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Angelo Jones talked with his mother, Janeé, at their home in Brighton. Angelo recently transferred to Davis Leadership Academy.

A charter school success story, made possible by chance

Angelo Jones is thriving at Helen Y. Davis Leadership Academy, but only because his family hit the (educational) jackpot.

Amanda Ceide and her son Kiernan relaxed after school in Malden. Ceide pulled her son from a charter school and put him back in a public school.


Finding a school that gave her son room to run

Parents who say their children were punished for behaviors caused by disabilities have become outspoken critics of Question 2.

Ricardo Rosa’s community involvement in New Bedford includes teaching Taekwondo at the local Boys and Girls Club.

Despite troubles, family stays devoted to public schools

To the Rosas, Question 2 on the statewide ballot would be catastrophic to public education.

Janelle Smith arrived with daughter Alorah Miles, 9, at Philbrick Elementary in Roslindale, her school for now.

A charter success story, dreaming of a sequel

As voters consider a ballot question that would lift Massachusetts’ cap on charter schools, parents like Janelle Smith see an opportunity.