Charter News

Alma del Mar School reaches milestone

June 15, 2018 | Daniel Schemer / Contributing Writer

NEW BEDFORD — When Alma del Mar Charter School opened its doors in 2011, it had only 120 students in grades K-2. Families placed their faith in a new school that based its academics on learning approaches different from other New Bedford schools.

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Graduates leave legacy of inspiration at Salem Academy

June 15, 2018 | Julie Manganis, / Staff Writer

SALEM — There were several references to a famous quote by Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman elected to Congress back in 1968 during Friday's graduation of the Salem Academy Charter School. 

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Foxborough resident joins state Rep. Geoff Diehl’s team

June 13, 2018 | Wicked Local Franklin

FOXBOROUGH -- State Rep. Geoff Diehl, the endorsed Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, announced that Briana Serradas, of Foxborough, will be joining his growing team as an intern.

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Local Olmsted awards tout investments in tech, STEM and professional development

June 12, 2018 | Jenn Smith / The Berkshire Eagle

WILLIAMSTOWN — The proliferation of technology in education stood out among the next round of projects to be funded through the annual Bicentennial Olmsted Awards for Faculty and Curricular Development presented to seven Northern Berkshire schools and districts through a Williams College 

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Somerville’s Claire Collins harnesses the ‘power of play’

June 11, 2018 | For the Journal

As a kid, Somerville’s Claire Collins, 23, loved recess. It was her time during the school day where she could play games with her peers, try new things, and imagine what life would be like as an adult.

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KIPP’S VALEDICTORIAN IS GOING TO STANFORD UNIVERSITY

June 10, 2018 | BELLA DIGRAZIA

SAUGUS — KIPP Academy’s most recent valedictorian is off to Stanford University this fall. But it wasn’t easy getting her there.

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Atlantis Charter School sends graduates into the world for first time

June 8, 2018 | Brian Fraga

The 40 seniors who comprise Atlantis’ Class of 2018 are the first students to graduate from Atlantis’ high school program, which began four years ago in Fall 2014.

FALL RIVER — The graduating seniors of Atlantis Charter School created new traditions this week.

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Hoping for a lucky number at Alma del Mar

March 15, 2018 | The Standard-Times

NEW BEDFORD — Jim Stevens, CEO and founder of GiftsToGive, joined dozens of New Bedford families and staff of Alma del Mar Charter School recently to help conduct the school’s annual enrollment lottery.

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Sydney Chaffee: The charter school teacher who got the nation’s attention

December 13, 2017 | Nick Pandolfo, The Boston Globe

With state and now national honors under her belt, she’s teaching other schools what she knows about how students can change the world.

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Senate Sojourn: Dartmouth students visit Kennedy Institute

November 2, 2017 | The Standard-Times

BOSTON — The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate welcomed more than 40 students from Dartmouth High School in Dartmouth and Edward Brooke Charter School in Dorchester recently for a 2½-hour immersive, educational program on the workings of the Senate.

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