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Topic: Nashua Charter School

Nashua Area Public Charter School Movement

The Telegraph examines the state of the public charter school movement in the Nashua area.

New charter school for arts will open in Merrimack, not Nashua

MERRIMACK – Gate City Charter School for the Arts will opening in Merrimack this September rather than its proposed location on West Hollis Street, which … Full story    
Published:  June 5, 2014

New charter schools popping up in New Hampshire, but not without struggle

The Founders Academy, a new classical charter school due to open in Manchester September 2, is the brainchild of a small group of people, some … Full story    
Published:  May 12, 2014

Study: Minority, poor students gain from charters

Charter schools benefit students from poor families, black students and Hispanic English-language learners more than their peers in other groups, a study shows. Overall, charter … Full story    
Published:  June 26, 2013

Proposed Nashua charter school up for authorization in July

NASHUA – It’s been more than a year in the making, but the founders of the proposed Gate City Charter School for the Arts will … Full story    
Published:  June 26, 2013

Charter school advocates start online petition for school approvals

NASHUA – An online petition asking the state Board of Education to consider applications for new charter schools, despite a funding battle, has gained  more … Full story    
Published:  April 17, 2013

Charter school votes in Concord anger advocates

CONCORD – Charter schools waiting for approval will have to wait a while longer. On Tuesday, the House Finance Committee voted to retain a bill … Full story    
Published:  March 20, 2013

More Nashua students choosing traditional over charter high school

NASHUA – Julia Devasia’s daughter Nisha has always excelled at math and science, so making the decision to send her to the Academy for Science … Full story    
Published:  March 19, 2013

Charter school funding bill heads to House, among continued uncertainty for charter futures

NASHUA – A few months back, Karin Cevasco and other founders of the Gate City Charter School for the Arts had March 1 in their … Full story    
Published:  March 7, 2013

Manchester family has private school dreams

MANCHESTER – To Shalimar Encarnacion, a chance to send her children to private school would mean giving them a new lease on their future. She’s … Full story    
Published:  March 5, 2013

Academy for Science and Design charter renewed for five years

NASHUA – Students and staff at the Academy of Science and Design can breathe easier, after the state Board of Education voted to renew its … Full story    
Published:  January 17, 2013

State hopes to have charter school start up grant funds, lost in 2011, restored next year

CONCORD – Since the state Board of Education voted to place a moratorium on new charter schools in September, school founders around the state have … Full story    
Published:  January 9, 2013

New charter school bill aims to fix funding problems

NASHUA – It has been nearly a year since Karin Cevasco and the other founders of Gate City Charter School for the Arts applied for … Full story    
Published:  January 6, 2013

Charter school supporters expected in droves at state Board of Education meeting Wednesday

CONCORD – The state Board of Education will likely be met by nearly 100 charter school supporters Wednesday morning, as school founders plan to share … Full story    
Published:  October 17, 2012

Lawmakers question why officials didn’t raise concerns about charter school funding earlier

CONCORD – The state attorney general’s office said Wednesday that its legal advice to state education officials to deny pending charter school applications was a … Full story    
Published:  October 11, 2012

Charter school moratorium was avoidable

Bud Abbott and Lou Costello have made a lot of people laugh over the years with their famous “Who’s on First” comedy routine from the … Full story    
Published:  September 28, 2012

Charter school supporters plan to fight back against moratorium

CONCORD – Charter school supporters agreed on one thing Monday: the state Board of Education’s moratorium on new charter schools was an “embarrassing” mistake. The … Full story    
Published:  September 25, 2012

Citing lack of funding, state education officials put hold on new charter schools

Karin Cevasco is frustrated. She and a group of parents and professionals in Nashua have put in more than 2,000 hours preparing an application for … Full story    
Published:  September 21, 2012

Nashua Community College president becomes newest member of Academy for Science and Design board

NASHUA – The partnership between the Academy for Science and Design and Nashua Community College got a lot stronger Wednesday night, as the charter school’s … Full story    
Published:  September 13, 2012

Charter school movement growing in state, Gate City

As New Hampshire’s students head back to school this week, more than ever will be going to public charter schools. This fall, six new charter … Full story    
Published:  August 29, 2012

