Charter News

OUR VIEW: Charter compromise could offer win-win scenario for New Bedford

January 19, 2019 | SouthCoast Today

For many years in New Bedford, and elsewhere in Massachusetts, the charter school movement and traditional district public schools have been at war.

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New Bedford’s promising charter compromise

January 18, 2019 | Boston Globe
In the long and bitter war between public school districts and charter schools, we may have a temporary truce, courtesy of Jeff Riley, the state’s commissioner of elementary and secondary education, and Mayor Jon Mitchell of New Bedford.
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Fall River schools embarking on city-wide anti-bullying initiative

January 17, 2019 | Amanda Burke
FALL RIVER — School officials from across Fall River will meet Jan. 23 to start developing a city-wide, anti-bullying initiative, according to Superintendent Matthew Malone.
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New initiative at charter school brings more male role models into classrooms

Foxboro Regional Charter School has started a new initiative for fathers and male figures to be involved in volunteering.
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WAM Theatre plans an expansive 10th anniversary season

January 16, 2019 | DAVID DASHIELL

LENOX — WAM Theatre is marking its 10th anniversary season with two, rather than one, Mainstage productions — one in spring, the other in fall; two Fresh Takes readings; and expansion of the WAM education program to include a new Elder Ensemble for women.

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Alma Del Mar, City Agree On Smaller Scale Expansion

January 15, 2019 | TAYLOR CORMIER
NEW BEDFORD — School officials and city and state leaders have agreed upon a plan that would grant Alma del Mar Charter School's request for additional seats in new schools.
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Riley proposes novel solution to charter school battle

January 14, 2019 | MICHAEL JONAS

Education officials hope agreement on New Bedford school will be a model

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Ayanna Pressley back in Roxbury for ‘community swearing-in’

January 13, 2019 | KATHLEEN MCKIERNAN

Freshman U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley vowed Saturday to tackle inequality in housing, education and to be a voice for the voiceless in Washington as hundreds of supporters pledged to partner with her at Roxbury Community College.

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KIPP Girls Basketball Bounces Back With Win Over Fellowship

January 7, 2019 | MIKE ALONGI

LYNN — Things are coming together for the KIPP Academy girls basketball team.

Behind a stellar defensive performance, the Panthers rolled to a 49-15 win over Fellowship Academy at home Monday night.

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On exhibit: visions of youth

January 7, 2019 | Brendan Lewis

LOWELL -- You can only have so many decapitated clay heads before you realize it's time to make a body.

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