Charter News

MCPSA Beefs up Staff to Support Charter Expansion

January 12, 2012

As part of our statewide effort to expand the number and impact of charter public schools, the MCPSA has significantly strengthened it staff, hiring several experienced advocates to orga

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Boston-area Charter Public Schools to Hold Enrollment Showcase

January 10, 2012

Charter public schools in the Boston area will hold a free information and enrollment showcase on Saturday, February 4 from 9 AM to 12 PM at Boston University.

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Judge dismisses parents' suit vs. charter school, state

January 10, 2012 | Stephen Fletcher

The lawsuit filed by 15 Gloucester school parents and alleging that the Commissioner of Education and the st

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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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