Charter News

State education commissioner recommends 5 new charter schools, endorses expansion of 11 existing ones

February 15, 2013 | James Vaznis

The Massachusetts commissioner of elementary and secondary education announced today that he is recommending approval of five new charter school proposals and the expansion of 11 existing charter schools.

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Study Finds Charter School Facility Funding Lags Far Behind Districts

February 5, 2013

Charter public schools are recognized as the state’s best tool to close race and income-based achievement gaps, but state policies put them at a disadvantage compared to district public schools when it c

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MCPSA Statement on Selection of William "Mo" Cowan as Interim U.S. Senator

January 31, 2013

The Massachusetts charter public school community offers its congratulations to William "Mo" Cowan, former Board Chairman of Roxbury Prep Charter School in Boston, on his appointment as the state’s interim U.S.

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Charter schools’ building costs cited

January 28, 2013 | Martine Powers

As charter schools lobby the State House for increased funding for building

improvements, they have a new tool to help them make their case: A report expected

to be released Monday outlines the financial challenges faced by Massachusetts charter

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Charter schools’ building costs cited: Report sees damage to education budgets; more public funding sought by supporters

January 28, 2013 | Martine Powers

As charter schools lobby the State House for increased funding for building improvements, they have a new tool to help them make their case: A report expected to be released Monday outlines the financial challenges faced by Massachusetts charter schools that lease or purchase their own facilities

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Bill to seek end of Mass. cap on charter schools

January 18, 2013 | James Vaznis

A group of charter school advocates, business leaders, and legislators is pushing to abolish a state-imposed cap on the number of charter schools that can operate in Boston and other low-performing districts.

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Massachusetts charter public schools receive high marks on national quality list

January 11, 2013 | US News and World Reports

 Four Massachusetts charter public schools were ranked among the best in the country in an annual survey of charter schools conducted by U.S. News & World Report. The rankings were based on college readiness and test proficiency.

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Lift the cap campaign launching soon

January 6, 2013

Later this month, the MCPSA will launch a legislative campaign to lift current caps on charter public schools.

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Mass. charters receive high marks on national quality list

January 6, 2013

Four Massachusetts charter public schools were ranked among the best in the country in an annual survey of charter schools conducted by U.S. News & World Report.

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Charters, Mayor's Office, BPS discuss concerns over Mayor Menino's education plan

January 6, 2013

Members of the MCPSA, the Menino Administration and the Boston Public Schools have been meeting to discuss the Association's concerns about Mayor Menino's recently announced education reform plan.

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