Charter News

Alma del Mar Board of Trustees approves MOU

March 18, 2019 | Aimee Chiavaroli

NEW BEDFORD — The Alma del Mar Board of Trustees voted to adopt and approve the memorandum of understanding on Monday evening, making the proposed neighborhood charter school one step closer to reality.

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A closer look at the Alma del Mar-NBPS memorandum of understanding

March 17, 2019 | Aimee Chiavaroli

NEW BEDFORD — The New Bedford School Committee and the Alma del Mar Board of Trustees will decide the fate of the proposed neighborhood charter school by voting on a memorandum of understanding that education leaders signed March 12.

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Reinvigorating the Pipeline - Insights into Proposed and Approved Charter Schools

March 11, 2019 | National Association of Charter School Authorizers

A Few Districts Would Benefit Greatly From Baker’s School Funding Proposal

February 10, 2019 | James Vaznis

Governor Charlie Baker’s proposal to tackle the state’s school funding woes would funnel notable increases in state aid next year to several cities, but it would offer little financial relief to most other systems, many struggling under the state’s property tax cap, according to a Globe review.

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Spare Me Your Anti-Charter Nonsense And Come See My School

January 28, 2019 | Charla Austin Harris

As an educator and parent, I stood with my kids’ teachers during the UTLA strike. I did not cross the picket line and brought teachers coffee and donuts in the rain.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration in Springfield offers inspirational messages from Gov. Charlie Baker, Mayor Domenic Sarno on day of unity

January 21, 2019 | Peter Goonan
SPRINGFIELD — Those who gathered for the 7th annual Martin Luther King Jr.
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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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