John King

Achievement gap holds Mass. back, says former US education secretary

Achievement gap holds Mass. back, says former US education secretary

King says he’s a living example of the transformative potential of schools

MASSACHUSETTS HAS MADE huge strides in educational achievement, but needs to redouble efforts to close the achievement gap. That was the message delivered on Thursday morning by former US education secretary John King to an education gathering in Boston. “There is much to celebrate,” King said, as the state prepares to mark the 25th anniversary(...)

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Boston’s ‘A team’ of charter school leaders

Boston’s ‘A team’ of charter school leaders

Talent explains why the Hub is home to the nation's best charters

ANYONE LISTENING TO the pricey TV ad duels over whether to lift the cap on charter schools in Massachusetts knows there’s plenty to disagree about. But only the careful listeners know there’s one undisputed point: Massachusetts has the nation’s best charter schools, as this just-released Brookings study makes clear. The only remaining disagreement is how(...)

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