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No Barbara, Your Support For a Monopoly is Shocking

  (SHIRA SCHOENBERG / THE REPUBLICAN) Barbara Madeloni finds it shocking that Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker is firmly on the side of lifting the charter cap in his state. Baker has been consistent in his support for the 37,000 children in his state on waiting lists for the public schools that their families believe will best… Continue reading No Barbara, Your Support For a Monopoly is Shocking

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What Viola Davis Can Teach Us

It is fitting that Viola Davis, who made history on Sunday night as the first African American woman to win the Emmy for outstanding actress in a drama series is originally from Central Falls, Rhode Island. In her captivating acceptance speech at the Emmys Sunday night, she speaks of the importance of opportunity and how… Continue reading What Viola Davis Can Teach Us

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What Viola Davis Can Teach Us

It is fitting that Viola Davis, who made history on Sunday night as the first African American woman to win the Emmy for outstanding actress in a drama series is originally from Central Falls, Rhode Island. In her captivating acceptance speech at the Emmys Sunday night, she speaks of the importance of opportunity and how… Continue reading What Viola Davis Can Teach Us

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Connecticut’s Kids Will Get There

Connecticut students didn’t do very well on a new and harder test and that’s okay. In fact, It would be strange if they had knocked it out of the park because truth be told, the majority haven’t yet been prepared to hit that home run. As the state embarks on a path of greater preparation… Continue reading Connecticut’s Kids Will Get There

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Charters May Become Neighborhood Schools in Boston

Mayor of Boston Marty Walsh will unveil a plan tomorrow that would allow for students to apply simultaneously to district schools and charter schools. Under this new plan, rather than enter two distinct lotteries, students would all enter into one home based Boston Public Schools Lottery.  “[The plan would] provide one application, one portal and… Continue reading Charters May Become Neighborhood Schools in Boston