Charter News

Update: Progress Mixed on Charter School Compact

January 9, 2012

As noted in our October 2011 issue, the Boston Alliance of Charter Public Schools and the Boston Public Schools signed a formal compact, officially beginning an era of collaboration on September 20, 2011

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Charter schools get voice on school board

January 1, 2012 | Travis Andersen

Boston Mayor Thomas M.

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Charter School Association files formal complaint against Somerville School Department

December 8, 2011 | Marcia Dick

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is reviewing a complaint against the Somerville Public Schools filed by the Massachusetts Charter Public School Association  that alleges school employees coerced and intim

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Charter school group plans push for more schools in Mass. cities

December 1, 2011 | Will Richmond

 Attempting to give families in urban communities more educational options, the Massachusetts Charter Public School Association is launching an effort to expand the number of charter schools in the state’s Gateway Cities.

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Reville seeks to close education gap

November 20, 2011 | Evan Lips

LOWELL -- Massachusetts Secretary of Education Paul Reville calls it the educational elephant in the room.

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Charter Leaders Work with BPS to Propose New School Targeting English-Language Learners

October 27, 2011
The Boston School Committee is expected to approve a new district “innovation” school this month that is the result of a collaborative effort among Boston charter leaders and a long-t
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State invites seven charter applicants to submit final proposals

October 27, 2011

The state has invited seven groups to submit final applications for new charter public schools.

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Boston Proposes to Lease Three Vacant School Buildings to Charters

October 27, 2011

Boston school leaders are proposing to lease three vacant school buildings to charter public schools hungry for new buildings.

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Charter Compact Signed

October 10, 2011

Boston Mayor Thomas M.

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Seven New Charter Schools, Including First Replication Schools, Open in Boston

October 8, 2011

Seven new charter public schools opened their doors in Boston recently as a new era of expanded choice and opportunity got underway.

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