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Charter school advocates launch $18 million effort

January 11, 2016 | Jim O’Sullivan

A business-backed coalition is poised to spend up to $18 million and obliterate state campaign spending records in favor of expanded charter schools, launching its efforts with mail targeted at state Senate districts, including that of Senate President Stanley C.

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As You Were Saying...Time to raise charter school cap

December 19, 2015 | As You Were Saying...Time to raise charter school cap

Earlier this month, supporters of a ballot initiative to lift enrollment caps on highly successful public charter schools filed 73,000 certified signatures to move another step closer to putting the question before the voters next November.

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Charters are answering the call on English language learners

December 16, 2015 | Cara Stillings Candal - Commonwealth Magazine

THE RESULTS OF a new Pioneer Institute study, “

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M.I.T. research finds special needs students benefit from charter school education

December 10, 2015 | Katie Lannan/State House News Service

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, DEC. 7, 2015 Updated DEC.

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Statement By Marc Kenen, Executive Director of MCPSA, on Ballot Question Signature Filing

December 2, 2015 | Marc Kenen, MCPSA

BOSTON, WEDNESDAY, DEC. 2 – Today marks another important step toward lifting the cap on public charter schools here in Massachusetts.

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Garbus/My Turn: Our county’s charter school

November 24, 2015 | Peter Garbus

As a Greenfield resident and principal of the Four Rivers Charter Public School, I’m hoping to clarify some issues related to public charter schools in a way that assumes the best intent of all involved, even though opinions might differ.

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Letter: Lift arbitrary caps on charter schools

November 18, 2015 | Julia Bowen Adams

To the editor

A recent Pittsfield School Committee discussion included some misinformation about public charter schools that I would like to respectfully correct. ("Pittsfield School Committee endorses moratorium on charter schools," Nov. 13).

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Access to education is equality

November 18, 2015 | Thabiti Brown

In Massachusetts, we imagine ourselves as a place where anyone – regardless of his or her race, zip code, income, or the language spoken at home – can succeed. Nowhere is this vision stronger than here in Dorchester, where families from every walk of life have chosen to make their home.

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Opinion: Public charter schools should be allowed to expand

November 3, 2015 | Marc Kenen, Guest column for Worcester Telegram

Proposals to lift arbitrary enrollment caps on public charter schools have prompted the usual attacks to discount the incredible successes charters have achieved across the Commonwealth.

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