Charter News

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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Guest View: Results for Children are the Real Bottom Line

August 4, 2018 | Will Garner and Jan Baptist

Seven years ago, we made a promise to families in New Bedford that we’d create a school that would put their children on the path to college. We’ve created that school, and the success of our young scholars after just a short time is remarkable.

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Social media can adversely affect teens

August 2, 2018 | NICKEYLA SAMUEL

For my English class at Innovation Academy Charter School I did a project on social media and its effects on self-esteem. I chose this topic because social media is a big part of a teen's everyday life and it can lead to depression and loss of self esteem.

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Alma Del Mar has plans to expand; mayor says he’ll oppose the move

August 1, 2018 | Aimee Chiavaroli

NEW BEDFORD — Alma del Mar applied Wednesday to the state for 1,188 more charter school seats and, if approved, is planning to add two schools in the city.

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Youngsters shown a slice of life as a scientist

August 1, 2018 | Marek Mazurek

Materials: one charter school, one biotech company with a few simple science experiments, and about 20 youngsters in grades three through six.

Directions: Set up three experiments that give the students the chance to see science up close and ask questions.

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How My Son’s School Helped Him Get a Full Scholarship to College

July 20, 2018 | Diana Negron

I met my husband in Puerto Rico in 1980. We married young and we moved to Boston to live with his family. After a number of years trying to conceive, life blessed us with Luis, and later with his sister, Gianna.

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Summertime shift: Students seek real life experiences in unpaid positions

July 15, 2018 | LUIS FIELDMAN

As a rising senior at the Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School, Esther Sokoloff-Rubin is paving herself a path toward a career where she can help people.

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Episode 27: Beth Anderson



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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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