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Friday, December 2, 2011

New Charter School In Somerville?


Among the many listservs that I belong to, the most active is Somerville-4-Schools on Yahoo. This listserv discusses everything Somerville Schools from data walls to lunch. Recently, talk of a new Charter School in Somerville has increased posts and membership, as well as, the amount of emails coming to my inbox.

The cost of operating this school and the prospect of having a current school close has many worried and urging the Board of Education to vote against this measure. The Somerville School Committee, as well as, Mayor Joe Curtatone has vocalized their opposition to a new Charter School in Somerville.

A group in opposition to the proposed charter school has formed: Progress Together For Somerville

However, citing low MCAS scores and enrollment has another group wanting a progressive Charter School in Somerville.

A group in favor of the proposed charter school has formed: Somerville Progressive Charter School

Have an opinion? Make sure you share it at a scheduled public meeting set to take place at the Somerville High School Auditorium on December 14th from 4-6pm.

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