charter schools

Bernstein gets results

The Boston Phoenix's David Bernstein wrote this morning that the Yoon campaign should capitalize on Gov. Deval Patrick filing legislation on charter schools that is similar to the mayoral hopeful's.  Read more

The Economist weighs in on Menino, charter schools

As U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan drops by Boston to bolster Gov. Deval Patrick's proposal to lift the charter school cap in underperforming school districts, The Economist -- the news magazine that people on the train like to use to cover their copy of the latest Us Weekly -- looks at the charter school situation in Massachusetts, and weighs in on Mayor Thomas Menino's plan:  Read more

Menino charter school proposal set for July 21 hearing

The Legislature's Education Committee has scheduled a hearing for later this month on Mayor Thomas Menino's plan to create "in-district" charter schools, a policy reversal for him.

Menino has said if the proposal doesn't pass during the current two-year session, he will ask the governor to lift the state cap on charter schools.  Read more

Charter school buys organ factory on Sydney St. for $3.2m

Teacher Jessica Viola, director Kathleen Sullivan, and dean of students Danielle Tata trade ideas: for renovating an old Sydney Street organ factory that will become an extension of the Boston Collegiate Charter School. Photo by Pete Stidman.Teacher Jessica Viola, director Kathleen Sullivan, and dean of students Danielle Tata trade ideas: for renovating an old Sydney Street organ factory that will become an extension of the Boston Collegiate Charter School. Photo by Pete Stidman.Fulfilling a long - held plan to expand its capacity, the Boston Collegiate Charter School acquired a second building just before Christmas last month.

The Boston Collegiate Charter Foundation bought the long-vacant former home of the Aeolian-Skinner Organ Company at 215 Sydney St. and a large shed nearby for $3.2 million. The deal was financed with a $6 million Qualified Zone Academy Bond that was purchased by Wainwright Bank & Trust.  Read more