Charter school proposal raises plenty of questions

Friday, August 9, 2013

A proposal for a charter high school in Andover (Mass.) caught many in the town off guard this week—as much for who is proposing it as the fact that it’s being proposed at all.

School Committee member David Birnbach is one of the driving players behind STEAM Studio, a school for ninth- through 12th-graders that will focus heavily on what’s become known as STEM — Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics — with an additional A for art and design thrown in as an extra benefit.

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