Charter News

OUR VIEW: Legislative delegation should let Alma neighborhood school go forward

May 4, 2019 | SouthCoast Today
State Rep. Chris Markey has filed a home rule petition with the state Legislature that would allow Alma del Mar to operate a 450-seat neighborhood charter school in New Bedford.
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Two local teens head to August Wilson Monologue Competition in NYC

May 2, 2019 | Celina Colby

On May 6, two Boston area students will compete in the National August Wilson Monologue Competition.

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Student-focused Wilderness Stewardship Program takes shape at Muddy Pond

April 30, 2019 | Northeast Wilderness Trust
At the Muddy Pond Wilderness Preserve in southeast Massachusetts, Northeast Wilderness Trust’s Joe Falconeiri has been spearheading a quiet effort to better connect local youth with a wilderness ethic through specialized programming. 
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Designs by PVPA students featured in fashion shows at Northampton Eileen Fisher store Friday

April 30, 2019 | Elise Linscott
NORTHAMPTON — Students from the Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School will debut handmade fashion designs in runway shows at the downtown Eileen Fisher store Friday.
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‘Glad that this part is over’: New Bedford’s neighborhood charter moves forward

April 25, 2019 | Aimee Chiavaroli
NEW BEDFORD — A parent, wearing an Alma del Mar T-shirt, said she believes the opportunity to send her rising sixth-grade son to the second Alma campus will be fantastic.
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13 and counting: Teen angst takes center stage next week in Newburyport

April 24, 2019 | Terry Date
A big cast of youths explores familiar ground — the shifting allegiances of school circles — in the musical “13.”
It opens next Thursday, May 2, at the Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport, presented by Acting Out Productions. 
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Prospect Hill Academy earns computer science award

April 24, 2019 | Wicked Local Cambridge

Prospect Hill Academy Charter School in Cambridge has earned the first College Board AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science A.

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A First-Year Teacher Clashed With A Student. Then She Learned Where He Was Coming From

April 22, 2019 | Carrie Jung
When ninth grade humanities teacher Sydney Chaffee decided she wanted to become a teacher, she admits her expectations were wildly idealistic.
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YOUR VIEW: Setting the record straight about the Alma/city of New Bedford agreement

April 20, 2019 | Janice Baptist

As chairperson of the Alma del Mar Board of Trustees, and a proud, lifelong resident of New Bedford, I wish to set the record straight concerning the agreement our board entered into with Commissioner Jeff Riley, Superintendent Thomas Anderson, and Mayor Jon Mitchell.

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Rising Tide students participate in Civics Night

April 19, 2019 | Wicked Local Plymouth

PLYMOUTH — Students in grade 11 at Rising Tide Charter Public School presented collaborative work from their Civics and Economics course at an evening event on April 11.

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