2,500 new photovoltaic panels are powering all of the electricity used at the Martha's Vineyard Public Charter School making it the first public school in the state to rely completely on green energy as a source for power. Work began last November with help from the charter school’s students.
As part of the Nobel Laureate School Visits program, 2010 Nobel Prize-winning economist Peter Diamond recently met with students at the Pioneer Charter School of Science in Everett. After his 90-minute presentation on his research, Professor Diamond took questions about his career, politics and his favorite books from the eager students.
In an interview with WBUR, Diamond said, “I was trying to do two things: enhance their understanding of some little piece of economics. The second was to see a sample of thinking coherently about an economic subject as a style, thinking unlike say, bumper stickers.”
Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School (Marlboro) was one of 16 schools to advance to compete on the fourth season of WGBH’s academic quiz show. The competing schools were selected from nearly 100 schools by earning top scores on “Super Sunday," an event at WGBH’s studio during which each school team took an identical 100-question oral quiz. The show is scheduled to premier on Sunday, February 10th at 6:30pm on WGBH.
Mary Daly, a senior at the Foxborough Regional Charter School, was awarded one of the 23 Peer Leadership Recognition awards given nationally for 2012. Josh Porter, a faculty member at FRCS, nominated Daly for this award at the beginning of October. The award presentations were held during the Peer Leadership Conference that was attended by 150 handpicked students from across the county.
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester visited the Pioneer Charter School of Science in Everett last month. The Commissioner spent his time at the school meeting with parents, teachers, administrators, and engaging with students.