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State flunks charter school test

September 6, 2013 | Jim Stergios

What did your legislators and governor do between April and August this year?

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Hunt: A charter school leader

September 6, 2013 | TOM DALTON

Rachel Hunt was the driving force behind the creation of Salem Academy Charter School and served as its first head of school, a title she still holds.

Over the past decade, the grade 6-12 independent public school has received many honors and accolades.

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Same old charter wars

September 4, 2013 | Boston Herald Editorial

The good news? There are fewer children languishing on waiting lists for a spot at a charter public school in Massachusetts than previously believed.

The truly depressing news?

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Editorial: The next step in education reform

August 18, 2013 | Editorial

Massachusetts has learned a few things through 20 years of education reform:

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As New Bedford charter schools grow, they also look for funding

August 17, 2013 | Natalie Sherman

NEW BEDFORD — If you build it, they will come. But what happens if they're already here, you need to build it and you're worried about finding the money?

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Lawmaker open to lifting the cap on charter schools in some communities

August 15, 2013 | Colleen Quinn, State House News Service

As Boston opened its last allowable charter school on Monday and other communities bump up against limits, state lawmakers could be willing to lift the cap in some districts, a top lawmaker who helps steer education policy said Thursday.

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Boston Business Leaders Hedge Bets In Mayoral Race

August 14, 2013 | Fred Bever

BOSTON — After two decades of Boston Mayor Thomas Menino’s leadership, the race to replace him is widely considered up for grabs amo

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Boston’s schools a major issue for mayoral hopefuls

August 6, 2013 | James Vaznis

Councilor at Large Felix Arroyo wants a longer school day.

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Group Wants to Start Foreign Language Immersion School in Newton

August 5, 2013 | Charlie Breitrose

A group seeks to create a charter school in Newton where students would be immersed in a foreign language.

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Regional Charter School Proposed For Westborough

August 5, 2013 | Michael Gelbwasser

A Westborough-based regional charter school has been proposed, one of 10 new charter school prospectuses received by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

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