Charter News

Familiar Face to Become New Associate Commissioner for Charter Schools & School Redesign

November 2, 2012

The state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education recently announced that Cliff Chuang will be returning from a two-year hiatus in New York State to become the Associate Commissioner for Charter Schools an

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Charter School Leaders Gather at STEM Summit

October 18, 2012

The state's 9th annual STEM Summit took place last month in Foxborough welcoming over 1,000 representatives from the education, business, non-profit and gov

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Charter School Leaders Gather at STEM Summit

October 18, 2012

 The state's 9th annual STEM Summit took place last month in Foxborough welcoming over 1,000 representatives from the education, busine

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Lawrence Receiver Turns to Charters for Innovative Ideas

October 11, 2012 | Michael Jonas

Lawrence Receiver Turns to Charters for Innovative Ideas

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Charter students outperform peers on MCAS

September 23, 2012 | Lisa Kocian

Most charter school students in suburban Boston performed better on 

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New Boston Charter Networks Post Impressive First-Year Gains

September 21, 2012

The state’s first charter network schools posted strong academic gains in just their first year of operation, according to state MCAS data.

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Many schools in state lagging on MCAS

September 19, 2012 | Peter Schworm

WORCESTER — Nearly two-thirds of Massachusetts public schools are falling short of performance targets under the state’s new

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Lawrence Turnaround Efforts Underway

September 14, 2012

Charter public schools began their vital work in Lawrence this fall helping the state transform the failing district school system, which was placed in receivership earlier this year.

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A Dozen Charter Applicants Invited to Final Round

September 4, 2012

The state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has advanced 12 charter applications to the final round, including two Boston area charter schools that want to expand their networks in other G

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Seven New Charters Opened Their Doors This Fall

September 1, 2012

Seven new charter public schools opened this fall in Boston, Lawrence and Springfield that when fully enrolled will provide high quality educational opportunities for more than 3,200 children.

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