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THE ARGUMENT: Should Massachusetts retain its cap on the number of charter schools?

January 18, 2015 | Ralph Carrero

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Education reform needs an infusion of energy geared toward narrowing race-and-income-based achievement gaps that rob some children of a fair shot at success in life.

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Leading The Way In Education Means Lifting The Charter School Cap

January 16, 2015 | Richard Whitmire

The demand by Gov. Charlie Baker in last week’s inauguration speech for more charter schools undoubtedly prompted groaning from scores of legislators still licking wounds from the charter cap battle they endured last July.

This time, it doesn’t have to play out that way.

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Column: Gov. Baker should move to lift charter school caps

January 12, 2015 | Marc Kenen

Gov. Charlie Baker has long been a strong charter school supporter, and now his challenge is to push recalcitrant legislators to do the right thing and lift the cap that is preventing charter expansion in communities like Lawrence where they are most needed.

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Your View: Gov. Baker should move to lift charter caps

January 12, 2015 | Marc Kenen

Gov. Charlie Baker has long been a strong charter school supporter, and now his challenge is to push recalcitrant legislators to do the right thing and lift the cap that is preventing charter expansion in communities like New Bedford where they are most needed.

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Boston-area Charter Public Schools to Hold Enrollment Showcase on Saturday, January 24th

January 12, 2015 | MCPSA

Charter public schools in the Boston area will hold a free information and enrollment showcase on Saturday, January 24th from 9 AM to noon at Wentworth Institute of Technology.

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Baker should lift charter cap

January 9, 2015 | Marc Kenen

In Worcester, students at the Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School had the top MCAS scores in all of Massachusetts on the 10th-grade English test. Both Abby Kelley Foster and the city's Seven Hills Charter Public School rated in the highest category under the state accountability system that measures success at closing the race- and income-based achievement gaps.

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BAKER TO HIGHLIGHT "SPENDING PROBLEM," CHARTER SCHOOLS

January 8, 2015 | Matt Murphy, STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

Gov. Charlie Baker will deliver a speech to the Commonwealth hitting on broad themes, while addressing the signature issue that faces his administration as he takes office - a burgeoning budget gap he's inheriting from Democrats on Beacon Hill.

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GOV BAKER SET TO MAKE EDUCATION A TOP PRIORITY; EXPECTED TO ADVOCATE FOR LIFTING CAP ON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

January 8, 2015 | MCPSA

First Time That Charter Advocates Have Staunch Supporters in Governor’s Office and Mayor’s Office

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Springfield-area Charter Public Schools to Hold Enrollment Showcase on Saturday, February 7th

January 6, 2015 | MCPSA

Charter public schools in the Springfield area will hold a free information and enrollment showcase on Saturday, February 7th from 9 AM to noon at the MassMutual Center in Springfield.

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Editorial: Abolish charter cap

December 22, 2014 | Boston Herald Editorial Staff

A new study confirms what we’ve been complaining about for some time now. A 2010 law that was designed to expand access to charter schools in Massachusetts has had the unfortunate effect of thwarting their growth in some communities. And a number of the bureaucratic changes that were purported to improve the law simply haven’t.

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