcase New Take on History on Hamilton Stage

October 25, 2018 | Hyde Park Bulletin

Two Boston Prep seniors performed an original rap – a duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, inspired by the Broadway hit Hamilton – on stage at the Boston Opera House while their classmates, thousands of students from around the state, and the Hamilton cast cheered them on.

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'Where Do We Go Now?' Taking Climate Change Beyond Science Class

October 25, 2018 | Samantha Fields

One of the first things students see, when they walk into Jane Paquet’s classroom at Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School, is a list of questions on her green chalkboard. Questions like:
What is the difference between a need and a want?

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Gastronomy Unchained, from Crunchy Crickets to Munchy Mealworms

October 24, 2018 | Noah Asimow
Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School chef and Wilderness Survival School instructor Matt Hayden hears crickets in his kitchen. That’s because the crunchy, six-legged critters are actually part of his meal.
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EdNext Podcast: How Did Massachusetts Charter Schools Become the Best in the Country?

October 24, 2018 | Education Next

Does Massachusetts really have the best charter schools in the country? If it does, why is the charter sector growing so slowly in the state?

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Boston Collegiate Charter School celebrates 20th anniversary at annual dinner

October 24, 2018 | SAMPAN
Boston, MA – Boston Collegiate Charter School (BCCS) recently marked its 20th anniversary at the school’s Annual Dinner with approximately 350 community members coming together to celebrate the work the school is doing to provide a college-bound program for Boston youth.
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Lessons from The Massachusetts Charter Sector (Guest: Dr. Cara Candal)

October 24, 2018 | Lennie Jarratt

Dr. Cara Candal explains how charter schools can close the achievement gap for low-income students.

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Cambridge educator receives National Milken Award

October 22, 2018 | Cambridge Wicked Local

Jennifer Gordon, a librarian at Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School, recently was surprised with a Milken Educator Award, which comes with an unrestricted financial award of $25,000.

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BArT 'Hamilton' trip

August 27, 2018 | iBerkshires

Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter Public School has received a grant from the Gilder Lehrman Foundation that will afford a group of students the special opportunity to attend Broadway's hit musical "Hamilton" at the Boston Opera House this October.

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New theater director, computer technology at PVPA

August 22, 2018 | Hannah Nelson

SOUTH HADLEY — Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter School (PVPA) in South Hadley will begin its biggest production season ever at the end of the month, led by new Theater Director Jennifer Onopa.

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BART students 'a stream of energy' on first day

August 20, 2018 | Jenn Smith

ADAMS — Some of the changes at Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter Public School were front and center Monday at the start of the academic year. 

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