School News

Charter Students Learn Dance as a Unifying Language

February 26, 2015 | Katie Ruppel

Godfrey Muwulya had never seen a flake of snow until his recent stay on the Vineyard.

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Springfield's Phoenix Charter Academy won't give up on students

January 29, 2015 | Carolyn Robbins

SPRINGFIELD — Former high school dropout Angela Gonzalez, 24, now a part-time community college student and full-time "office manager extraordinaire" at Springfield's new Phoenix Charter Academy, knows what a difference a second, third – or even a fourth chance – can make in guiding at-risk stude

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Faceoff on Fitchburg charter school

December 12, 2014 | Anna Burgess

All community members may care about education, but right now they're not agreeing on what that education should look like.

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Public hearing invites comments on proposed UP Academy Charter School in Springfield

December 3, 2014 | Peter Goonan

The state has scheduled a public hearing on Thursday at the Brightwood Branch Library, located at Chestnut Accelerated Middle School, to consider comments regarding a proposed new charter school in Springfield being pursued by the Boston-based UP Education Network.

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Fall River school officials outline plan to use more than $900,000 in charter reimbursements

November 7, 2014 | Michael Gagne

School officials have a plan for how to use the additional $911,000 city allocation the district is receiving from an increase in state charter school tuition reimbursements for the current school year.

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Proposed charter school for Fitchburg area gets new life

November 5, 2014 | James Vaznis

Massachusetts education officials on Wednesday raised the possibility that they could approve the opening of a new independent charter school in the coming months, elevating a previously sidelined proposal to finalist.

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AMSA Having Success in Every Sport

October 23, 2014 | Phil Ricciuti


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It’s all about college at Phoenix Charter Academy in Chelsea

October 5, 2014 | Kathy McCabe

Jordan Bazmore travels 90 minutes each way — on two MBTA buses and an Orange Line train — between his home in Roxbury and Phoenix Charter Academy in Chelsea.

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Teamwork pays off for Lowell charter school on MCAS

September 23, 2014 | Amelia Pak-Harvey

Pulling itself up even further from the brink of failure it once faced, Lowell Community Charter Public School has reached the highest achievement level in state testing for the third year in a row.

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