New year at new site for ASD

NASHUA – Ceiling tiles were missing, sawdust covered the floors and large bins were filled with drywall, pieces of wood and cardboard boxes. The inside … Full story    
Published:  August 9, 2012

Board of Education OKs 2 more buses for Nashua charter school students

NASHUA – The Board of Education approved two additional buses for charter school transportation at a special meeting Tuesday night, and members will discuss the … Full story    
Published:  August 8, 2012

Nashua board to take up $84,000 in spending for charter school transportation

NASHUA – The Board of Education expects to approve spending $84,000 Tuesday night to cover the cost of busing city students to the Academy for … Full story    
Published:  August 7, 2012

Charter school transportation will cost district $84,000

NASHUA – The move of the Academy for Science and Design to Nashua this fall will come at a cost to the Nashua School District, … Full story    
Published:  August 3, 2012

Parents pursue third charter school in Nashua

NASHUA – When Cheryl Bean was a first-grader in 1981, she and a few friends started their own business making pom pom people. The next … Full story    
Published:  July 17, 2012

Merrimack charter school expanding to Nashua with more students, staff

It appears Nashua will get its first charter school this year after all. Weeks after school administration and the Board of Education postponed talks about … Full story    
Published:  April 29, 2012

Application process for charter schools in New Hampshire raises the bar

Looking at the application process for the Academy for Science and Design, Merrimack’s public charter school, one could easily mistake it for the steps one … Full story    
Published:  April 27, 2012

Bill lifting charter school cap passes

CONCORD – Parents could soon have more educational options for their children, as Gov. John Lynch signed into law a bill lifting New Hampshire’s cap … Full story    
Published:  April 27, 2012

Nashua takes a step back on district plans for charter school

NASHUA – The School District is putting the brakes on plans to open a charter school. The initial timeline was to have a charter school … Full story    
Published:  March 11, 2012

Bills may boost private schools

CONCORD – School choice advocates and Republican legislative leaders said Monday that an average $1,500 tax credit would allow more low-income students to attend non-public … Full story    
Published:  January 24, 2012

Planners for arts charter school in Nashua start approval process

NASHUA – After a year of sharpening the details of their dream, two parents recently took a big first step toward making an arts-focused charter … Full story    
Published:  January 23, 2012

Some on Nashua Board of Education not sold on charter plan

NASHUA – Several Board of Education members are still not convinced there is a need for a district-sponsored charter school, which could put the proposal … Full story    
Published:  January 23, 2012

NH makes progress in national charter school ranking system

New Hampshire fell in the middle of the pack in an annual ranking of state charter school laws released by a charter school advocacy group … Full story    
Published:  January 22, 2012

Montessori charter school to open in Manchester this fall

MANCHESTER – The state’s first public Montessori charter school will open this fall in Manchester, where students will be able to learn through a hands-on … Full story    
Published:  January 22, 2012

Charter school update to go before Nashua school board next week

NASHUA – Superintendent Mark Conrad will make another push next week for spending $15,525 on an education consulting firm, as the district moves forward with … Full story    
Published:  January 2, 2012

Nashua School Board blasts $15.5k plan to hire charter school consultant

NASHUA – Several Board of Education members blasted a proposal by administrators to spend $15,525 to hire a consulting firm to help with the development … Full story    
Published:  December 13, 2011

Nashua women laying groundwork for specialized charter school for the arts

NASHUA – Dissatisfied with the lack of attention given to the arts in traditional public schools, Karin Cevasco and Rebecca Fredrickson came up with a … Full story    
Published:  October 22, 2011

Charter schools among union’s questions for BOE hopefuls

NASHUA – Board of Education candidates were asked to weigh in on whether forming unions in charter schools should be allowed in a questionnaire distributed … Full story    
Published:  October 16, 2011

Full speed ahead for charter school

Nearly a year ago to the day, we heralded the news that New Hampshire was in line to receive an $11.6 million grant from the … Full story    
Published:  August 12, 2011

Progress for charter school plan

NASHUA – The Board of Education signed off on moving forward with the development of a district-sponsored charter school Monday night, though a host of … Full story    
Published:  August 9, 2011

Charter school process to begin in Nashua

NASHUA – The Board of Education will be asked this week to approve the mission for a district-sponsored charter school, as well as the appointment … Full story    
Published:  August 7, 2011