Charter News

This Has Been a Different Type of School Year

December 20, 2018 | Education Post

Engage. Enrich. Educate. That is what we, the educators at Phoenix Charter Academy in Chelsea, Massachusetts, set out to do while embarking on a different type of school year in September 2018—one with student voice, community and continuous learning at its core—and it’s been working.

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Springfield Prep Charter School students excel on MCAS after 1st stab at test

December 20, 2018 | Carolyn Robbins
SPRINGFIELD -- On a recent morning at Springfield Prep Charter School, kindergarten students were busy solving a "story problem" aimed at  teaching them subtraction.
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Curiosity Leads the Way During Charter School’s Project Period

December 20, 2018 | Holly Pretsky
On Tuesday, Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School sixth grader Volkert Kleeman woke up long before dawn to look for worms in his family’s compost pile.
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Three Things I Learned in My First Year as a Principal and a New Year’s Resolution

December 19, 2018 | Education Post

If you ask an educator to think back to their first year of teaching, you will probably get a wide range of reactions, but the general consensus will likely be that it was a difficult year.

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SABIS Model Congress Places Third in National Competition

December 18, 2018 | WGBY

The SABIS Model Congress team placed third overall at a recent model congress event that drew 700 students from 36 schools across the nation. Unlike the current US Congress, the SABIS International Charter School team included many people of color and women.

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Letter: Don’t like charters? Improve public schools

December 15, 2018 | Anthony Taylor

Recent entries from some readers claiming that charter schools are part of a nefarious plot to destroy public education in the United States seem somewhat far-fetched.

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It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas: Sweetback Sisters celebrate 10 years of holiday shows

December 12, 2018 | STEVE PFARRER
It’s easy to overdose on Christmas and other holiday tunes: Every year, it seems, grocery and department stores, selected radio stations and a few other places start playing the stuff non-stop, almost before the Thanksgiving dishes have been cleaned up.
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Letter: Massachusetts charter schools are subject to high standards and accountability measures

December 11, 2018 | SouthCoast Today

Contrary to New Bedford Education Association President Lou St. John’s assertions (“Our View: DESE should reject City on a Hill charter renewal application”), Massachusetts’ public charter schools are subject to far greater accountability than traditional district schools.

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Rising Tide to present ‘A Doll’s House’

December 10, 2018 | Plymouth Wicked Local

PLYMOUTH –The atrium at Rising Tide Charter Public School will be the stage for award-winning drama next week when the school presents its fall show, “A Doll’s House.”

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Horace Mann Charter Could Become Innovation School

December 10, 2018 |
BARNSTABLE – Even though the Barnstable Community Horace Mann Charter School’s charter was not renewed during the summer, teachers are hoping to continue a similar educational model by converting it to an innovation school.
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