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Alma del Mar’s ‘high bar’ highlighted in new video

From the Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research: Alma del Mar Charter School in New Bedford, MA, is fighting for the chance to serve more students. It has applied to open two more K-8 schools that would educate an additional

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MCAS is more than a test — it’s a ‘health check’

When state test scores come out each year, it is a big deal at our school. We celebrate our scholars, our families, and each other as a community of educators. We also take the opportunity to figure out what we,

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The Power of Place in Teaching Hard Histories

Did you know that Spittal Pond in Bermuda was the spot where an enslaved man named Jeffrey hid from his masters in a cave, on a cliff, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean? Did you also know that during that time he

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Alma 7th grade scholars make warm gesture

A group of seventh grade scholars at Alma del Mar Charter School will donate 15 fleece blankets to The Donovan House, a sober transitional housing program for women and their children in New Bedford. This group, known as the Colby

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Alma scholars study issues related to surviving & thriving

What would I do if my family didn’t have enough food? What would it be like to go about my day without electricity? What do I have now that I’ve been taking for granted?   These are just some of

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Alma Staff Updates for January

Dear Alma Families, As many of you know, we are both expecting babies at the beginning of January! Ms. Leiwant will be on maternity leave beginning January 3rd and will return to work on April 23rd (following Spring Vacation). Ms.

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Four Alma educators recognized as Master Teachers

Four educators at Alma del Mar were recently recognized for their mastery in teaching at the K-8 inclusive public charter school located in the North End of New Bedford. Alma educators are designated as Master Teacher when they exhibit a

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Alma del Mar welcomes Maria Rosario to Board of Trustees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 14, 2017 New Bedford, MA Alma del Mar welcomes Maria Rosario to Board of Trustees Maria Rosario was elected to the Alma del Mar Board of Trustees during the Board’s May 26 meeting. Rosario, who resides

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We’re hiring extraordinary teachers! But how do we hire?

How We Hire Extraordinary Educators from Becca Kurie Check out our openings for the 2017-2018 school year!

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Educators’ Professional Development: Building Better Work

Calling all educators! Please join us for an open professional development session on “Building Better Work” (Increasing complexity by analyzing student work). This is a free session offered by Alma del Mar – please share the opportunity with all your

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