A Whale Of An Education Battle Rocks New Bedford

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“[A] whale-ship was my Yale College and my Harvard,” reads…

Setting a High Bar at Alma del Mar

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Alma del Mar Charter School in New Bedford, MA, is fighting for…

Op-ed: Time to lift up Boston’s voc-tech high school

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Read this full op-ed in CommonWealth magazine. By Tom Birmingham…

Op-ed: Charters, Unions, And Public School Funding

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Read this full op-ed on WGBH News. In the midst of the 2016…

Op-ed: A Novel Solution To An Old Problem

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By Tom Birmingham  | The Boston Pilot  |  December 15, 2017 We…

Op-ed: Let's return to educational liberty

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Read this op-ed in The New Bedford Standard Times, The Lowell…

Op-ed: Will district schools embrace charter-like reforms?

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This op-ed appeared in CommonWealth magazine. TOM BIRMINGHAM…

Op-ed: State should expand METCO

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By Cheryl Brown Henderson and Jim Stergios The Boston Globe…

Op-ed: Voc-tech schools are a Mass. success story

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Read this entire op-ed online at CommonWealth Magazine, the…

Op-ed: Will DeVos avoid the Beltway education trap?

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By Jim Stergios and Charles Chieppo Read this op-ed online…

Op-ed: Challenge and Opportunity for Catholic Education

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Given our desire to do as much as we can, especially to help poor urban kids participate fully in the American Dream, we need to provide them with access to school choice options: charter schools; vocational-technical schools; private and parochial schools; and METCO. Choice is what the privileged have for their children. Why shouldn't everyone have access to high quality academic options?

Op-ed: Vote ‘yes’ on Question 2

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This excerpt is from an op-ed published on Oct. 18, 2016 in The…

Op-ed: Mass. charters fight racial oppression

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By Sephira Shuttlesworth By 1959, my late husband, the Birmingham,…

Op-ed: Charter and district schools need not be adversaries

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By Thomas Birmingham This op-ed appeared in the New Bedford…

Op-ed: State plays politics over charters

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it’s time for Massachusetts to stop playing political games with the charter authorization process.

Guest Opinion: Time to end Know-Nothing legacy once and for all

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We should expel the Know-Nothings’ anti-Irish-Catholic amendment from the Massachusetts constitution, and remove bigoted Governor Gardner’s portrait from a position of prominence in our Statehouse.

Worcester Telegram & Gazette: Ed reform truly is matter of civil rights

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By Sephira Shuttlesworth (This op-ed originally appeared in the…

WGBH: METCO Matters As Never Before

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Six decades ago, the Supreme Court’s unanimous Brown v. Board…

The Boston Globe: Madison Park school needs autonomy to succeed

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Madison Park school needs autonomy to succeed By Jim Stergios |…

Worcester Telegram & Gazette: "Lift Cap on Urban Charters"

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By Nina Rees and Gerard Robinson As former federal and state…

MetroWest Daily News: Chieppo and Gass: More charter schools to close the education gap

Chieppo and Gass: More charter schools to close the education…

Boston Herald: Give proven providers a fair shot

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The Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education should put politics aside and support a new SABIS-run Brockton charter school.

Fall River Herald News: Mass. should explore proven approaches to dropout prevention

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There are three proven ways to reduce dropout rates that address this problem: regional vocational-technical schools, digital learning, and a serious refocusing on academic learning.

Lawrence Eagle-Tribune: Lawrence school reforms must target all students, not a select few

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We must act swiftly and boldly to enact far-reaching reforms that impact all of the Lawrence school district’s 13,000 students, not just a fortunate few.

Don't buy new 'content-light' Mass. ICCR standards

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http://www.heraldnews.com/newsnow/x736421379/GUEST-OPINION-Dont-buy-new-content-light-Mass-ICCR-standards?zc_p=1 The…

Different perspectives on Gov. Romney's Education Announcement

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http://boston.com/community/blogs/rock_the_schoolhouse/2012/05/different_perspectives_on_gov.html A…

How are the rural poor doing at school?

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Massachusetts is a wealthy place. We are among the wealthiest…

Romney Turns Focus From Economics To Education

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http://www.wbur.org/2012/05/24/romney-education BOSTON —…

The Wrong Lessons in National Standards

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http://boston.com/community/blogs/rock_the_schoolhouse/2012/05/the_wrong_lesson_on_national_s.html Dear…