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Charter schools enrolling more English language learners, students with disabilities, state says

October 20, 2015 | Shira Schoenberg

The percentage of charter school students who are English language learners has surpassed the statewide average for the second year in a row, according to data released Monday by the 

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Gov. Baker praises Phoenix Charter Academy during event at new Springfield site

October 20, 2015 | Carolyn Robbins


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Editorial: Choices on charters

October 19, 2015 | Herald Staff

Gov. Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh don’t have to agree on everything. But it would be helpful if the bipartisan BFFs could get on the same page on the issue of charter schools and the need to expand them. And on this one, the mayor should move closer to Baker.

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Letter to the editor: Charter schools benefit immigrant communities

October 16, 2015 | Joseph Francois and Alberto Lima

Immigrants have always come to America in search of one thing: opportunity – good jobs, a chance at a decent life, and, most important of all, a quality education so that their children can have the same chance at success.

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Mass. needs more charter schools

October 12, 2015 | Karla Walker

I sent my child to Conservatory Lab Charter School because I thought it was a good fit for him and wanted him to receive a quality education. It sounds like a simple enough concept, but too often it is not. We simply got lucky. My son was originally No.

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Baker seeks expanded charter schools

October 8, 2015 | Jeremy C. Fox

Governor Charlie Baker proposed legislation Thursday that would allow more charter schools to open statewide, setting the stage for a Beacon Hill battle on one of the most divisive issues facing lawmakers.

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Separating fog from fact on charter schools

October 6, 2015 | Scot Lehigh

Stop the presses!

This is anti-charter-school week at the Massachusetts Teachers Association.

But wait, you may say, doesn’t that describe just about every week at firebrand Barbara Madeloni’s MTA, with the possible exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas?

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Cap on charter schools wrong, Baker tells rally

September 22, 2015 | David Scharfenberg

Governor Charlie Baker made a forceful case for lifting the cap on charter schools at a State House rally Tuesday, formally kicking off what promises to be a bruising battle over one of the most divisive issues on Beacon Hill.

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Letter: Charter schools gives children a chance to learn

September 17, 2015 | Kennedy Hilario

To the editor:

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Five students sue to lift state’s charter school cap

September 15, 2015 | Michael Levenson

Three prominent Boston lawyers filed a class-action lawsuit on Tuesday that seeks to lift the state cap on the number of charter schools, arguing that the limit unfairly denies thousands of Massachusetts students their constitutional right to a quality education.

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