Charter News

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.
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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Reinvigorating the Pipeline - Insights into Proposed and Approved Charter Schools

March 11, 2019 | National Association of Charter School Authorizers

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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