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King: Arbitrary caps on charter schools 'don’t make sense'

October 19, 2016 | Greg Toppo, USA Today

WASHINGTON — U.S.

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Guest Opinion: Yes on ballot Question 2 for stronger public schools

October 19, 2016 | Patricia A. Haddad, Guest Opinion, Herald News

Before I became a legislator, I was a public school teacher for 13 years. I was an active member of the local teachers union and served on my local school committee. I have a long record of advocating for our public schools.

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Guest Opinion: Yes on ballot Question 2 for stronger public schools

October 19, 2016 | Patricia A. Haddad, Guest Opinion, Herald News

Before I became a legislator, I was a public school teacher for 13 years. I was an active member of the local teachers union and served on my local school committee. I have a long record of advocating for our public schools.

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Voting ‘Yes’ on Question 2: On expanding Massachusetts charter schools

October 19, 2016 | Reed Sawyers, Guest Opinion, The Williams Record

On Tuesday, Nov. 8, Massachusetts voters will have the chance to cast their ballots in one of the most important contests of this century.

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Study: Charter schools boost English-language learner rolls

October 19, 2016 | Kathleen McKiernan, Boston Herald

Charter schools have increasingly enrolled more English-language learners, shattering an argument from the No on 2 campaign that charters don’t serve the same populations, a new report from the Pioneer Institute finds.

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Vote ‘yes’ on Question 2

October 19, 2016 | By Thomas Birmingham and Mark Roosevelt, Guest Opinion, Boston Globe

A “YES” VOTE on Question 2 will expand educational opportunity for the disproportionately poor and minority children in our most challenged urban school districts and therefore accelerate the work we helped start when we wrote the Education Reform Act of 1993.

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SEPHIRA SHUTTLESWORTH: Give more minority students hope -- lift the charter cap

October 17, 2016 | Sephira Shuttlesworth, Guest Column, Sentinel & Enterprise

By Sephira Shuttlesworth

Guest Columnist

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Editorial: Raise the cap on charter schools

October 15, 2016 | MetroWest Daily News Editorial Staff

Charter schools are a key component of the education reforms enacted in Massachusetts more than two decades ago.

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Peisch: Charters are working for children who need them most

October 15, 2016 | Rep. Alice H. Peisch, Guest Columnist, MetroWest Daily News

On November 8, voters across Massachusetts will head to the polls to decide whether to raise the cap on charter school enrollment.

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Letter: Vote 'yes' on Question 2

October 15, 2016 | Marc Kenen, Letter to the Editor, Salem Evening News

To the editor:

A “yes” on Question 2 vote will allow strategic growth of charter schools across the state, limited to 12 schools per year, with priority given to school districts that rank in the bottom 25 academically.

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