Charter News

Lessons from Boston: “no excuses” charter schools kept boosting student test scores after expansion

May 22, 2019 | Jill Barsha
Research sometimes shows that charter schools are better at raising student achievement than traditional public schools. But many charter schools get about the same results and sometimes charter schools do worse.
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Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School named 2019 Pozen Prize winner

May 16, 2019 | Wicked Local Cambridge
The Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School, a K1-6 Commonwealth Charter school in Cambridge, has been selected as the winner of the sixth Annual Pozen Prize for Innovative Schools in Massachusetts.
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Boston charter school success spawns growth

May 16, 2019 | Hoppy Kercheval
Charter schools have played a significant role in improving outcomes of Boston public school students. And now, as reported in a Wall Street Journal editorial, a new study by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER),* those advances can be replicated at new locations.
 
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Cabral bill begins State House discussion on charter school funding

May 15, 2019 | Susannah Sudborough
BOSTON — State Rep. Antonio Cabral has quietly put a bill before the state Legislature that would change the way charter schools are funded, lessening the burden on district public schools and municipalities and shifting some of the funding directly from the state to the charter schools.
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At Excel Academy, a confrontation that never should have happened

May 15, 2019 | Yvonne Abraham
Maybe, Zahra Aljiboury worried, it was her fault the woman walked into her school and went off on a bigoted rant — and recorded it, to maximize the hurt.
 
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Atlantis Charter School Educator Recognized with Lemelson-MIT Excite Award

May 14, 2019 | GlobeNewswire
Atlantis Charter School announced today that STEM Academy instructor Alekzandr Hirschmann was recently honored with an Lemelson-MIT Excite Award.
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Making History More Relevant, One Case At A Time

May 13, 2019 | Bianca Vázquez Toness
After years of teaching high school history, Maureen O’Hern was looking for a new way to make it relevant and engaging for students. She found the answer in a surprising place — Harvard Business School and its use of case studies.
 
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Harwich's EOS Foundation Grants Over $100,000 for School Breakfast Excellence

May 10, 2019 | Cape Cod Today Staff
Harwich Port, MA - Yesterday, at its annual morning Healthy Start Awards Ceremony at the Massachusetts State House, the Harwich Port-based Eos Foundation awarded $100,000 to 160 schools across Massachusetts for “Gold Star” school breakfast programs for low-income kids.
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Study: Boston Charter Schools Successfully Scale Up

May 6, 2019 | Charles Fain Lehman
Boston's charter school system continued to prove effective at raising test scores and college entrance rates even after doubling the number of students it serves, a study released Monday finds.
 
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Courage is contagious, says Voices Against Injustice award winner

May 5, 2019 | Buck Anderson
SALEM — The city sent out a powerful message Sunday night at its annual Human Rights and Social Justice awards ceremony.
 
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