School News

What’s Really Wrong with Closing Schools and How the “Opportunity Ticket” Fixes It

October 24, 2018 | Dirk Tillotson

Closing schools balance the district’s budget woes on the backs of the already most underserved parents.  The reality of closings is that it does nothing for those parents who have been dis-served and will be displaced.  Typically, they attend an equally low-performing school that is further away

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MASSLIVE.COM Here are the Massachusetts school districts that scored lowest on the SAT

October 23, 2018 | Michelle Williams
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released school, district and state averages from the SAT exams taken during the 2017-2018 school year.  
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America’s public school teachers are far less racially and ethnically diverse than their students

August 27, 2018 | ABIGAIL GEIGER

Racial and ethnic minorities accounted for 20% of all public elementary and secondary school teachers in the United States during the 2015-16 school year, according to data from the 

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Activists who support stricter gun laws embark on Worcester-to-Springfield march

August 23, 2018 | J.D. Capelouto

WORCESTER — Dozens of young gun-control advocates from around the state, joined by a survivor of this year’s Florida school shooting, kicked off a 50-mile march Thursday to demand stricter gun-control laws and show that their generation is united behind the issue.

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Public Support Climbs for Teacher Pay, School Expenditures, Charter Schools, and Universal Vouchers

August 21, 2018 | Albert Cheng, Michael B. Henderson, Paul E. Peterson and Martin R. West

Education’s political landscape has shifted dramatically over the past year. To the consternation of most school-district officials, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos used the bully pulpit to promote charter schools, vouchers, and tax credits for private-school scholarships.

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Facing the issue of the resegregation of Boston Public Schools

August 13, 2018 | The Boston Globe: Letters

Diversity doesn’t cure failing schools

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My Students Are Afraid For Their Futures Because Of Our Immigration Policies

August 9, 2018 | Kelly Garcia

We don't need to travel to Texas, Arizona or Mexico to see the suffering and fear resulting from our country’s immigration policy or the trauma it’s inflicting on our children. It’s here in Massachusetts, too.

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A Massachusetts Teachers Union Votes to Kill a Successful Charter School, as Families Scramble for Answers

August 15, 2017 | The 74

Near the start of the Haverhill School Committee meeting last month, Devan Ferreira stepped to the mic to ask a few questions about the future of the school attended by two — and soon three, she hopes — of her children.

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A Hyannis Senior Fights For Gay Student Athletes -- Like Him

October 11, 2016 | Tonya Mosley

It's pretty common to see Jonathan Peters bouncing his basketball around Sturgis Charter High School in Hyannis.

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Students Get Second Chance to Excel

October 7, 2016 | NECN's The Take

Phoenix Charter Academy graduates Gisma Ahmad and Destiny Morton, alongside Amy Ciaraldi, child care director at the school in Lawrence, Massachusetts, tell Sue O'Connell how important their charter school is to them.

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