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NHCS Founding Headmaster Kevin Andrews to Retire

A Letter from Retiring Headmaster Kevin Andrews Dear Friend, In June 1994, I was hired by Federated Dorchester Neighborhood Houses, Inc. to create a school. A very small group of us got together and began to work on the original design. Several months later, in 1995, we […]

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Support bill to Lift the Cap on Charter Schools!

A bill has been filed in the Massachusetts State Legislature to lift the cap on charter schools. Please take a moment to email your legislator and tell them your family story. “What has your charter school meant to your family?” Thank you to the parents who supported […]

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Boston Charter Schools Show Amazing Results

A new study by Stanford University’s Center for Research and Education Outcomes (CREDO) released a new study of Massachusetts charter schools demonstrates that Boston charter schools – including Neighborhood House –are some of the best schools in the country. Read the report here. On February 28, Stanford […]

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NHCS-City Year Partnership Praised

The NHCS-City Year partnership earned the praised of the Boston Globe in a February 4 editorial entitled “AmeriCorps proves its worth in urban classrooms.” In a February 4 editorial entitled “AmeriCorps proves its worth in urban classrooms,” the Boston Globe highlighted the City Year pilot program that […]

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NHCS Partnership — Innovation to Lower the Dropout Rate

On January 3, an op-ed in the Boston Globe by our dear friend Alan Leventhal cited the City Year-NHCS partnership as “Help for the dropout rate.” As Alan wrote, “Boston has been known for innovation and new ideas. Charter schools were established with the expectation that they […]

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