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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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Veritas Prep Charter School begins 4th year in Springfield

September 5, 2015 | Carolyn Robbins

SPRINGFIELD — Veritas Prep Charter School is celebrating its fourth year at full student capacity of 324 students in Grades 5, 6, 7 and 8 as it looks ahead to sending its first four-year graduates onto high school and beyond.

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Gov. Baker calls charter schools a model, not a rival: Viewpoint

September 4, 2015 | Ron Chimelis

Rolling through Springfield on Thursday, Governor Charlie Baker was asked to respond to concerns in some communities that charter schools, for all their well-intentioned goals, are siphoning support and attention from the traditional public school system.

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Baker re-affirming commitment to school choice

August 28, 2015 | Colin A. Young

BOSTON (State House News Service) – As he prepares charter school legislation he plans to file this fall, Gov. Charlie Baker on Friday said expanding school choice options for Massachusetts students and families will be a goal of his administration’s first term.

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Movement afoot to expand charter schools in Massachusetts

August 26, 2015 | Jim Hand

The state Legislature has blocked efforts to expand the number of charter schools in Massachusetts so supporters want to take their case directly to the people.

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Guest MINDSETTER ™ Marc Kenen: The Financial Impact of Charters Overstated

August 24, 2015 | Marc Kenen, MCPSA

Supporters of public charter schools recently filed a ballot question for the November 2016 election that would allow for measured relief from arbitrary enrollment caps, and already local officials are warning of Armageddon.

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