Charter News

Chinese Immersion school seeks to expand into Chicopee, other towns

August 16, 2018 | G. Michael Dobbs

BOSTON – The Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School has filed an application with the The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESI) to expand into a number of communities, including Chicopee.

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At Codman Square Health Center, it’s a “win-win” with summer internships

August 16, 2018 | Roy Lincoln Karp

Codman Academy Charter Public School has always felt like a place where good things are happening. That was my impression when I first walked through its front doors 15 years ago and was warmly greeted by two young students.

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Maplewood group positive after hearing Atlantis school transportation plan

August 16, 2018 | Michael Holtzman

FALL RIVER — Atlantis Charter School administrators said they will soon mail letters to their parents on transportation changes after a receptive meeting with members of the Maplewood Neighborhood Association.

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Alma del Mar teachers meet families at home

August 16, 2018 | Aimee Chiavaroli

NEW BEDFORD — Alma del Mar teachers visited homes of their students Thursday before school starts Monday.

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When Higher Functioning Follows Form: Special-Needs Students Flourish in Sensory-Designed Schools

August 15, 2018 | Beth Hawkins

Like other superintendents throughout the country, Connie Hayes has spent recent years puzzling over two related trends: Students in her district’s schools require special education services at younger and younger ages, and their needs are increasingly complex.

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Boston students catch code: Vertex teams with BPS for learning camp

August 11, 2018 | Kathleen McKiernan

In an effort to make engineering and math more fun for middle school kids and engage more young girls to pursue the STEM fields, Vertex Pharmaceuticals has partnered with Boston Public Schools and i2 Learning in a two-week coding camp this summer.

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Bristol County Savings Bank awards grants to Argosy school, New Bedford Star Kids

August 8, 2018 | The Herald News

TAUNTON — Bristol County Savings Bank, through its Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation, presented $122,200 in grants to 19 nonprofits in the Fall River/New Bedford area at a ceremony held recently at the Holiday Inn in Taunton.

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Teacher’s Perspective: How My School’s Chinese Immersion Program Is Paving a Pathway to Global Citizenship for Inner-City Students

August 8, 2018 | Yingling Hsu

Their educations often hamstrung by their zip codes, generations of urban kids in places like the Boston neighborhood where I teach graduate from public high schools having passed conventional subjects like math and English, but lacking an awareness and appreciation of other languages and societi

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Local high school students experiencing college life at WNEU

August 6, 2018 | Sy Becker

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - High school students are getting a chance to experience college life this week at Western New England University.

More than a dozen students from various Western Massachusetts high schools are taking part in the University's mission ignition.

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West Springfield Mayor should allow new Hampden Charter School of Science to bring educational opportunity to area children (Guest viewpoint)

August 6, 2018 | Tricia Canavan and Nancy Urbschat

A decade ago, a group of Turkish educators, joined by a diverse group of community leaders, and parents, created The Hampden Charter School of Science, a new public school to serve 500 children in grades 6-12 from Chicopee, Springfield, Ludlow and West Springfield.

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