CHARTER SCHOOLS

NORTHAMPTON — Four groups have proposed opening charter schools in Massachusetts next year, and one would draw students from several Hampshire...

AMHERST — A proposed enrollment expansion of the Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School in Hadley, rejected by the state in February, is...

This story has been corrected to show that the Northampton City Council has not previously voiced its opposition to the expansion of the Pioneer...

Back to School: Hilltown Cooperative

8/23/17

EASTHAMPTON — Students at Hilltown Cooperative Charter School can look forward to some new faces in their classrooms this fall — school pets.Many...

Charter schools offer options, but at a cost

11/3/16

Does Massachusetts need more charter schools? Are charter schools truly public or a taxpayer-funded enclave for the elite? Do kids in failing...

Last year, some 1,800 Hampshire County students opted to go to a public school other than one in their own district, taking with them more than $22...

BOSTON – A recent WBUR poll suggests that a growing majority of voters support recreational marijuana in the Bay State, while an increasing number...

NORTHAMPTON — The City Council voted unanimously Thursday night to oppose a ballot measure allowing expansion of charter schools.If approved by...

 A recent letter to the editor stated, “Children are leaving the public schools because the people and programs in those schools are not serving...

The Hilltown Cooperative Charter Public School in Easthampton will host four seminars this year to share aspects of its teaching and community...

MALDEN — Despite rallying dozens of people to go to Boston to appeal a decision which denies a local Chinese language charter school to increase...

HADLEY — After state Education Commissioner Mitchell D. Chester put the brakes on a local Chinese-language charter school’s expansion plan, the...



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